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AJS made these cone-headed taps for Stevens Point Brewery in Wisconsin. Courtesy of Olivia Locascio Film and Photo hide caption

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Arts And Craft Beers: Brewers Draw Drinkers' Eyes With Snazzy Tap Handles

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The Zozobra, a 50-foot-tall, scowling, ghostly white marionette with flailing arms and a flowing muslin robe. Here it is, under construction. Mark Lennihan/Santa Fe New Mexican/Courtesy of the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives hide caption

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Long Before Burning Man, Zozobra Brought Fire And Redemption To The Desert

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Winston Churchill was so displeased with Graham Sutherland's portrait that his wife asked his secretary to destroy it. Pictured here is a preparatory sketch. Reprinted from "The Face of Britain" by Simon Schama with permission from Oxford University Press/National Portrait Gallery, London hide caption

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Reprinted from "The Face of Britain" by Simon Schama with permission from Oxford University Press/National Portrait Gallery, London

'The Face Of Britain' Tells A Nation's History Through Portraits

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Mae Reeves and her husband Joel pose with her hats at Mae's Millinery in Philadelphia, circa 1953. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Mae Reeves and her children, Donna Limerick and William Mincey, Jr. hide caption

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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Mae Reeves and her children, Donna Limerick and William Mincey, Jr.

Mae Reeves' Hats Hang At National Museum Of African American History And Culture

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Maurizio Cattelan's America goes on display Friday at the Guggenheim in New York. The artist says it is "one-percent art for the ninety-nine percent." Kris McKay/Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation hide caption

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Tim Gunn says the fashion industry needs to adjust itself to take advantage of the market for plus-size clothing. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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Tim Gunn: The Fashion Industry Is Not Making It Work For Plus-Size Women

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How An Architect Used Striking Design To Capture New Smithsonian's Meaning

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Celebrated street artist Keith Haring painted this mural in the stairwell of a former convent in the 1980s. Now, the church that owns the Manhattan building — which offered low-cost housing — says it's suffering financial difficulties and has asked its tenants to leave. But two tenants are fighting eviction and raising concerns about the future of the mural. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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In An NYC Stairwell, One Of Keith Haring's Murals May Be In Peril

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Small Town Is Home To Hand-Carved Carousel With Adirondack Scenes

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Rybczynski believes the oldest kind of chair was not a throne, but a folding chair. Witold Rybczynski hide caption

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Better Sit Down For This One: An Exciting Book About The History Of Chairs

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Mike Hudson's team starts pulling apart an old barn on the shady side because the temperature is approaching 90 degrees in Malta Bend, Mo. The pieces of the barn will be sold as reclaimed barn wood. Kristofor Husted/Harvest Public Media and KBIA hide caption

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Your Dilapidated Barn Is Super Trendy. Just Ask HGTV

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