Art & Design

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · Do you want to be a lab rat? That’s what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana’s harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.
 

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September 12, 2014 | NPR · Commentator Erika Nicole Kendall writes about a history of the full figure that far predates J.Lo.
 

The Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum
September 11, 2014 | NPR · White was an outsider with a quirky sense of humor who used photography to look inward. He died in 1976, and now an exhibit at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles celebrates his work.
 

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September 10, 2014 | NPR · The relics of African-American families help tell the story of America, the Smithsonian says. Museum experts are traveling the country to help identify and care for items of cultural significance.
 

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September 9, 2014 | NPR · Seth Casteel explains the logistics of shooting his latest book: “I’m wearing a dog costume so that the dogs can feel like I’m one of the pack. … Just kidding. … I usually just wear a wet suit.”
 

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September 7, 2014 | NPR · China’s largest fair devoted to fine art photography opened in Shanghai this weekend. The first-time event includes more than 500 works from photographers around the world.
 

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September 6, 2014 | NPR · Denim sales fell 6 percent over the past year. Blue jeans haven’t hit the skids this hard since Marlon Brando and James Dean made them famous in the 1950s.
 

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September 3, 2014 | NPR · Engineers at Stanford University have designed a microscope that fits in your pocket and costs less than a dollar to make. Here’s the best part: You put the microscope together yourself.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · In her new collection Worn Stories, Emily Spivack compiles odes to beloved pieces of clothing, written by celebrities and fashionistas.
 

Upping the Aunty
August 29, 2014 | NPR · Toronto-based Meera Sethi’s multimedia art project showcases the unique style of South Asian women, fondly called “aunties.”
 

 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · The president said U.S. airstrikes, combined with military expertise, would be more effective in defeating the group that calls itself the Islamic State.
 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · Do you want to be a lab rat? That’s what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana’s harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.
 

Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato
September 17, 2014 | NPR · Every September, top chefs from around the world gather to celebrate the diversity of Peruvian cuisine. But not everyone is convinced the food boom is the answer to the country’s historic challenges.
 

Arts & Life

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · Do you want to be a lab rat? That’s what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana’s harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.
 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · Also: a biography of Joan Rivers; the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Award is announced.
 

September 17, 2014 | NPR · We’re hard to shock these days, but reviewer Michael Schaub says Lauren Beukes’ new novel, Broken Monsters, is flawlessly tense and scary in its tale of a terrible murder in Detroit.
 

Music

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · On a steamy morning upstairs in a record lover’s paradise KING laid down a gorgeous version of one of the songs that lit up Twitter three years ago and put the trio on Prince’s radar.
 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · On World Cafe, NPR’s Ann Powers highlights Americana’s diversity in her picks from the festival.
 

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September 17, 2014 | WXPN · Hear four songs from the country star’s new double album, Saturday Night/Sunday Morning.
 

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