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Lupita Nyong'o stars in Us, Jordan Peele's latest film. Claudette Barius/Universal hide caption

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'Us'

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In a 1936 letter to Henwar Rodakiewicz, Georgia O'Keeffe updated her friend on recent goings-on, including a new commission. The middle section reads: "I got an order for a big flower painting for Elizabeth Arden — got it myself ---" Shawn Miller/Library of Congress hide caption

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'High Heel' Muses On Beauty, Power — And Stilettos

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The 2019 Whiting Award recipients (clockwise from top left): poet Kayleb Rae Candrilli, poet Tyree Daye, novelist Hernan Diaz, playwright Michael R. Jackson, fiction writer Terese Marie Mailhot, nonfiction writer Nadia Owusu, playwright Lauren Yee, poet Vanessa Angelica Villarreal, novelist Merrit Tierce and fiction writer Nafissa Thompson-Spires. Courtesy of the Whiting Foundation hide caption

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Curtis Mayfield (in purple) performs in a detail from a poster advertising the 1972 film Super Fly, for which Mayfield composed the soundtrack album. John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Ar/Getty Images hide caption

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"We fully respect and support the Sackler family's decision," says a spokesperson for the National Portrait Gallery in central London, after a gift was withdrawn. Members of the Sackler family are accused of pursuing profits on OxyContin amid an opioid crisis. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The writer Lawrence Ferlinghetti, pictured here in Berlin in 2004, will turn 100 years old this weekend. Gezett/ullstein bild/Getty Images hide caption

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A Lost 'Little Boy' Nears 100: Poet And Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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