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American Icons: Barbie

How did the Barbie doll become such a powerful symbol and ubiquitous toy? For our ongoing series on American Icons, we look at how Barbie started, how she endured, and what her future may hold.

Arts, Culture & Media

American Icons: Appalachian Spring

In 1942, Aaron Copland accepted a commission to write the score for a new dance by modernist Martha Graham. Their now-legendary ballet looks at the tension between community and individualism through the story of a bride and groom in a frontier town.

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