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Helen Marriage: How Can Large-Scale Performance Art Inspire Wonder And Creativity?

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Sarah Corbett: How Can Introverts Be Activists Too?

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This 1991 photo became famous in the climbing community after appearing in a 1995 Patagonia catalog. Almost three decades after the photo was taken, Jordan Leads, the baby pictured, is grown up and tells NPR about her perspective on the photo. Greg Epperson hide caption

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The Flying Baby From A Famous 1995 Patagonia Catalog Photo Is All Grown Up

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Paint-By-Numbers Maestro Dan Robbins Dies At 93

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Artist Kadir Nelson illustrates Kwame Alexander's poem "The Undefeated" in a new picture book. Kadir Nelson/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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This Is For 'The Undefeated': A New Picture Book Celebrates Black Brilliance

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Milicent Patrick poses in the Universal Studios monster shop with her most famous creation: the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Family collection/Courtesy of Hanover Square Press hide caption

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The Forgotten Woman Who Designed The Creature From The Black Lagoon

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The Sackler Trust and Foundation both announced they would temporarily suspend charitable giving in the U.K. The Sackler Courtyard is a 2017 addition to the Victoria and Albert museum in London. Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In a 1936 letter to Henwar Rodakiewicz, Georgia O'Keeffe updated her friend on recent goings-on, including a new commission. The middle section reads: "I got an order for a big flower painting for Elizabeth Arden — got it myself ---" Shawn Miller/Library of Congress hide caption

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'High Heel' Muses On Beauty, Power — And Stilettos

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Art thieves tried to steal a painting by Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564-1638), but the artwork, titled The Crucifixion, had been switched out for a copy. PHAS/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Thieves Steal A Famous Painting From An Italian Church — But Don't Worry, It's Fake

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Customers wait their turn while Charleston works at his father's old station and chats with Todd Sullivan, a volunteer with the Chinese-American Friendship Association, which partners with Charleston's church. Shuran Huang hide caption

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