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At 83, Dancer Carmen De Lavallade Looks Back At A Life Spent Onstage

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Actress Elizabeth Peña arrives at the Hollywood premiere of Nothing Like the Holidays in 2008. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Overture Films hide caption

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Elizabeth Peña Remembered As An Actress With Range

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Actor Denzel Washington (center) is flanked by Jihmi Kennedy (left) and Morgan Freeman in the 1989 film Glory, a turning point in Hollywood's representations of the Civil War. AP hide caption

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From VMI To James Island, Hollywood Battles To Get The Civil War Right

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Young Mike (Joseph Carlson) antagonizes Mike (Michael Patrick Thornton) during a physical therapy session with Jerry (James Whalen). Stan Barouh/Olney Theatre Center hide caption

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Play, Ball: A Theatrical Look At The 'Beauty And Brutality' Of Football

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Tony Award Winner Geoffrey Holder Dies At 84

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Landis works on a "Picasso" at his home. His materials — including magic markers and frames from Wal-Mart — are not those of a "proper" forger, says filmmaker Sam Cullman. Sam Cullman/Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories hide caption

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'Art & Craft' Explores How One Forger Duped More Than 45 Museums

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Deaccessioning — the permanent removal of an object from a museum's collection — has been a big issue in Detroit. When the city declared bankruptcy, it had to put all of its assets on the table. Turns out, the most valuable asset was the art collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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As Museums Try To Make Ends Meet, 'Deaccession' Is The Art World's Dirty Word

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The Evans family from Good Times. Bern Nadette Stanis is second from left. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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From 'Good Times' To 'Honey Boo Boo': Who Is Poor On TV?

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Lizan Mitchell (left) as the wealthy and crotchety Carolyn and N.L. Graham as Veronika, her nurse, in the play Dead and Breathing. Seth Freeman hide caption

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With Humor, 'Dead And Breathing' Dives Into End-Of-Life Struggles

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"I don't think I'm gonna die tomorrow or even two weeks from now, or even ever," Stritch told NPR'S Scott Simon in 2014. "I just don't know ... who the hell knows what's gonna happen to them? Nobody! Isn't that comforting? Nobody has a clue. I like that we don't know. And I like that it's somebody else's decision, not mine." AP/Sundance Selects hide caption

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Actress Elaine Stritch, 'Her Own Greatest Character,' Dies At 89

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Was "I think I can" the great-grandmother of "lean in?" Some readers see the plucky locomotive as a parable about working women, but some versions of the story feature a male protagonist instead. Platt & Munk, Penguin Young Readers Group hide caption

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In 'Little Engine That Could,' Some See An Early Feminist Hero

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Think Before You Clap: You Could Be Beat Deaf

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Megan Abbott's other books include Queenpin, The Song Is You and The End of Everything. hide caption

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In 'Fever,' Town's Teen Tic Epidemic Gets A Chilling Novelization

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