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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

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(Nov. 22-Dec. 19) FROM STRINGS TO ROPES Keegan Theatre's Golden Boy follows a conflicted individual from the strings to the ropes. Joe Bonaparte can't decide whether he wants to be a violinist or a pugilist. He does a cost-benefit analysis tonight through mid-December at Church Street Theater in Northwest Washington.

(Nov. 22-Dec. 18) FROM THE STREET TO THE STUDIO Washington's Irvine Contemporary hosts Street/Studio 2.0 until the works are released back into their native urban environments on December 18th. The second installment of the exhibit showcases visual art innovators who value accessibility -- be it producing murals or plastering works all over the Internet.

(Nov. 22-Dec. 18) DIN DIN And Industry Gallery hosts an unorthodox dinner party in Northeast Washington for the next month. din-din is an exhibition of new work by Jerry Mischak. It has nearly everything you'd expect: 12 chairs, 40 plates, cutlery, glasses, and wine bottles, but they're all wrapped in 3,000 yards of orange vinyl tape. And there’s no food, because it's all about the memories.

Background music: Smothered Mate by Chilly Gonzales

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

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