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profile name: Charles Lindbergh profile occupation: Inventor, Pilot, Writer
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profile name: Lorraine Hansberry profile occupation: Playwright
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profile name: John Belushi profile occupation: Actor, Comedian
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profile name: Frank Lloyd Wright profile occupation: Architect
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profile name: Peter Falk profile occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor
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profile name: Abraham Maslow profile occupation: Educator, Scholar, Psychologist, Academic Author
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The Wild West holds a special place in American history—Western films depict it as a place where the rules didn't apply, and where scores were settled with gun slinging and shootouts. The colorful characters who made up the old West were men, women, cowboys, Indians, sheriffs just plain outlaws. Though we've come to have a more nuanced understanding of the good and the bad of the old West, we can still learn from the stories of the people who made it and who wrote about what it was.
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Derived from Claude Monet's piece entitled Impression, the term "impressionism" was created to describe the work of a select group of Parisian painters in the late 19th century. With their thin brush strokes and explosion of color and lighting on mundane subjects, impressionists painters like Monet, Mary Cassatt, and Alfred Sisley confounded critics, defied conventions, and sparked scandal. A century and a half later, they are among the most revered and influentional artists of all time.
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