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                    Artsy News
The final Knoedler Gallery forgery case, over a fake $5.5 million Rothko, has come to a close.

After nearly ten years, the final Knoedler forgery case has been settled.

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                    Environment : NPR
Whatever Happened To ... The Kids Whose Lead Levels Were Off The Charts?

They live in the lead-contaminated village of Kabwe, Zambia. A World Bank loan for lead clean-up offered reason for hope. A new report assesses the current situation.

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Mangroves, Climate Change And Hurricanes

Climate change is extending the range of mangroves. The tropical trees are thriving farther north and south than ever before. Scientists say that's actually helping limit damage during hurricanes.

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                    Book Reviews and News, Literary Criticism, and Fiction
The New Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo, and American Memory

Maya Phillips writes on the work of Joy Harpo, the recently named U.S. Poet Laureate, and her latest collection, “An American Sunrise.”

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                    Book Reviews and News, Literary Criticism, and Fiction
The Weight

Anne Enright writes a flash-fiction short story, “The Weight,” about a trip on an airplane.

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                    Environment : NPR
Trump Administration Opens Door To Dropping Florida's Key Deer From Endangered List

U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials recommended that Key Deer be "delisted due to recovery," but advocates say the Key Deer population was hard hit by Hurricane Irma and its aftermath.

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                    Environment : NPR
American Farmers Are Paying A Price For Trump’s Tariffs

Could this dispute hasten the end of the family farm?

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                    Fresh Air
Emmys Week: Ava DuVernay & Michael K. Williams

Ava DuVernay is the producer, writer and director of the Netflix series 'When They See Us,' which has 16 Emmy nominations.  Told from the perspective of the "Central Park Five" — five black and brown teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of assault and rape in 1989 — the series examines how how officials manipulated the boys into giving false confessions.

We'll also hear from actor Michael K. Williams, who's nominated for his performance in 'When They See Us' as the father of Antron McCray, one of the five boys. Williams became famous for his role as Omar on 'The Wire.'

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                    Artsy News
Become a Globetrotting Billionaire Art Collector in This New Board Game

In the new game “Going, Going, Gone!” players compete for masterpieces as they travel the world from art fair to auction house.

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                    Artsy News
Nan Goldin was arrested in protests outside of Governor Cuomo’s office.

Nan Goldin, the artist behind the activist group PAIN, was arrested in protests calling for opioid overdose prevention centers.

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                    Environment : NPR
Sand, Sunscreen And ... Sharks! Cape Cod Beach Towns Do More To Keep People Safe

One year after a young man died in a shark attack, Cape Cod beach towns are adding emergency services and high tech detection.  An influx of great whites followed a rebound in the seal population.

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                    Artsy News
Christie’s will sell the majority of I.M. Pei’s renowned art collection.

The 59-work collection features art by friends of the Peis, including Barnett Newman and Zao Wou-Ki.

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                    Artsy News
Dr. Seuss’s Long-Lost Final Book Is about Art History

The illustrator’s late wife found an incomplete manuscript for “Horse Museum” in a box six years ago.

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                    Artsy News
How Renaissance Artists Brought Pornography to the Masses

Soon after the introduction of Gutenberg’s printing press, artists began circulating lewd images across Europe. The rest is erotic history.

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                    Artsy News
The High Museum of Art in Atlanta was gifted a collection of 24 Impressionist and post-Impressionist works.

The collection includes works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley.

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                    Environment : NPR
Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Arrives In New York After Sailing The Atlantic

A 16-year-old Swedish activist chose sailing over flying to attend a United Nations climate summit. She's inspired young people around the world to protest for more climate action.

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                    Book Reviews and News, Literary Criticism, and Fiction
Ariel Francisco Reads James Wright

Ariel Francisco joins Kevin Young to discuss “By a Lake in Minnesota,” by James Wright, and his own poem “Along the East River and in the Bronx Young Men Were Singing.”

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                    Book Reviews and News, Literary Criticism, and Fiction
Caleb Crain’s “Overthrow” and the Power of Literary Form

Garth Greenwell reviews “Overthrow,” the second novel by Caleb Crain.

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                    Environment : NPR
Pumice Raft Floating Toward Australia May Have Environmental Benefits

A giant mass of volcanic rock larger than the size of Manhattan is drifting toward Australia. Scientists hope it could help replenish the Great Barrier Reef.

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