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Looking Ahead


Issue: "Boy Scout dilemma," May 18, 2013

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day isn’t just for moms. It’s for florists too. The annual holiday, which falls on May 12 this year, accounts for roughly a quarter of all flowers sold in the United States, according to the Society of American Florists. Only Christmas—spread across a season—sees more flower sales.

Cannes Film Festival

The 66th Cannes Film Festival kicks off May 15 in France. Continuing a recent trend, the festival will highlight an entire nation for the 11-day event. The 2013 honoree is India, which is also celebrating the 100th year of its film industry. (Among the featured films is Bombay Talkies.) Cannes honored Brazil in 2012 and Egypt in 2011.

Stones exhibit

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on May 24 will pay tribute to the Rolling Stones and the British rock band’s half century in the industry. The museum portion of the landmark plans to open its Rolling Stones exhibit in the middle of the Stones’ U.S. tour.

Piano contest

Musicians from around the world will descend on Ft. Worth, Texas, when the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition opens May 24. This year’s contest marks the first competition since its namesake, American pianist Van Cliburn, died on Feb. 27. This year’s quadrennial contest features 133 entrants.


What’s crazy? The American Psychiatric Association will give its latest opinion on May 22 when it releases the fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The new DSM is 13 years in the making, and sneak peeks have caused criticism. Duke Psychiatry professor Allen Francis said one new DSM entry would “turn temper tantrums [of children] into a mental disorder.”


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