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With Swirls Of Steel, These Sculptures Mark The Passage Of People And Time

Albert Paley's iron and steel gates, archways and free-standing sculptures are eye-catching landmarks. His 2010 steel work Evanesce stands in Monterrey, Mexico. "American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley" is on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art until September. Agencia para la Planeacióndel Desarrollo Urbano de Nuevo León/Courtesy Paley Studios hide caption

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Fine Art

With Swirls Of Steel, These Sculptures Mark The Passage Of People And Time

Albert Paley's eye-catching gates, archways and sculptures frame transitions and elevate otherwise routine paths. An exhibit in Washington, D.C., is celebrating the work of the American metalsmith.

'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Gardens

Members of the Bird Ambassadors program painted and planted a broken canoe at a Baltimore charter school in November. The canoe was filled with species native to Maryland, providing food and habitat for local birds. Susie Creamer/Courtesy of Patterson Park Audubon Center hide caption

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Environment

'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Gardens

A program that provides food and shelter to migratory birds has enlisted immigrant women in the effort. "When I see them here," says one woman, "it reminds me of my garden back home in Mexico."

For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

Mixed martial arts fighter Cornell Ward (from left), chef Daniel Strong, triathlete Dominic Thompson, lifestyle blogger Joshua Katcher and competitive bodybuilder Giacomo Marchese at a vegan barbecue in Brooklyn, N.Y. hide caption

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The Salt

For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

A group of men in New York are challenging the stereotype that eating meat signifies manliness. Instead, they say that manhood can be proven by caring for the planet, not dominating it.

This Year, Avignon Festival Is A Stage For Both Plays And Protest

Dutch actors perform during a dress rehearsal of the show HUIS at the 68th Avignon Theater Festival in France. The festival has been international since 1966 and today French performances make up only 20 percent of all acts. hide caption

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Theater

This Year, Avignon Festival Is A Stage For Both Plays And Protest

The French theater event has long been a pillar of the performing arts world. But the government is talking of cutting festival workers' off-season benefits, casting a shadow over the celebration.

By Trolley, Train, Show Boat Or Surrey, These Musicals Will Move You

Barbra Streisand does a lot of singing on transit — over the course of Funny Girl, Funny Lady, Yentl and Hello Dolly (above) she sings aboard a train, a plane, a taxi a tugboat, and an ocean liner. 20th Century Fox/Chenault/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Book Your Trip

By Trolley, Train, Show Boat Or Surrey, These Musicals Will Move You

When we asked movie critic Bob Mondello to contribute to our Book Your Trip series, he immediately began humming show tunes. Spend six minutes listening to this story and you'll be singing along, too.

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