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Cross-Cultural Menu Ideas For A Code Switch Thanksgiving

You want to love Thanksgiving food so badly. Here are ways make it happen.
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James Kaplan: "Sinatra: The Chairman"

Frank Sinatra was one of the top entertainers of the 20th century. A new biography on the many sides of "Ol Blue Eyes" – his singing career, Rat Pack exploits and legacy in American culture.

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On A List Of Big Names, Little-Known Activist Earns His Posthoumous Spotlight

On Tuesday, Minoru "Min" Yasui will posthumously receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his fight against the military curfew imposed upon Japanese-Americans during World War II.
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Let them Eat Sugar Sculpture! The Getty Celebrates Edible Table Art

The party animals of Europe made festive, elaborate centerpieces from food from medieval times through the 18th century. Among the most notable of their table art traditions is the sugar monument.
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18 Rules Of Behavior For Young Ladies In 1831

In the spirit of American self-reliance, Charles Varle penned a personal guidebook for 19th century Americans.
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A Glint In A Molehill Reveals Treasure Trove Of 4,000 Ancient Coins

The Roman coins, stashed away soon after they'd been minted, had been buried in a field for more than 1700 years. Then a farmer saw something shimmering.
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Art And History Collide In Paintings Depicting A Washington Of The Past

Many of Lily Spandorf's watercolors feature buildings being torn down, or about to be. A new exhibit shows Spandorf's illustrations from the Washington Star, created between 1960 and 1981.

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From Grocery Shelves To Pop Culture: A Century of Coca-Cola Bottles

This week is the anniversary of a bottle designed to be "so distinctive that it could be recognized by touch alone and so unique that it could be identified when shattered on the ground."
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Weathermen Who Died In World War II Posthumously Awarded Purple Hearts

Four World War II U.S. weathermen lost their lives when a German U-Boat sunk the ship they were on. They never received their purple hearts until Thursday.
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Spend The Night In The '50s, In A Vintage Airstream Trailer

You've heard of renting a room or a house on Airbnb, but what if you could rent a vintage Air Stream trailer and spend the night anywhere you want? Now you can: a local architect and Air Stream fanatic recently launched a business restoring and renting vintage Air Stream trailers from the 1950s and early 1960s.

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