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Deceptive Cadence

Gertrude Stein Opera Finds Beauty In The Mundane

A new opera from composer Ricky Ian Gordon, best known for his adaptation of The Grapes Of Wrath, uses tiny moments to tell the story of a big personality.

Picasso's The Blue Room, painted in 1901, hung in the Phillips Collection for decades. AP hide caption

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Buried By Picasso, The Man Beneath 'The Blue Room' Tells A Story

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Gertrude Stein Opera Finds Beauty In The Mundane

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A mountain lion known as P-22 was recaptured in March by National Park Service biologists and treated for mange. Wildlife officials believe the cougar's ill health is the result of exposure to rat poison. National Park Service hide caption

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LA Mountain Lion A Poster Cat For California's Rat Poison Problem

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A pet burial site in Mountain View Cemetery in Vinton, Va. Virginia joins a growing number of states where cemeteries are allowed to create special pet-human burial sections. Beverly Amsler for NPR hide caption

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Man's Best Friend To The End: Resting In Peace Beside Your Pet

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