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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, May 28-30, 2010

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(May 28-June 17) CITIES EXPLORED If you've been bitten by the travel bug but don't have the time to decamp for the Memorial Day weekend, the Orchard Gallery in Bethesda provides an artful journey during Cities: Explored, on display through mid-June. The paintings of Corcoran-trained artist Elana McDermott portray clustered cities strokes, smudges and dots of buildings, skylines and lights, drawing inspiration from D.C., L.A. and New Orleans.

(May 28-July 4) GEODESIC DOMES AT ARENA If you prefer your structures with curves, Arena Stage in Crystal City, Virginia debuts R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE. The quirky Renaissance man behind the geodesic dome is reborn in this comical multimedia performance, running through July 4th.

(May 28-July 30) BUCKY ART In conjunction with the Arena Stage play, Buckminster Fuller-inspired works are taking to the streets during "Bucky Art", with an outdoor exhibit of the futurist's domes scattered throughout Crystal City this summer.

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Kickboxing Director Lexi Alexander Uses Activism To Bust Out Of 'Movie Jail'

After her 2008 movie, Punisher: War Zone, flopped, Alexander had a hard time getting new projects. She was in what's known as Hollywood's "movie jail," a common experience for female directors.
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Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.
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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.

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