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Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign staff consists of an expected mix of seasoned, conservative strategists, but it does includes one unlikely adviser.

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Post image for Museum Plants Artworks in Detroit’s Community Gardens

DETROIT — It’s a quiet Sunday in Brightmoor, a northwest Detroit neighborhood that’s about as good an example as any of the city’s fall from grace — and its unofficial rebirth via urban agriculture, grassroots activism, and community-based intervention.

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The Guggenheim Helsinki will likely become the third museum of the Solomon R. Guggenheim’s global armada.

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Australian senator Jacqui Lambi recently produced her own portrait that riffs off the famous Obama poster, but with the words “TRUST” instead of “HOPE.”

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The group exhibition Memory Burn at bitforms gallery, curated by Chris Romero, explores the devices we use to record our lives as we confront mortality and death.

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After 25 years of collecting contemporary art, George Loudon’s eye was caught by a display of 19th-century glass flowers at Harvard University.

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Try not to crack a smile at the sight of a polar bear crashing human picnics, photo-bombing social soirées, and seemingly just trying to fit in.

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Essays

Madness in My Family

by Aram Saroyan on July 29, 2015

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When Saroyan, a biography of my father William Saroyan by Lawrence Lee and Barry Gifford, was published in 1986, I was coming off a five-year run during which I wrote three books about my family and couldn’t handle sitting down to read another word about them.

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Before photography, the silhouette was a popular form of portraiture more affordable than oil painting, where the outline of a face in profile was cut in black.

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BOSTON — As the ferry chugs away from Long Wharf and drifts out into the open water of Boston Harbor, one is reminded that it was the ocean trade that defined the roots of this old American city.

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