Artist Behind Rosa Parks Statue: She Was 'Superwoman Dressed In Clark Kent's Clothes'
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Fashion For Pregnancy Bumps
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The U.S. Embassy in central London in 2009. Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Can U.S. Embassies Be Safe Without Being Unsightly?
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A man inspects a plastic cover placed over an artwork attributed to Banksy in London. The stencilled image depicts a poor child making Union Jack flags on a sewing machine and is located on the wall of a Poundland discount shop in the Wood Green area of north London. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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'Nordic Cool' Illuminates D.C.'s Kennedy Center
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Stargazy Pie, a cornish dish named for the way the fish heads poke through the crust towards the sky. Courtesy of Sandy Levins hide caption

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Marcel Duchamp's Cubist-inspired Nude Descending a Staircase was famously described by one critic as "an explosion in a shingle factory." Philadelphia Museum of Art/Copyright succession Marcel Duchamp / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2013 hide caption

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'Armory Show' That Shocked America In 1913, Celebrates 100
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A New View Of Newton In 'Isaac's Eye'
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Art Meets Geek at Toni Dove's Studio
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Los Angeles-based artist Ramiro Gomez Jr. displays his immigrant worker art on the Capitol's East Lawn in Washington, D.C. Lizzie Chen/NPR hide caption

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From West 24th to West 42nd Street, New York's Seventh Avenue is also known as "Fashion Avenue." It's home to major designers as well as those who are just starting out, like Ann Yee and Daniel Vosovic. Michael Katzif for NPR hide caption

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New York's Grimy Garment District Hatches Designers' Dreams
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Cristobal Balenciaga was known as a perfectionist, especially when it came to sleeves. Blume says, "It was perhaps a sign of real personal attention if you were one of the rare clients that he had lunch with, and at the end of the lunch he ripped out [your] sleeve and reset it." Francois Kollar/AP hide caption

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Could Reclusive Designer Balenciaga Make It Today?
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