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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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(Through February 25) GET SHORTY If you're looking for an excuse to downsize, check out this year's Academy Award-nominated short films through Thursday at E Street Cinema in downtown D.C. You can decide for yourself which shorty is deserving of a little Oscar glory among the animated and live-action contenders.

(Through March 14) STRANDED Olney Theater Center's newest scenes are set smack in the middle of a blizzard, making its latest production, Bus Stop, one that local audiences will be able to appreciate. The play runs in Maryland through March, unwinding the lives of a group of people in a local diner stranded among the snow berms.

(February 27 & 28) COCO DANCE Cynthia Oliver's CoCo Dance Theater reveals the beauty of Caribbean movement and rhythm at Dance Place, Oliver's Ruptured Calypso dance theatre layers myth, history, spoken word and dance into one stratified show.

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Bonjour, Barbie! An American Icon Packs Her Heels And Heads To France

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Domino's Pizza Tests Drone Delivery In New Zealand

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All Mixed Up: What Do We Call People Of Multiple Backgrounds?

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A Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

Dr. Mary Aiken, a pioneering cyber-psychologist, work inspired the CBS television series "CSI: Cyber". She explains how going online changes our behavior in small and dramatic ways, and what that means for how we think about our relationship with technology.

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