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Best Art Sans Art School

If you prefer art minus the poseurs, overclever conceptuals, and screeching-edge technology, check out this small gallery featuring the work of Jimmie Lee Sudduth. The Alabama artist, who recently celebrated his 94th birthday, got his start at age 4 by…
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Proofs Positive

Images of African-American celebrities grace the pages of sports, fashion, and entertainment magazines on newsstands across the country. But long before Denzel, Halle, or Beyoncé, the only portraits featuring blacks as subjects were those taken by a scant handful of…
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Hear This

Huun-Huur Tu When Shanachie issued Huun-Huur Tu's debut album, 60 Horses in My Herd, in 1993, few industry insiders could have predicted that these cultural ambassadors from the remote Siberian republic of Tuva would hook the ears of world-music fans…
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Gore Vidal/Christopher Hitchens

Gore Vidal's mind is a living history of America. At 72, he's experienced nearly a third of the country's political past; as the grandson of an Oklahoma senator, he's been heir to the rest of it. His friendship with JFK…
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