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In recent years the word "curate" has been plucked out of museums and become ubiquitous. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Go On, 'Curate' This Commentary, Too

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Stephen Tobolowsky is an actor and writer. He also hosts the podcast The Tobolowsky Files. Jim Britt/Simon & Schuster hide caption

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An Invitation To Join 'The Dangerous Animals Club'

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Miss Navajo contestants must work in teams to butcher sheep. From left, Krystal Parkhurst, Leandra "Abby" Thomas and Charlene Goodluck had to cut the sheep's throat, remove the stomach and quarter the carcass. Laurel Morales for NPR hide caption

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Forget The Heels: What It Takes To Be Miss Navajo

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Instructor Huiling Li encourages second-grader Trinity Faulkner on the first day of Mandarin Chinese classes at Brookdale Elementary School in Macon, Ga. Adam Ragusea for NPR hide caption

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Some Ga. Schools Make Mandarin Mandatory

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Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta has a bold plan to transform a long-abandoned, incompletely built ballet school in Havana into a global cultural and dance center. But some fear the plan is a step toward "privatization." Nick Miroff for NPR hide caption

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Plan For Cuban Ballet School A Dance Of Art, Politics

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