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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, October 2-4, 2008

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(October 2) THINKING TOO MUCH The latest in a series of Philosophy lectures at Catholic University explores the mind in Over-Intellectualizing the Intellect this afternoon at 2 p.m. Professor of Philosophy Alva Noƫ from the University of California, Berkeley focuses the lecture through the lens of his work on perception and consciousness.

(October 4) A WIDER CIRCLE The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center presents Bartok, Bertali and Dvorak in The Spirit of Folk Music in College Park, Maryland, Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. Musicians with the [University of Maryland School of Music](<>

) explore the influence folk music has had on classical forms with selections for violin and piano, ending with a rare performance of the 13-instrument arrangement of Copland's Appalachian Spring.

(October 3-December 13) EDWARD'S OIL Petroleum plays a part in The Corcoran Gallery of Art's newest exhibit, presenting Edward Burtynsky: Oil, on display through December 13th. These photographs of pipelines and crude production survey a decade of work by this respected and celebrated photographer from Canada.

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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