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"You are not so different," squawked Seagull, who flew overhead. "You both cast long shadows." Michaela Goade/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers hide caption

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A Sailor Meets A Fisherman In 1534: It's An 'Encounter,' Not A Discovery

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Recipients of the 2019 MacArthur fellowships, otherwise known as the "genius" grants. (Two of this year's fellows declined photographs.) John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The Toufic H. Kalil house in Manchester, N.H. is one of only seven Usonian Automatic buildings ever constructed. Paula Martin Group hide caption

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Paula Martin Group

Frank Lloyd Wright, But DIY: A Rare 'Usonian Automatic' House Is For Sale

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This Japanese macaque is one of 40 images still in the running for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The winner will be announced in mid-November. Pablo Daniel Fernandez/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019 hide caption

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Pablo Daniel Fernandez/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

One of the Plastic Army Women that toy company BMC Toys will be introducing next year after a six-year-old girl from Arkansas wrote a letter to the company wondering why there were no female soldiers. Courtesy of BMC Toys hide caption

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Her Own Toy Story: How A 6-Year-Old Girl's Letter Launched 'Plastic Army Women'

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Photographer Robert Frank holds a camera in 1954. His photo book, The Americans, changed the way people saw photography and the way they saw the U.S. Frank died on Monday at the age of 94. Fred Stein Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Influential Documentary Photographer Robert Frank Dies At 94

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'Judge Parker' Comic Strip Writer Explores Realities Of Prison Life

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Francisco Toledo, One Of Mexico's Most Celebrated Artists, Dies At 79

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Jasmine Cho's cookie portrait of Afong Moy, who is often cited as the first Chinese woman to step foot in the United States. Beginning in the 1830s, Moy was put on display before crowds as a curiosity. Jasmine Cho hide caption

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'My Papi Has A Motorcycle' Pays Loving Tribute To A California Childhood

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Tattoo Taints Larry Bird Mural

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