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What can the field of medicine learn from art? Polyxeni Potter knows.

For over 20 years Potter served as managing editor of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's medical journal "Emerging Infectious Diseases," which stood out from other journals for publishing — not graphic illustrations of disease on the cover, but classic works of art, from 17th century Dutch masters to Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Frida Kahlo and many more.

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The Bard’s fantastical farce is getting a slightly more empowered interpretation. The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the New American Shakespeare Tavern is mid-run with their production of “Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

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“It’s just fun. It’s one of the most playful of Shakespeare’s comedies,” director Tony Brown tells "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes.

Actor Dani Herd characterizes the show as “a good Shakespeare gateway drug.”

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Friday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

Our Labor of Love

Since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in 2015, more same-sex couples have appeared in mainstream wedding publications, and more wedding guides curated for same-sex couples have been published.

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Kirsten Palladino is well-versed in all things weddings. In 2010, she and her wife founded the online publication Equally Wed to highlight LGBTQ weddings and cover related topics.

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Thursday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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