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  • March 11, 2013   BY Anne Davenport  

    Gretel Ehrlich is best known for her nature and travel writing. She’s authored 13 books, including three of poetry. Her most recent book is “Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami.”
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  • March 11, 2013   BY Molly Finnegan  

    Craftsman Manfred Paulus adjusts the valves of world’s largest functional tuba — exactly double the dimensions of a normal tuba — at the Musikinstrumenten-Museum in Markneukirchen, Germany.
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  • March 8, 2013   BY Anne Davenport  

    Gretel Ehrlich reads more from her book, “Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami.”
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  • March 8, 2013   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    “The Searchers” is, of course, the name of director John Ford’s famous 1956 Western starring John Wayne. But it’s also part of a much bigger American story, steeped in myth, told and re-told in different forms. It’s now at the heart of a new book titled “The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend.”
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  • March 8, 2013   BY Molly Finnegan  

    Museum mount maker Richard West stands next to St. Oran’s Cross — the world’s first Celtic cross dating to the 8th century — in his workshop in Selkirk, Scotland.
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  • March 8, 2013  

    Poet and writer Gretel Ehrlich shares her reflections on the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, where she traveled to document the physical and emotional aftermath. Best known for her nature and travel writing, Ehrlich has authored 13 books, including three of poetry. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2013   BY Molly Finnegan  

    A group of people watch the grand lighting of the Bay Lights art installation on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Designed by artist Leo Villareal, the Bay Lights is the world’s largest LED light sculpture.
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  • March 6, 2013   BY Molly Finnegan  

    Here are four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners around the nation.
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  • March 6, 2013   BY Molly Finnegan  

    A dancer prepares at the side of the stage before the English National Ballet’s Emerging Dance Competition in London.
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  • March 6, 2013  

    A Russian dance star confessed to masterminding an attack on the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet. For more on different theories on the motivation for the attack, Gwen Ifill talks with The New York Times’ Michael Schwirtz. Continue reading