Vaslav Nijinsky as the faun at the premiere of the Ballets Russes' production of Afternoon of the Faun at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris in May 1912. Click here to see the full costume. Edward Gooch/Getty Images hide caption

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Modern Movement: How The Ballets Russes Revolutionized Dance

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The elaborately tiled City Hall subway station in New York City — still extant but now closed to the public, alas — used the Guastavino touch to convince wary city dwellers to head underground for a train trip. Michael Freeman/National Buildling Museum hide caption

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How One Family Built America's Public Palaces

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Friedkin, Who Pushed Film Forward, Looks Back

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NPR is heading to its fourth home, at 1111 North Capitol St. in Washington, D.C. Stephen Voss/NPR hide caption

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In NPR's New Building, Everything Will Be Better ... Again

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In director Gilles Bourdos' biopic Renoir, Christa Theret plays Andree Heuschling, who served as a muse for both the aging Impressionist master and his young filmmaker son. Samuel Goldwyn Films hide caption

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Painting 'Renoir' In Finely Detailed Strokes

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For John Baldessari, Conceptual Art Means Serious Mischief

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The Getty Museum is the last€” and only U.S. stop on the world tour of Woman in Blue Reading a Letter. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. On loan from the City of Amsterdam (A. van der Hoop Bequest)/Courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Trust hide caption

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Vermeer's 'Woman In Blue' Brings Her Mystery, Allure To L.A.

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Spielberg's Schindler's List will mark its 20th year in 2013. Levy was in charge of the publicity campaign for the film and still has his original press kit. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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For Publicist Marvin Levy, It's All About Eyeballs

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The football-field-sized third floor of Warner Brothers' Prop House, where they keep a host of antiques available for rent. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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For Film Set Decorators, Tiny Details Count

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Doris Day's somber 1958 version of "Hooray for Hollywood," which was included on an album of the same name, better reflects the song's creatively complicated lyrics. Sony Picture Archives hide caption

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Hollywood's 'Hooray': Hardly A Happy Hymn

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In 1800, when the tapestry cap was made, Aleppo was a major textile center, dotted with workshops where silk was woven and crafted. This 1873 photograph shows a Muslim man and woman from the region. Courtesy of The Textile Museum hide caption

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From Aleppo, An Artifact Of A Calmer Age

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During World War II, "Canteen Girl" Phyllis Jeanne Creore spoke and sang to the troops and their loved ones for 15 minutes every week on NBC radio. Courtesy of Phyllis Jeanne Creore Westerman hide caption

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WWII 'Canteen Girl' Kept Troops Company From Afar

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Ravi Shankar circa 1960 in the U.K. David Redfern/Redferns hide caption

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Ravi Shankar, Who Brought Eastern Music To Western Legends, Dies

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Edward Hopper is well-known in the U.S. for paintings such as Nighthawks (1942)pensive, lonely portraits of people sitting together yet alone. He was less well-known in France, but an exhibit of his work at the Grand Palais has drawn impressive crowds. The Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection/Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago hide caption

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Hopper's Lonely Figures Find Some Friends In Paris

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In 1955's Daddy Long Legs, Leslie Caron plays a French orphan who goes to college thanks to help from an anonymous, American benefactor (Fred Astaire). Cat's Collection/Corbis hide caption

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Leslie Caron: Dancing From WWII Paris To Hollywood

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