Art & Design

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · Manet was not himself an impressionist, but he mightily influenced the movement. Two of his paintings are now in LA. The Railway is making its West Coast debut, and Spring just sold for $65 million.
 

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February 26, 2015 | NPR · Single people represent the fastest growing category of households in the U.S. That’s made small dwellings — from micro-apartments to stand-alone tiny houses, a niche force in the real estate market.
 

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February 26, 2015 | NPR · The artist, who uses public spaces for his often-provocative murals, posted images of art created in the Gaza Strip, along with a two-minute video of life in the Palestinian territory.
 

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February 25, 2015 | NPR · The Michigan Opera Theater is mounting a production in March of Frida. The city’s Mexican restaurants are getting involved by honoring the Mexican artist’s recipes and cooking with special menus.
 

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February 24, 2015 | NPR · Capitalist Nelson Rockefeller and painter Diego Rivera clashed over a political mural in the 1930s. Now their daughters have teamed up to preserve both their fathers’ legacies and the art they loved.
 

Courtesy of Bea Crespo and Andrea G.Portoles
February 22, 2015 | NPR · A charming photo series called BrunchCity re-creates metropolises in miniature, with famous local noshes as part of the architecture.
 

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February 21, 2015 | NPR · A new year’s tradition of wearing a new, custom-tailored outfit to celebrate the Lunar New Year is fading in Korean culture.
 

Amos Chapple
February 15, 2015 | NPR · In a remote region in Russia, six time zones away from Moscow, lies the coldest city on earth. Rich with natural resources, Yakutsk is home to 270,000 residents brave enough to face the extreme cold.
 

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February 15, 2015 | NPR · Herring with mustard sauce, ham hocks, hog jowls: Sandy Levins re-creates the Founding Father’s meals for America’s historic houses. Just don’t try to eat them; they’re sculpted replicas.
 

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February 12, 2015 | NPR · Austin’s Mueller neighborhood is a new-urbanist dream, designed to be convivial, walkable and energy-efficient. Every house has a porch or stoop, and all the cars are hidden away.
 

 

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News

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March 2, 2015 | NPR · The near-record winter is testing a long-time Boston tradition of allowing residents to save a parking space they shoveled out of the snow for 48-hours. The problem is the snow hasn’t stopped falling.
 

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March 2, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It’s a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.
 

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March 2, 2015 | NPR · People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight.
 

Arts & Life

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March 2, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It’s a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.
 

March 2, 2015 | NPR · Offutt’s late father went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography. The writer tells Fresh Air his dad believed he would be “extremely famous” for it.
 

Warner Bros.
March 2, 2015 | NPR · Will Smith plays a con man in Focus, but unfortunately, the woman playing opposite him has depressingly little to do.
 

Music

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March 2, 2015 | WXPN · Hear the alt-country band play songs off their new album and talk about their transition to pop.
 

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March 2, 2015 | NPR · “I made a promise to myself,” says the Detroit rapper. “I would never ever not follow my heart again. That way if I rise or fall, sink or swim, it’s by my own choice and my own decisions.”
 

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March 2, 2015 | WXPN · The musicians who made the score for the Netflix series discuss their recording process.
 

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