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Nice Things In 2018 With NPR Politics Podcast Co-Host Asma Khalid

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Acclaimed Art Museum Deals With Fallout Over Sexual Assault Scandal

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At the restaurant Siren by Robert Wiedmaier, pastry chef Maddy Morrissey uses marigold as the base for a Japanese dessert served with nasturtium leaves, flower petals and pineapple sage shortbread. Brian McBride/RWRestaurant Group hide caption

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For this year's grand prize winner, the judges were impressed by the intricate, working gingerbread gears of the clock inside Santa's workshop. Kristen Hartke/NPR hide caption

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Coloring Without Borders — a book featuring contributions from more than 80 artists — invites kids to fill in the blanks. Young artists can draw a friend for Jim Field's Squirrel (left) or finish Max Ulichney's house (right). Coloring Without Borders hide caption

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Book 'Without Borders' By 80+ Artists Lets Kids Color Outside The Lines

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A photograph by Hugh Mangum from Photos Day or Night: The Archive of HughMangum, by Sarah Stacke with texts by Maurice Wallace and Martha Sumler, Hugh Mangum's granddaughter. Image courtesy of Hugh Mangum Photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Hugh Mangum/Duke University hide caption

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Michael Durand (left), husband of Kitchn Editor-In-Chief Faith Durand, and friend Chris Gardner (right) carve turkey while guests hang out in the Durands' kitchen, dirty dishes and all, at a recent party. Kitchn/Rachel Joy Barehl hide caption

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Like Moths To A Flame: Why Modern-Day Guests Always Gather In The Kitchen

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In the story "The Mole and the Sun," Mole's mother is sick. A medical seer tells him she will recover if his friend Ya Sun can orbit the earth in the opposite direction that it's rotating. The sobering moral is that you can't go against the rules of nature. Pieter Henket hide caption

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"I like to accept the way people present themselves," photographer Inge Morath said in a 1987 NPR interview. "You never know what you get. It's fascinating ... that's why I like to do portraits." Morath, pictured above in Paris in 1964, is the subject of a new biography by Linda Gordon called Inge Morath: Magnum Legacy, published by Prestel and Magnum Foundation. Lefevre/AP hide caption

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Biography Captures The Charisma And Confidence Of Photographer Inge Morath

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Lately, Trevor Paglen has been designing satellites that serve a purely aesthetic function — that is, without military or communications purposes. This draft is the "Prototype for a Nonfunctional Satellite (Design 4; Build 4)." Courtesy of Altman Siegel Gallery and Metro Pictures. Trevor Paglen/Courtesy of Nevada Museum of Art hide caption

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A promotional balloon — styled after the red, heart-shaped balloon in one of Banksy's famous artworks — floats at the grand opening of The Art Of Banksy show in Miami. WorldRedEye.com hide caption

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This Art Show Doesn't Have Banksy's Blessings — His Fans Don't Seem To Mind

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