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Study for Vignette 15, a painting by Kerry James Marshall, whose work was on view in December at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C. Courtesy the artist and Koplin del Rio Gallery, Culver City, California. This image appears in the Readings section of the February 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.
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A deaf dog belonging to a deaf owner was shot and killed in Alabama, and an Indiana dog’s skin troubles were found to be caused by an allergy to humans. “It’s just not his fault,” said the owner of Lucky Dog Retreat.
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