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Now that Thanksgiving is over, the age-old debate alights: When should you hang up your Christmas decorations? A new survey reveals where Americans stand. Kinga Krzeminska/Getty Images hide caption

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When should you put up Christmas lights? A new survey illuminates an evergreen debate

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A flower crafted by Nell Greenfieldboyce, at an American Society for Microbiology event highlighting agar art. Aidan Rogers/Edvotek hide caption

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Cartoonist Charles Schulz poses with a sketch of Snoopy in his office in Santa Rosa, Calif. Schulz, who died shortly after his retirement in 2000, would have turned 100 on Nov. 26. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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'Peanuts' still brings comfort and joy, 100 years after Charles Schulz's birth

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Futura 2000's Break Train, 1980. Photograph by Martha Cooper. Martha Cooper hide caption

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How artists and influencers set the stage for Hip-Hop's global rise

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The Wiz is just one of the shows celebrated in the new Museum of Broadway. Monique Carboni/Museum of Broadway hide caption

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The Museum of Broadway reveals the show behind the show

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Harry Styles and Alessandro Michele attend the 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in May 2019 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/ hide caption

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Mario, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, 1983. Carol Kovinick Hernandez/Fantagraphics hide caption

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'Love and Rockets' celebrates 40 years of edgy, Latinx, alternative comics

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Exhibit creator Susannah Perlman poses in front of the "tiny home" on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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An art exhibit on the National Mall honors health care workers who died of COVID

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Restorer Elizabeth Wicks works on the Allegory of Inclination, a 1616 work by Artemisia Gentileschi, in the Casa Buonarroti Museum, in Florence, Italy, on Wednesday. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Graffiti of a woman in a leotard doing a handstand is seen on the wall of a destroyed building in Borodyanka on Friday in Kyiv Region, Ukraine. Banksy later confirmed on their Instagram account that this piece was their work. Ed Ram/Getty Images hide caption

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Maya Lin, in 1988, examining inverted water table being fabricated for the Civil Rights Memorial she designed to be installed in Montgomery, Alabama. Adam Stoltman hide caption

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Maya Lin doesn't like the spotlight — but the Smithsonian is shining a light on her

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Creature: Paintings, Drawings, and Reflections is a new collection of images from artist and writer Shaun Tan's best-known works as well as more than 100 illustrations that have never been seen before. The book also includes essays by the artist. Shaun Tan/Levine Querido hide caption

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Shaun Tan's curious creatures are just looking for companionship

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Aerial view of the Jutaí River. Because of the extremely flat terrain, it winds through the forest in snake-like curves. State of Amazonas, 2017. Sebastião Salgado/California Science Center hide caption

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In the lush Amazon, a photographer hopes to document life before it is too late

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Left, Madame Moitessier, 1856 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, oil on canvas, The National Gallery, London and right, Woman with a Book, 1932, Pablo Picasso, oil on canvas, The Norton Simon Foundation, Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society(ARS), New York The National Gallery, London / The Norton Simon Foundation, Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society(ARS), New York hide caption

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Code Switch fam! Say hello to It's Been a Minute's new host, Brittany Luse!

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Phoebe Plummer, pictured at a demonstration in London's Piccadilly Circus in early October, spoke to Morning Edition about the tactics Just Stop Oil is using to draw attention to the urgency of climate change. Isabel Infantes/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The activist who threw soup on a van Gogh says it's the planet that's being destroyed

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