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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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Pepon Osorio's "La Bicicleta (The Bicycle)" from 1985 mixes media and whimsy.
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Pepon Osorio's "La Bicicleta (The Bicycle)" from 1985 mixes media and whimsy.

(Through December 18) KARSH AT 100 The Embassy of Canada down on Pennsylvania Avenue presents Karsh at 100: Portraits of Artists, running through December 18th. The embassy shines a spotlight on both the subjects and the artist, Yousuf Karsh, in celebration of the centennial year of the Armenian-born, Canadian bred photographer's birth. The show features 28 of the artists captured by Karsh's lens in complex and playful poses.

(October 9) LATINO ART IN TRANSITION The Smithsonian American Art Museum presents a lecture and discussion in its McEvoy Auditorium in downtown D.C. Friday night at 7 p.m. Renowned artist Pepon Osorio and emerging artist Miguel Luciano will be on hand for Latino Art in Transition, talking about the ways in which the genre of Latino art is changing with the times.

(October 9 & 10) LADO The Music Center at Strathmore presents Lado: 60 Years of Celebrating Traditional Croatian Music and Dance Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. This company of whirling dancers, folk singers and traditional musicians bring centuries of Croatian music to life, swirling in more than 1,200 costumes, some more than 100 years old.

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Smithsonian Sets Phasers To Restore On Original Starship Enterprise

The Starship Enterprise — from the original Star Trek series — has gotten a restoration fit for a real life spacecraft. It goes on display this week at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
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Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.
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Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Party insiders and backroom deals: One author on why we need to bring back old-time politics.

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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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