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President Biden Revokes Trump’s Controversial Classical Architecture Order
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Elizabeth Blair | February 25, 2021
The skyline of Washington, D.C., including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol and National Mall, as seen on June 15, 2014.Saul Loeb | AFP via Getty Images Arbiters of good taste often disagree. That is certainly true of architecture. Late Wednesday, President Biden revoked a controversial executive order that ...
In One Art Exhibition, Women Are ‘Taking Space’ They’ve Long Deserved
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Susan Stamberg | February 25, 2021
Deborah Willis, I Made Space For a Good Man, 2009, Lithograph, gift from the collection of Winston and Carolyn Lowe in honor of Brandywine founder, Allan L. Edmunds, 2019.18.35Deborah Willis | Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia She was 22. One of three women in a ...
‘Hunt, Gather, Parent’ Offers Lessons Collected Around The World
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Rachel Martin | February 25, 2021
Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans, by Michaeleen DoucleffAvid Reader Press There are many parenting books out there. But NPR's Michaeleen Doucleff says all the parenting books that she read after becoming a mom left a lot ...
A Botched Execution Leads To A Search For Answers In ‘Two Truths And A Lie’
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Maureen Corrigan | February 24, 2021
Penguin Random House I'm obsessed with tales of obsession. Chances are, you are too, judging by the unflagging popularity of true crime stories presented in podcasts, documentaries, movies and books. What sets Ellen McGarrahan's just-published true crime book, Two Truths and a Lie, above so many others I've read is ...
Tim O’Brien On Late-In-Life Fatherhood And The Things He Carried From Vietnam
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Terry Gross | February 24, 2021
Tim O'Brien was a foot soldier during the Vietnam War. "The problem for me really is that I questioned the rectitude of the war," he says. "I thought I was doing the wrong thing by being there."Courtesy of Gravitas Ventures National Book Award-winning author Tim O'Brien is best known for ...
On ‘The Kitchen Front,’ 4 Women Cook Their Way To Victory
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Maria Godoy | February 24, 2021
Ballantine Books War is hell. But it's also pretty crummy on the homefront — especially if you're a woman with few options (read, a woman) in World War II-era England. But what if you could cook your way to a better life? That's the basic premise of The Kitchen Front, ...
‘Ginny & Georgia’ Has Trouble Getting Georgia Out Of Ginny’s Way
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Linda Holmes | February 24, 2021
The fact that Ginny (Antonia Gentry) is much more in focus here than Georgia (Brianne Howey) is maybe a metaphor.Netflix To understand the challenge presented by the new Netflix series Ginny & Georgia, it helps to know a little bit about Melrose Place. There was a moment in the fourth ...