Turning Street Energy Into High Art

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Join Nicholas Kristof, Jennifer Garner, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria and Alfre Woodard to uncover gender oppression and human rights violations in the U.S. and around the world.

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American soldier Adam Winfield attempted to thwart war crimes even more heinous than Abu Ghraib, but was then himself charged with premeditated murder.

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3/31/15 9:00 PM
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4/1/15 1:00 AM
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Basquiat had a special talent for taking "street energies" and making them into high art. During his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a wunderkind and a phenomenon. Discovered through his graffiti art in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side, he sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200, and later became best friends with Andy Warhol.

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