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A Worldwide Voyage To Prove Stars, Wind And Waves Are Enough

An ambitious journey by canoe gets underway in Hawaii on Saturday: Two double-hulled vessels will set sail on a three-year journey around the world.

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A new production of Leos Janácek's opera takes on a longstanding challenge: how to turn human singers into animals without making them look ridiculous. The answer? Animate them.

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Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board'

No one wants to return to the system of American apartheid. Public education, with its glaring inequities, is a reminder of all the work left undone.

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Nostalgia For What's Been Lost Since 'Brown V. Board'

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A Worldwide Voyage To Prove Stars, Wind And Waves Are Enough

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