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The Ebony Fashion Fair: Changing History On The Catwalk

For 50 years, Ebony magazine's Fashion Fair toured the country. The models knew how to captivate from the catwalk, helping fashion the dreams of the black women who flocked to their shows.

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The Salt

Drink Vodka, Eat Pickles, Repeat: Mastering The Zakuski Spread

Zakuski are like Russian tapas. More than a delicious snack, these dishes also tell the story of Russia. From "Herring Under a Fur Coat" to pickled everything, zakuski teach us about harsh winters and state-sponsored products in the Soviet era.

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'Eliot Ness': Actually Untouchable, Except When It Came To Women

Author Douglas Perry's new book, Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero, paints a portrait of the legendary lawman as a flawed but genuinely good guy who floundered when away from the excitement of police work. Ness "helped invent the modern police force," Perry says, but couldn't stop drinking and cheating on his wives.

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Beirut's Suburbs Take New Precautions As Syrian Unrest Expands

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Shirley Temple's Films Still Charm After All These Years

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On the Good Ship Lollipop Shirley Temple
Keep Your Sunny Side Up Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders

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Three Years Later, A Harrowing Visit To Fukushima

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Walking Down The Widening Aisle Of Interracial Marriages

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Love In Technicolor: Interracial Families On Television

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Movin' on Up Hustlers Brass Band
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Companions The Dodos
Guitar Boogie Tommy Emmanuel

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Drink Vodka, Eat Pickles, Repeat: Mastering The Zakuski Spread

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Through The Mind Of A Novelist, Lincoln Shares His Life Story

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Variations on an American Song: Aspects of Lincoln and Liberty, Op. 20
Lincoln Portrait, for speaker & orchestra

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Flood Of Gay Marriage Cases Releasing Stream Of Federal Rulings

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The Only One Black Keys
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The Ebony Fashion Fair: Changing History On The Catwalk

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