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Not Just for Kids
Popeye, Peter Rabbit, Cinderella and other fictional heroes leap out from vintage pop-up books. Experience a second childhood October 3 at New York City's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

In-Flight Music
Do you know a crow from a crane? Want to whistle like a willet? Ted Floyd's Field Guide to the Birds of North America comes with a DVD of 587 bird songs and offers detailed profiles of more than 750 species.

Seeing the Light
The annual Green Light competition features exceptional art by people with disabilities from ages 16 to 25. Artists from across the nation will exhibit their pieces at the S. Dillon Ripley Center until January 4, 2009.

Since 1879, Nashville's Hatch Show Print has designed stylish posters that reimagine icons. A Smithsonian traveling exhibition of 126 prints opens October 11 at Seattle's Experience Music Project.

Glass Act
Over his 40-year career, glass-blowing master Lino Tagliapietra has spun hundreds of delicate-colored glass items, including chalices, lamps, vases and luminous works of art. View 140 of his creations at the Renwick Gallery until January 11, 2009.

About Anika Gupta
Anika Gupta

Anika Gupta’s writing has appeared in India and the United States, including in Business Today magazine, where she served as its first digital content editor, the Hindustan Times newspaper and Smithsonian magazine. Currently, she is a Master's student at MIT, where she studies user-generated content and mainstream media culture. She's also a science writer, media blogger, and essayist.

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