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Japanese Tea Ritual Turned 15th Century 'Tupperware' Into Art

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James Baldwin, shown here in 1964, was the first in a series of authors Harry and Lynne Sharon Schwartz recorded. Jenkins/Getty Images hide caption

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Re-Released Recordings Reveal Literary Titans In Their Youth

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On location for Walk of Shame, camera crew members Larry Nielsen (center) and Milan "Miki" Janicin (right) help set up a crane shot. The wireless focus remote Nielsen will use is hanging from that purple carabiner on his jacket. Cindy Carpien/NPR hide caption

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Keen Eyes, Uncanny Instincts Keep Films In Sharp Focus

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Milan "Miki" Janicin slates a scene on a location shoot for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Given the crowded location, "I'm actually on the phone with my first assistant, so he could let me know when the camera is rolling," Janicin says. Sidney Ray Baldwin hide caption

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'Clap!' On Set, The Signature Sound Of The Slate

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Sid Caesar, Who Got Laughs Without Politics Or Putdowns, Dies At 91

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Fon appliqué workers in 1971, Abomey, Republic of Benin. Eliot Elisofon/National Museum of African Art hide caption

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'Life' Photographer Showed Africa Through A New Lens

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Untitled (Kate #18) by Chuck Close. Chuck Close/Courtesy of Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York hide caption

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Portrait Show Brings Photographer-Subject Encounters Into Focus

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Thanksgivukkah: A Mash Of Two Holidays That's Easy To Relish

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A Young Brit Takes On The American Songbook

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Robert Henri's 1913 Figure in Motion was a realistic, but bold response to Matisse's and Duchamp's nudes. Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, Ill. hide caption

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In 1913, A New York Armory Filled With Art Stunned The Nation

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J.D. Salinger wrote nine letters and postcards to aspiring Canadian writer Marjorie Sheard. Graham Haber/The Morgan Library & Museum hide caption

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Pen Pal Of Young 'Jerry' Salinger May Have Been First To Meet Holden

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Marville made more than 425 photographs of the narrow streets and crumbling buildings of premodern Paris, including this view from the top of Rue Champlain in 1877-1878. Charles Marville/Musee Carnavalet/Roger-Viollet hide caption

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An Insider's View Of 19th-Century Paris (Even The Urinals)

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Exhibit Explores How Dior's Designs Echo Impressionist Paintings

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Zelda Sayre and F. Scott Fitzgerald pose for a photo at the Sayre home in Montgomery, Ala., in 1919, the year before they married. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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For F. Scott And Zelda Fitzgerald, A Dark Chapter In Asheville, N.C.

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