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  • May 7, 2013   BY Colleen Shalby and Tom LeGro  

    We should have been prepared. Post a photo of Darth Vader in a men’s bathroom and cue the innuendos.
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  • May 7, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    A man works on a flower mosaic of Big Ben and Tower Bridge in Keukenhof garden in Lisse, the Netherlands.
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  • May 7, 2013  

    These days it may seem like you can find any movie, TV show or song you want online. But a vast amount of America’s cultural treasures is in danger of extinction. Jeffrey Brown reports on conservation efforts at the Library of Congress, which holds the largest audio and visual collection in the world. Continue reading

  • May 6, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Karen Holmberg’s first book, “The Perseids,” won the Vassar Miller Prize and was published by the University of North Texas Press; her second book, “Axis Mundi,” won the John Ciardi Prize and was published by BkMk Press earlier this year. She is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Oregon State University.
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  • May 6, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    People walk among some of the 500 one-meter tall statues of philosopher and revolutionary communist Karl Marx in Trier, Germany. The statues, created by Ottmar Hoerl, are part of an exhibition at the Museum Simeonstift Trier commemorating the 130th anniversary of Marx’s death.
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  • May 3, 2013   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    “Twenty Little Poems That Could Save America.” There are many assumptions, questions and provocations in the title of an essay in Harper’s Magazine by poet Tony Hoagland, who clearly has a thing for great titles: Among his books of verse are “Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty” and “What Narcissism Means to Me.”
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  • May 3, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    A man paints his son’s face Wednesday in preparation for the Grebeg ritual in Tegallalang, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. During the ritual, young members of the community parade through the village with painted faces and bodies to ward off evil spirits.
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  • May 1, 2013   BY Laura Sciuto  

    If you grew up with pets or have one now, you understand the unconditional love humans can feel for their animals, and animals for their owners. If you haven’t experienced this type of bond firsthand, you’ve most likely witnessed the power of a human-pet connection through someone.
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  • May 1, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Princess Tarinan von Anhalt throws paint into the airflow from the engine of a Learjet at Signature Flight Support in West Palm Beach, Fla. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images.
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  • April 30, 2013   BY Colleen Shalby  

    When Twitter and Comedy Central reps met back in October, the idea to launch a comedy festival solely on Twitter “snowballed in the middle of the table,” according to Fred Graver, head of television at Twitter (which is a department that actually exists).
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