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The Architecture Behind The Quintessential Haunted House

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Leonard Pickel's design and consulting company has created fright sites for clients all over --from New York City to Australia. Leonard Pickel hide caption

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Leonard Pickel

'We Don't Want To Mess You Up For Life': How A Pro Makes Haunted Houses

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Phillips Collection curator Eliza Rathbone says Renoir was "at the height of his powers" when in he painted Luncheon of the Boating Party. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. hide caption

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Guess Who Renoir Was In Love With In 'Luncheon Of The Boating Party'

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Blitt's 2008 New Yorker cover, "Fistbump: The Politics of Fear," was inspired by the rumors that circulated about the Obamas during that year's presidential campaign. The New Yorker via bado-badosblog.blogspot.com hide caption

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'I'm Just Trying To Make Myself Laugh': 'New Yorker' Artist Shares His Cover Stories

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Why Da Vinci's Last Privately Owned Painting Probably Won't End Up In A Museum

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Johnny Fox hugs a fan at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. This fall, Fox has made a triumphant comeback even as he battles with health issues. Mark Mitton/NPR hide caption

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Sword Swallower Makes Triumphant Return As He Battles Severe Health Issues

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Curator Paola Antonelli says the white T-shirt is both timeless and universal. Courtesy Shutterstock/SFIO CRACHO/ The Museum of Modern Art, New York hide caption

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We Are What We Wear: Exhibition Examines Clothing That Changed The World

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The Voyager Golden Record remained mostly unavailable and unheard, until a Kickstarter campaign finally brought the sounds to human ears. Ozma Records/LADdesign hide caption

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The Voyager Golden Record Finally Finds An Earthly Audience

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Benjamin Raphael of Nigeria (left) is a salesman who had never picked up a paint brush before he found asylum in Italy. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Painting Their Old Life Helps Them Build A New Life In Italy

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Robert Gulaczyk as a Vincent van Gough self portrait in Loving Vincent Courtesy of Breakthru Films hide caption

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'Loving Vincent' Paints Van Gogh Into A Murder Mystery

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Guggenheim Pulls Animal Art From Upcoming Chinese Exhibition

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New York's Guggenheim Museum announced Monday that it was removing three works from its upcoming exhibit of contemporary art from China. Animal rights activists said the works depicted cruelty to animals. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Exhibit Highlights The Work Of The Late Avant-Garde Artist Florine Stettheimer

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