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How Does Christoph Niemann Make Art Look Effortless? With A Lot Of Work

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The theme of Mike's Maze this year is "See America," which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Courtesy of Warner Farm hide caption

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Struth photographed Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in 2011. "They were actually quite nice together," he says of the experience. (Pictured: Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh, Windsor Castle 2011) Thomas Struth/Promised Gift to the National Gallery of Art from the Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker hide caption

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Photography Writ Large: The Monumental Art Of Thomas Struth

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Director Werner Herzog: 'You Can Throw Anything At Me'

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Spooky Sounds To Leave Your Ears Trembling

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Debbie Allen's FREEZE FRAME...Stop the Madness is a musical featuring dance, video and visual art that explores gun violence in cities. Lee Tonks/Courtesy of Debbie Allen Dance Academy hide caption

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Debbie Allen's 'Weapons' To Stop Gun Violence Are Dance And Music

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In 'Thanks For The Money,' Comedian Joel McHale Lampoons Celebrity Memoirs

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Action Film Director Park Chan-Wook Transports Erotic 'Handmaiden' To 1930s Korea

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Marvel Recognizes Young Black Women As 'Ironheart' Prepares To Don Tony Stark's Suit

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Professional Halloween 'Haunters' Channel Method Acting To Deliver Real Scares

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Film Critic Delves Into 60-Year 'Biography' Of Television

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young plays in Super Bowl XXIX in Miami in January 1995. Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Not My Job: Quarterback Steve Young Gets Quizzed On Not So Great Grandsons

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A Harrowing Tale Of Cold War Escape And Suppression In 'The Tunnels'

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