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Museum Tells Brazil's Story in 10,000 Voices

Oral history project offers unadulterated look at sprawling nation

(Newser) - Most historical museums focus on the rich and powerful, but in sprawling Sao Paulo, an uncommon museum tells the story of Brazil from the perspective of more than 10,000 ordinary citizens. The Museum of the Person gathers the stories of a barber, a coconut breaker, a convicted felon, and... More »

Author Studs Terkel Dead at 96

Chicago radio institution deteriorated rapidly after fall 2 weeks ago

(Newser) - Studs Terkel, whose powerful oral histories endeared him to American readers and whose playful personality made him beloved in his adopted hometown of Chicago, died today at 96 after suffering from a variety of ailments, NBC5 reports. Born Louis Terkel, he hosted a daily interview and variety show on Chicago’... More »

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