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The Ebony Fashion Fair: Changing History On The Catwalk

For 50 years, Ebony magazine's Fashion Fair toured the country. The models knew how to captivate from the catwalk, helping fashion the dreams of the black women who flocked to their shows.

Many shops in this area of Beirut, Lebanon, known as the Dahiyeh, are now lined with sandbags to shield them against possible bombings. Tim Fitzsimons for NPR hide caption

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Beirut's Suburbs Take New Precautions As Syrian Unrest Expands

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Shirley Temple started performing in films when she was just 3 years old. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Shirley Temple's Films Still Charm After All These Years

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A Tokyo Electric Power Company official (center) stands with journalists at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan on Nov. 7. Cleanup efforts at the plant remain ongoing. Kimimasa Mayama/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Three Years Later, A Harrowing Visit To Fukushima

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Kelly Mottershead and Louie Okamoto held a beach party last October for their wedding ceremony in Carmel, Calif. Dana Barsuhn/Courtesy of Louie Okamoto hide caption

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Walking Down The Widening Aisle Of Interracial Marriages

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In Parenthood, Dax Shepard plays Crosby, whose wife, Jasmine, is played by Joy Bryant. Their son is Jabbar (Tyree Brown). NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

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Love In Technicolor: Interracial Families On Television

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Zakuski tables, like Slava and Luba Frumkin's, are known for their largesse. This spread includes smoked salmon and halibut, pickled green tomatoes, salted mackerel, Herring Under a Fur Coat and Georgian eggplant rolls. Deena Prichep hide caption

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Drink Vodka, Eat Pickles, Repeat: Mastering The Zakuski Spread

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Jerome Charyn is the author of nearly 50 books, a variety of fiction and nonfiction. Mariana Cook/Courtesy of Liveright hide caption

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Through The Mind Of A Novelist, Lincoln Shares His Life Story

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Virginians demonstrate outside Federal Court in Norfolk, Va., on Feb. 4. The judge ruled this week that Virginia's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Flood Of Gay Marriage Cases Releasing Stream Of Federal Rulings

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The Ebony Fashion Fair: Changing History On The Catwalk

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