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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, July 16

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Shut Up and Play the Hits screens Wednesday at AFI Silver.
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Shut Up and Play the Hits screens Wednesday at AFI Silver.

(July 16-Sept. 2) The wheels in the sky keep recycling

There can be more to recycling than throwing some paper and bottles in a different can. For proof you can head to the corner of Georgia and Ripley in Silver Spring. Local sculptor Howard Connelly's Wheels In The Sky is showing just outside the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. The pinwheeling sculpture made from reclaimed steel, salvaged bicycle parts, and aluminum scraps is showing through the end of the summer.

(July 16-Aug. 6) Butch Cassidy and the District kids

A D.C. summer wouldn't be complete without some cinema classics screening on the National Mall. The annual Screen on the Green series begins today with 1969's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The favorite summer film fest continues through early August with It Happened One Night, From Here to Eternity, and Psycho.

(July 18) Shut Up and Play the Hits

If you prefer to take in your movies and concerts from the comfort of cushy chairs in air-conditioned cinemas, AFI Silver screens Shut Up and Play the Hits Wednesday night. The film documents the four-hour final show of the highly celebrated dance-punk band LCD Soundsystem, and the days of deliberation before the main event.

Music: "Someone Great" by LCD Soundsystem

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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