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Top Picks: 'American Folk,' Smithsonian Channel's 'Escape to the Great Dismal Swamp'

The film 'The Philadelphia Story' and its legendary trio of stars – Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart – returns to theaters, the automobiles of Pixar return with 'Cars 3,' and more top picks.

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Museums woo a new generation with 'Instagram worthy' art

Curators are increasingly crafting exhibits with selfie-seeking Millennials in mind. In L.A., a hotbed for the trend on the West Cost, installation shows sell out in minutes.

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Top Picks: The Kronos Quartet's 'Ladilikan,' 'Chasing Trane,' and more top picks

The Calendars 5 app will keep track of your busy schedule, PBS's 'American Masters – Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart' delves into the life of the 'A Raisin in the Sun' writer, and more top picks.

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Top Picks: The Sky Guide AR app, 'May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers,' and more top picks

The Viking Age Podcast is currently exploring the story of the Germanic people who influenced European culture, Sam Elliott stars as a former movie star best known for westerns in the movie 'The Hero,' and more top picks.

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Exhibit, film examine American Indians’ cultural contributions, depictions

A new exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian explores the role that American Indian names, images, and stories have played in history, identity, and pop culture in the US. The well-received 2016 documentary 'Rumble' details how American Indians have changed popular music.

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Top Picks: 'Last Flag Flying,' 'David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef,' and more

PBS gives you a look behind the scenes with the new program 'Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents,' the AccuWeather app has all the up-to-date information you need, and more top picks.

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Some of Broadway's best picks focus on love, inclusiveness

Some new and recent musicals have become modern Broadway icons. They are holding a mirror up to the America of today with a promise of inclusiveness and brotherly love. 

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Top Picks: Ryuichi Sakamoto’s 'Async,' the Pod Wrangler app, and more

'Loving Vincent' required more than 100 artists to hand-paint frames of film, a masseuse/healer and a billionaire encounter one another unexpectedly in the film 'Beatriz at Dinner,' and more top picks.

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Top Picks: U2's 'Songs of Experience,' 'Battle of the Sexes' on DVD and Blu-ray, and more

The History of England podcast by David Crowther is sure to delight Anglophiles, enjoy the beauty of Earth from your iPad or other tablet with the app Brian Cox’s Wonders of Life, and more top picks.

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Top Picks: The movie 'Stronger,' the XE Currency app, and more

The 1Weather app will give you the most updated weather information for your holiday drive, a new PBS 'American Masters' program 'This is Bob Hope' looks at the entertainer's legacy, and more top picks.

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Top Picks: Smithsonian Channel's 'America’s Badlands,' the movie 'Marjorie Prime,' and more top picks

The Radiolab podcast 'More Perfect' is a compelling and educational look at the US Supreme Court, 'Tajmo' is the inspired pairing of blues circuit vets Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’, and more top picks.

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Spotlight is on women artists for ‘Her Paris’

An American Federation of Arts exhibition presents more than 80 bold and engaging paintings by 19th-century women from the United States and across Europe.

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Top Picks: 'Aretha Franklin: A Brand New Me,' the app Solar Walk 2, and more

The Ski Tracks app could become your favorite skiing buddy, director Bertrand Tavernier’s documentary My Journey Through French Cinema celebrates those who work in film, and more top picks.

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Top Picks: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming,' the iCatcher! Podcast Player app, and more

The latest installment in the series based on the classic science fiction film 'Planet of the Apes,' 'War for the Planet of the Apes,' is available on DVD and Blu-ray, the PBS program 'Making a New American Nutcracker' is about a new twist on a holiday classic, and more top picks.

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Top Picks: 'Gregory Porter: Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me,' 'Survival in the Skies,' and more

The podcast 'Ben Franklin's World' has explored topics relating to the 18th century, from British soldiers who fought in the Revolution to the Nat Turner revolt, CBS is honoring the legacy of 'The Carol Burnett Show,' and more top picks.

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Top Picks: 'Maximum Volume,' by Kenneth Womack, the Timepage app, and more

Actress Sally Hawkins stars as artist Maud Lewis in the biopic 'Maudie,' Fathom Events is bringing 'Casablanca' to theaters across the United States, and more top picks.

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Top Picks: Music group Tank & the Bangas, the Smartify app, and more

In addition to labeling stars and planets, the Night Sky app also offers a tour of the sky, director Bill Morrison’s documentary 'Dawson City: Frozen Time' uses silent movies and newsreels discovered in the Canadian city in 1978 to depict the history of the area, and more top picks.

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Top Picks: The Shelters' debut album, the Netflix documentary 'Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold,' and more top picks

Get a refresher on the time when Constantinople was the flagship city of the Roman Empire with the podcast The History of Byzantium, desserts become true works of art on the Instagram account of Karin Pfeiff Boschek, and more top picks.

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Top Picks: Cat Stevens' 'The Laughing Apple,' 'The Simple Faith of Franklin Delano Roosevelt,' and more top picks

A Broadway musical comes to TV with PBS’s broadcast of 'She Loves Me,' the Pocket Casts app gives you a new way to keep track of all the podcasts you love, and more top picks.

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