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One of many vineyards in the French wine making region of Bordeaux. Chinese investment in the region is changing wine production and exports. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Chinese Lovers Of French Wine Are Snapping Up Bordeaux Vineyards

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Medusa Brewing Company co-founder Keith Sullivan checks on the beer in the brewing area. "There are very few big breweries that have this family, community, connected feel. That's what we're selling," he says. Courtesy of Medusa Brewing Company/Elise Meader hide caption

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The Next Big Thing In Beer Is Being A Small Taproom

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Mowing the lawn can be good exercise, and is fun for some people. But others who find themselves squeezed for time might find the luxury of paying someone else to do it to be of much more value than buying more stuff. Kristen Solecki for NPR hide caption

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Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff

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William Finnegan surfs Cloudbreak, off the island of Tavarua in Fiji, in 2005. Scott Winer hide caption

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A Lifelong Surfer Explains Why There's No Such Thing As A 'Perfect' Wave

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Caillebotte's 1875 painting The Floor Scrapers was rejected by the elite Salon, but it was the work that launched his career. RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resour/Courtesy National Gallery of Art hide caption

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Known As A Collector, Gustave Caillebotte Gets His Due As A Painter

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Birds, Bees And The Power Of Sex Appeal: The Ribald Lives Of Flowers

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Irrational Man is a Hitchcock-style mystery wrapped in a Woody Allen romance. Sabrina Lantos /Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Sleuthing With Offbeat Variations In 'Irrational Man' And 'Mr. Holmes'

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Ritchy Issac (left) and Myles Linton (right) consider themselves part of sneaker culture, the subject of an exhibit now on display at the Brooklyn Museum. Ilya Marritz/WNYC hide caption

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New Exhibit Laces Together Sneakers And History

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Sean Baker's Tangerine offers up a gallery of the vivid, profane, utterly riotous characters who inhabit the fringes of LA's sex industry. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Be Your Own Self: The Lessons Of 'Do I Sound Gay?' And 'Tangerine'

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Looks At The Physical Toll Of Being Black In America

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Do It Like A Deity: A Dutch Artist Depicts Gods Gone Wild

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Tunde Wey gets ready to serve plantains and Jollof rice at his pop-up Nigerian dinner in the kitchen of Toki Underground, a ramen restaurant in Washington, D.C., in December 2014. Eliza Barclay/NPR hide caption

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Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

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'Vendetta' Recalls The Ruthless Rivalry Between Bobby Kennedy, Jimmy Hoffa

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Adele Block-Bauer, photographed circa 1915, was from a prominent Jewish family in Vienna. IMAGNO/Austrian Archives hide caption

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Immortalized As 'The Woman In Gold,' How A Young Jew Became A Secular Icon

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