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Here are some recent arts and culture stories from public broadcasting stations around the nation.

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PBS’s 13-part, bi-weekly series exploring non-traditional art forms, “Off Book,” debuted Wednesday. The first episode, “Light Painting,” focuses on two photographers who mix digital imagery and light in new ways.

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0720_marilyn.jpgAmerican Public Media’s “Marketplace” previews Comic-Con, where more than 70 TV shows will be represented — whether they’re sci-fi or not.

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WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” delves into the controversy over sculptor Seward Johnson’s “Forever Marilyn,” a 26-foot high statue of Marilyn Monroe on Michigan Avenue.

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WNET’s MetroFocus talks to British singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, who will join forces with the Lincoln Center on July 27 to host The Big Busk, an interactive concert that invites musicians to join Bragg on stage to play classic busking songs.

If you missed Tuesday’s POV broadcast of “Biblioburro: The Donkey Library,” you’re in luck. The documentary, which tells the story of a Colombian librarian who brings books via two donkeys to poor children, is available online through Sept. 18.

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