John Gordon/Courtesy of Parviz Tanavoli

Parviz Tanavoli's calligraphy-inspired figures helped revive sculpture as an art form in Iran. Now, Wellesley College's Davis Museum is giving American viewers a chance to see his work.

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Ben Blackall/Courtesy of Logo TV

Davies, who made Queer As Folk, has two new shows premiering in the U.S.: Cucumber and Banana; Critic Ken Tucker profiles the band Captain Beefheart; Kaplan's new illustrated memoir is I Was A Child.

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World Health Organization/U.S. National Library of Medicine

From free, universal care to for-profit hospitals, China has tried out radically different health care systems in the past 60 years. So what works — and doesn't work — for 1.3 billion people?

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Major Tom is a one woman, one dog show about how leading lady Victoria Melody became a beauty queen, and how her beloved pet basset hound “Major Tom” became a championship show dog.

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Vietnam veteran Sissy Goodwin has lived his life in a particular fashion for more than 40 years with his wife by his side supporting him. He says she taught him how to love himself.

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