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Increased car and foot traffic coupled with rising sea levels have driven parts of the Tidal Basin area underwater. Sam Kittner/Tidal Basin Ideas Lab hide caption

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Landscape Architects Unveil Plans To Save The National Mall's Tidal Basin

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'Opening Act' Captures The Painful Business Of Making People Laugh

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Jordan Betscher and Courtney Crain dancing to Irving Berlin's "Isn't This a Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain)?" Courtesy of Concord Theatricals hide caption

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Isn't This A Lovely Day For A 'Top Hat' Tribute?

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Riva Lehrer's 2010 charcoal mixed-media collage portrait of Alison Bechdel, author of the Dykes to Watch Out For comic strip and the memoirs Fun Home and Are You My Mother? National Portrait Gallery/Disability Futures Fund hide caption

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20 Artists In Inaugural Class Of Disability Futures Fellows Receive $50,000 Grants

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Writer Kevin Young has been named The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. "Having visited the museum myself with my family, I know what a powerful place it is, transforming visitors both in-person and online, and revealing the centrality of African American culture to the American experience," Young says. Alan Karchmer/National Museum of African American History and Culture hide caption

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A visitor wears a mask while walking by Mickey Mouse at Hong Kong Disneyland. Lam Yik/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Disney Lays Off 28,000 Workers, 67% Are Part-Time Employees

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Kennedy Center Hosts First In-Person Concert Since Lockdown

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Guess How Much I Love You™ © 2015 Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram. Guess How Much I Love You™ is a registered trademark of Walker Books Ltd, London. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA on behalf of Walker Books, London. Candlewick Press hide caption

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92nd Street Y Pivots From In-Person Events To Virtual Programs

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"I'm a comedian. I'm not here to be agreed with," says Colin Quinn. "In fact, if you came up to me and said, 'You're not funny, but I agree with you,' I'd be offended because I'm here to make people laugh. ... It's much more powerful than somebody agreeing with you." Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Audible hide caption

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In A 'Coast-To-Coast Roast,' Colin Quinn Finds Humor In The State We're In

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Lamorne Morris plays cartoonist Keef Knight in the Hulu comedy Woke. The character is based on Keith Knight, the show's co-creator. Joe Lederer/Hulu hide caption

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In 'Woke,' Cartoonist Keith Knight Drew From A Real-Life 'Wake-Up Call'

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The Multiverse Ethereal Empyrean Experience, by Laurence "Renzo" Verbeck and Sylvia Adrienne Lisse, was selected as the official Black Rock City Temple for 2020. Kye Horton/Burning Man hide caption

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As Burning Man Goes Virtual, Organizers Try To Capture The Communal Aspect

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Isaac Cates and Ordained is one of two US a cappella groups performing at Vox Virtual. Clarence Lomax/Vox Virtual Festival hide caption

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Vox Virtual, An International Music Festival, Is About To Launch

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When Redstone was about 30, he went to work for his father who owned a few drive-in theaters in New England. He eventually turned his father's business, National Amusements, into a national theater chain. John Blanding/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Media Titan Sumner Redstone, Who Made Viacom A Global Empire, Dies At 97

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The Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is reopening to the public on Friday. "We haven't seen the cats get superexcited about seeing people, but that's honestly to be expected," says curator Craig Saffoe. "Cats, whether they're your cats at home or giant cats like ours, are cats." Above, Luke, an African lion. Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian's National Zoo hide caption

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As Zoos Cautiously Reopen, Humans Are Excited, Big Cats Seem Ambivalent

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