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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, July 9

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Cross MacKenzie Gallery promises cooler climes this summer.
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Cross MacKenzie Gallery promises cooler climes this summer.

(July 10) Is This Art?

You ever tag along to some exhibit by some renowned abstract expressionist and stare at some shapes for a few minutes before concluding that this piece of "art" is something your three-year-old could produce with a couple of crayons and a pair of minutes? The American Art Museum feels your pain, or at least is willing to try and convince you otherwise. The museum holds a series of discussions and tours focusing on modern and contemporary art beginning with Is This Art? tomorrow evening. Respectful debate is highly encouraged.

(July 10-31) Chilly incentives

There are a lot of galleries in the District, so if you run one, you have to find some way to beat the competition--like promising cooler climes. That's the strategy Northwest Washington's Cross MacKenzie Gallery is taking this month. Hot Properties & Cool Air features the work of veteran talent and new additions displaying artwork that will take the viewer to cooler places. Plus, the air conditioning will be on.

Music: "Ambulance" by Blur

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Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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