Aaron Meshon

Fresh Delivery: Indie Booksellers Pick 2010 Favorites

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From the exhibition "Fresh Flowers," a drawing created by artist David Hockney with the creative tool that's been fascinating him lately -- the iPad. Untitled, 10 July 2010 is one of hundreds of digital works showing on 40 screens in the Paris exhibition, which runs through Jan. 30. David Hockney hide caption

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In Paris, A Display From Hockney's Pixelated Period

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Dick Cavett didn't do interviews -- he held conversations. And in the 1960s and '70s, he held conversations with the likes of Katharine Hepburn, John Lennon, Richard Nixon and Groucho Marx. Above, Cavett poses in his New York office in 1978. Carlos Rene Perez/AP hide caption

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Cavett's Conversations: 'When People Simply Talk'

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Antonia Fraser and Harold Pinter were married for 28 years before Pinter's death in 2009 from cancer. Doubleday/Courtesy of Antonia Fraser hide caption

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The True Love Story Of Lady Antonia And Her Harold

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Patti LuPone: Memoir Of A Broadway Diva

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This Qing Dynasty porcelain incense burner dates back to the late 17th century. Freer Gallery of Art hide caption

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Blue And White And Mad All Over: 'Chinamania'

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Jim Pearce's latest album is inspired by his years making a modest living as a working musician. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Jazz Musician In 'The Twilight Of A Mediocre Career'

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Nancy Astor, pictured here in a John Singer Sargent portrait from 1909, represents the 19th-century American feminine ideal: soft, delicate, and clad in European-made clothes. As the 20th century developed, that ideal shifted. National Trust / Art Resource hide caption

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The Feminine Mystique, Expressed In Silks And Satins

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NPR's Susan Stamberg Remembers Daniel Schorr

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John McCormack could sing anything, from opera to German lieder to Irish folk songs. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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John McCormack: The Charming Irish Tenor

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Spielberg, Lucas Celebrate Rockwell's Iconic America

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Claude Monet bought his house in Giverny seven years after he first started renting it. He worked hard to create the gardens, later featured in his paintings, around his home. Fondation Claude Monet hide caption

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Monet The Gardener: Life, And Art, Grow At Giverny

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Claude Monet

Monet's Canvas Cathedrals: A Life Study Of Light

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Boudin painted his Personnages sur la plage de Trouville in 1865, about 10 years after befriending Monet. Henri Brauner/Musee Eugène Boudin, Honfleur hide caption

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Eugene Boudin: The Man Who Inspired Monet

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