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31 Rue Cambon: Coco Chanel's Fabulous Paris Flat

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The Louvre's famous pyramid turns 20 this year. When architect I.M. Pei first designed it in the 1980s, critics said tampering with the Louvre's majestic architecture was "sacrilegious." But over the years, visitors have warmed up to the giant glass structure. Sipa via AP Images hide caption

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Landmark At The Louvre: The Pyramid Turns 20

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Gordon Studer

Season's Readings: Top Picks From Indie Booksellers

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Yinka Shonibare's Scramble for Africa features 14 life-size fiberglass mannequins dressed in Dutch wax printed cotton. Yinka Shonibare/By permission, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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Headless Actors On A Global Playground

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Broadway theater producer Rocco Landesman is the 10th chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Michael Eastman hide caption

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Theater Producer Takes The Stage As New NEA Chair

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Many meals at Les Cocottes are served in homey, oven-to-table casserole cookware. Clay McLachlan/Le Violon D'Ingres hide caption

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Who Says French Food Can't Be Friendly?

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Coco Chanel: The Orphan Who Transformed Fashion

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Sisters Speak In 'You Were Always Mom's Favorite'

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Eduardo Galeano Contemplates History's Paradoxes

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Ann Dunham with her children, Maya and Barack. Courtesy Maya Soetoro-Ng hide caption

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First Family Fabrics: Batiks From Obama's Mother

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Recession Doesn't Have To Mean Arts Cutback

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'Looped': TV's Rhoda Tackles The Trials Of Tallulah

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'Paint Made Flesh': Modern Bodies, Naked Eyes

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Two Manets, A Makeover And A Mystery

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