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In Coal Country, memories from a mining tragedy live on

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How Mexico’s muralists lit a fire under US artists

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As virus tightens grip on China, the art world feels the squeeze

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The big takeaway from Australia: Men’s and women’s tennis are in very different places

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A tempest in a pizzeria spills out into the street

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Alice Mayhew, editor of a who’s who of writers, dies at 87

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A book so far ahead of its time, it took 87 years to find a publisher

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Oscar’s most talented newcomer is 59-year-old Anotonio Banderas

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Reagan Arthur named publisher at Knopf

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The Making of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Was as Far Out as the Movie

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