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'What She Ate': The Culinary Biographies Of Some Remarkable Women

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Harvey Dunn's 1918 oil painting The Sentry shows a soldier coming up from the trenches. "You see in his eyes what would later become known as the thousand-yard stare," says exhibit curator Peter Jakab. Hugh Talman/National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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Even In 'The War To End All Wars,' There Was Art Coming From The Trenches

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The porches of the 1890s Allison Buildings, shown above in 1910, were later enclosed to provide more space for patient beds. National Archives and Records Administration/National Building Museum hide caption

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'Architecture Of An Asylum' Tracks History Of U.S. Treatment Of Mental Illness

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Senior conservator of paintings Ann Hoenigswald works to fill in elements of Paul Cézanne's Riverbank c. 1895 in the National Gallery of Art's Paintings Conservation Lab in Washington, D.C. Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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With Chemistry And Care, Conservators Keep Masterpieces Looking Their Best

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'Maudie' Paints Intimate Portrait Of Canadian Painter Maud Lewis

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Lewis used leftover house paint to brighten the walls of the tiny home in Marshalltown that she shared with her husband. Steve Farmer/Art Gallery of Nova Scotia hide caption

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Listen to the Story

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Marlene Dietrich in a publicity photo for the film Dishonored (1931), in which she plays an Austrian spy. Eugene Robert Richee/Deutsche Kinemathek - Marlene Dietrich Collection Berlin / Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery hide caption

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Gallery Gives Movie Star Marlene Dietrich The Big-Picture Treatment

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Frédéric Bazille's The Family Gathering has none of the quick, airy brushstrokes his future impressionist peers would discover; but the sunshine is there, as are the bright colors. Musee d'Orsay, Paris/Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art hide caption

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Meet Frédéric Bazille, The Impressionist Painter Who Could Have Been

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"From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir" invites visitors to sit down and explore a replica of the French feminist's desk. Emily Haight/National Museum of Women in the Arts hide caption

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Imagine What It Was Like To Sit Down At Simone De Beauvoir's Desk

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Music was always her refuge, but Ella Fitzgerald never thought she would be a singer until she won an Amateur Night contest at the Apollo Theater in 1934. The Rudy Calvo Collection Cache Agency hide caption

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Early Hardship Couldn't Muffle Ella Fitzgerald's Joy

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Ron Boustead's new album is called Unlikely Valentine. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jazz Vocalist Ron Boustead's Humor Shines On 'Unlikely Valentine'

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Kerry James Marshall, School of Beauty, School of Culture, acrylic and glitter on unstretched canvas, 2012 Sean Pathasema/The Museum of Contemporary Art hide caption

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Kerry James Marshall: A Black Presence In The Art World Is 'Not Negotiable'

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Emma Watson and Dan Stevens star in Disney's new live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Courtesy of Disney hide caption

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Composer Alan Menken On His Disney Tunes: 'I Prefer Them To Be Hummable'

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The classic film Casablanca marks its 75th birthday this year. One little known fact? Humphrey Bogart was shorter than Ingrid Bergman, so he had to stand on a box during filming. Warner Bros./AP hide caption

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After 75 Years, Here's Looking At You, 'Casablanca'

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Choreographer Mandy Moore was lying underneath a car on the LA freeway, counting and calling out steps, throughout the 47 takes it took to shoot La La Land's fun-filled opening scene. Lionsgate hide caption

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Behind This Exuberant Dance Number? Planning, Precision And Practice

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