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How Dorothea Lange Taught Us To See Hunger And Humanity

Perhaps no one did more to show us the human toll of the Great Depression than Lange, who was born on this day in 1895. Her photos of farm workers and others have become iconic of the era.
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Sip It Slowly, And Other Lessons From The Oldest Tea Book In The World

Over 800 years before tea was known in the West, a Chinese master penned the The Classic of Tea. In it, he blends the practical with the spiritual and emphasizes rituals from cultivation to drinking.
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Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75

The influential photographer was known mostly for her humanist work.
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Prolific Fantasy And Science Fiction Writer Tanith Lee Has Died

Lee wrote dozens of books, including Don't Bite The Sun and Death's Master -- the latter of which was part of her popular Flat Earth series. She was 67.
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Lovely Illustrations From The Story Of A Black Boy Who Dreams Of Going To Mars

The authors — who are black and queer — didn't see a lot of kids like them in children's books growing up. They wanted to help change that.
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Do Touch The Artwork At Prado's Exhibit For The Blind

The renowned Spanish museum has made 3-D copies of some of its most iconic works to allow blind people to feel them.
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Second Annual Funk Parade To Take Over U Street

This weekend you can get funky on U Street with live music, a street festival and a parade, as tomorrow marks the second Funk Parade.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 26, 2015

You can reminisce with classic Latino pop songs or hear what’s new in Spanish-language poetry.

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Anne Meara, Half Of Husband-Wife Comedy Team, Dies At 85

Anne Meara died Saturday in New York. She had a long varied career in show business and was one half of the 1960s comedy duo Stiller and Meara. She was marred to Jerry Stiller. Her son is Ben Stiller.
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It's Not Rude: These Portraits Of Wounded Vets Are Meant To Be Stared At

"I take these pictures so that we can look; we can see what we're not supposed to see," says photographer David Jay. "And we need to see them because we created them."

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