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Sesame Street mourns the death of Robin Williams

Robin Williams had many unforgettable moments in his movies, but he also took time to create a few of them on Sesame Street as well. He started appearing on the show in 1990 and returned many times to play the role of the gentle educator for millions of kids.


Algeria's contemporary artists strive to make their own space

In the white-washed buildings of Algiers, a creative community is flourishing — no thanks to the government. Algerian authorities spend hundreds of millions of dollars to promote culture, but keep a tight rein on what kind of culture is supported. Despite this, the country has seen a slow emergence of an independent contemporary art scene.


Be careful the next time you leave the country with your bagpipes

18-year-old Campbell Webster had his bagpipes seized while crossing the US-Canada border, just days before he was due to fly to Scotland for the World Pipe Band Championships. That's because the pipes are made out of ivory, and new rules about the ivory trade are tripping up musicians like him.


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