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QUIZ: What Does Food Symbolize In Art? Test Your Knowledge

Artists have been painting food into their work since ancient times. You know it looks delicious, but how well can you decipher what foods mean in art? Take this quiz to find out.
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A Conversation With Julian Fellowes

The global hit “Downton Abbey” chronicled the lives and loves of Britain’s nobility — and their downstairs staff — in an era of great social change. Now, the show’s creator explores money, desire and secrets in a new novel set in the 19th Century. A conversation with Julian Fellowes.

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In Chile, 'Marraqueta' Is The Daily Bread

This crusty bread likely originated with French immigrants of centuries past, but it's =become deeply entwined with Chilean identity, diet ... even language. Yet most people don't make it at home.
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From Cuba To The Capital — OAS Exhibit Opens Dialogue With New Generation

Cuban has had a frought relationship with the United States, but as the barriers fall, the work of a new generation of artists reflect their emergence from isolation.

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Anacostia Unmapped: Family Dinner

What grounds people in their family and their neighborhood? Charlene Butler Rutger offers Anacostia newcomers advice on how to get plugged in.

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Remembering Tuskegee Airman Roscoe Brown, Educator And Civil Rights Trailblazer

Brown was one of the last surviving "Red Tail" pilots of the famed Tuskegee Airmen. These African-American pilots served in World War II, laying the foundation for integrating the U.S. armed forces.
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Dine Like A Soviet Spy: Old KGB Haunt Opens Its Doors Again

Soviet-era movie stars, cosmonauts and, yes, intelligence agents once socialized at Aragvi over chicken tabaka and Georgian wine. Now the restaurant has reopened for regular diners.
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A Brief History Of America's Middle Class

What does it mean to be middle class in the U.S.? Over the past century, the idea of the "middle class" has gone through a number of drastic transformations.
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Hard Cider, Chamber Pots And Leeches: Living Like A Founding Father

River Donaghey, associate editor at VICE, spent four days living as people did in the 18th century. Donaghey tells NPR's Ari Shapiro that New Yorkers happily mistook him as an extra from Hamilton.
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The Declaration Of Independence, 240 Years Later

On July 4, 1776, church bells rang out over Philadelphia as the Continental Congress adopted Thomas Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence.

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