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Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel acquired some 5,000 impressionist works long before others were buying them. Claude Monet said he and his artist friends "would have died of hunger" without him.

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Three decades after it emerged, people with the virus are able to live long, fulfilling lives. Still, some say those who are diagnosed now suffer more public shame than that first generation ever did.

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At New Orleans exhibits commemorating the 10th anniversary of the hurricane, NPR's Neda Ulaby found three artists who said they wouldn't have become artists if it hadn't been for the storm.

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Journalist Bryan Christy talks about using GPS trackers to follow elephant poachers. Justin Chang reviews Mistress America. Phoebe Gloeckner and Marielle Heller discuss The Diary of a Teenage Girl.

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Don't be fooled by museums' strong attendance numbers, says professor Michael Lewis. He argues today's art world is a Potemkin village, whose gleaming facades mask an indifference for the art itself.

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