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This Week In Race: Dog Whistles, Dreamers And Dead Dictators

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 7:37 p.m.

Pipeline and prisons and tantrums at Starbucks: these are a few of our favorite stories this week.

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Andrew Sachs, Who Played Beloved Waiter Manuel On 'Fawlty Towers,' Dies

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 1:19 p.m.

The actor is best known for his portrayal of the hapless waiter from Barcelona on the much loved British sitcom. He was 86.

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Instagramps: Long-Distance Grandpa's Art Carries His Love Across The World

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 11:47 a.m.

At 75, Chanjae Lee hated the idea of learning this bizarre thing called Instagram. He also hadn't picked up a paintbrush in years. But then, his grandchildren moved away and a baby was born.

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For Tattoo Artists, Race Is In The Mix When Ink Meets Skin

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 10:56 a.m.

Skin tone is only part of the challenge for an oft-tattooed customer who wants to see herself reflected in the "human canvases" of tattoo artists.

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Hot-Dog Tiaras And Other '70s Dinner Party' Delicacies

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 7:52 a.m.

A food blogger's fascination with retro entertaining pays off in a colorful volume of curious eats.

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A Jazz Pianist Considers Fidel Castro's Music Education Legacy

NPR | Nov. 30, 2016 3:31 p.m.

Harold Lopez-Nussa was trained in the formidable classical music education system set up in Cuba after the revolution. He's among the first of his class to get a deal with a U.S. record label.

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Chef Niki Nakayama Is A Modern Master Of An Ancient Japanese Meal

NPR | Nov. 30, 2016 8:53 a.m.

At her LA restaurant, Nakamaya reimagines the Japanese tradition of kaiseki, a multi-course meal emphasizing local, seasonal ingredients in harmony with nature. She's one of its few female masters.

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The Czech Pastry That Took Texas By Storm, And Keeps Gaining Strength

NPR | Nov. 30, 2016 8:53 a.m.

Kolaches have been a Lone Star staple for a long time, and some have even taken on a sausage-and-jalapeƱo twist. Now their popularity is expanding, with both big and small companies getting onboard.

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In A First, Spain's Prado Museum Puts The Spotlight On A Female Artist

NPR | Nov. 30, 2016 5:56 a.m.

Clara Peeters, a 17th century Flemish painter, hid tiny self-portraits in her still life paintings. She wasn't a household name, then or now, and just 40 or so of her paintings have survived.

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A Giving History: Smithsonian Exhibit Showcases Americans' Charitable Acts

NPR | Nov. 29, 2016 3:23 p.m.

Visitors to the National Museum of American History can see artifacts like the bucket used to launch the ALS ice bucket challenge and how they played a role in charitable giving throughout history.