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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner's address book, circa 1950-1956 Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner's address book, circa 1950-1956 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Fine Art

Peek Inside The 'Little Black Books' Of Some Famous American Artists

Mary Savig, curator at the Archives of American Art in Washington, D.C., says the contact lists reveal a lot about the artists' personal and professional networks.

Ronnie Landry, 14, plays basketball in front of his home on Schnell Drive. He and his father, Wilbert Landry, bottom right, moved here from the 9th Ward of New Orleans in 2014. Noney Deffes, bottom left, is a longtime Schnell Drive resident who survived the flood in a neighbor's attic, then lived out of her recreational vehicle before returning to her home. Edmund D. Fountain for NPR hide caption

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Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Of Recovery And Reflection

The Survivors' Street: 10 Years Of Life After Katrina

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The Survivors' Street: 10 Years Of Life After Katrina

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Musashi Fuchu Little League baseball players spend eight to 10 hours a day on weekends practicing on this field on the outskirts of Tokyo. This traditional powerhouse team has won the Little League World Series twice before, in 2013 and 2003, but did not qualify this season. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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The Secret To Japan's Little League Success: 10-Hour Practices

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Peek Inside The 'Little Black Books' Of Some Famous American Artists

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Heyn, in action in Baltimore's Fells Point with that night's feature attraction: Jupiter's moons. Kevin and Sonia McCarthy/Courtesy of Herman Heyn hide caption

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Stargazing From The Street Corner, Telescope And Hat In Hand

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A bus with the Cuban and U.S. flags is seen on a beach in Havana earlier this month. The White House is exploring regulatory changes to provide new opportunities for American citizens and U.S. businesses in Cuba. Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels

White House Explores Ways To Do Business With Cuba

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White House Explores Ways To Do Business With Cuba

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Brazilian actor Wagner Moura looks so much like Colombian smuggler Pablo Escobar that Netflix's Narcos uses footage and photos of the real Escobar to heighten the show's realism. Daniel Daza/Netflix hide caption

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A Colombian Kingpin Gets The 'Goodfellas' Treatment In 'Narcos'

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