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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

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(Dec. 6-Jan. 2) TWO ARTISTS, MANY JOURNEYS A dynamic duo depicts world travels in Two Artists, Many Journeys at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring. The joint exhibit runs through early January and features the woodcuts of Carole Nelson, who draws on Persian art and architecture, and the landscape portraits of Margaret Adams Parker, who recently propped her easel up all over Italy.

(Dec. 6-Jan. 8) MULTIDIMENSIONAL METAL Michael Enn Sirvet's multidimensional metal sculptures have earned the Washingtonian some notable patrons, including Michael Jordan, who recently requested a table with 32,292 artfully bored holes -- that's one for every hoop he made over his years in the NBA. Sirvet's latest creations are on display through January at Reyes + Davis on F Street in Northwest Washington.

(Dec. 7) A DECADE IN REVIEW And if you're looking to gain a little perspective during your lunch hour, the Library of Congress waxes poetic Tuesday at 12 at the Thomas Jefferson Building in Southeast. An Army psychiatrist, a creative writing teacher, and a publisher present poetry that describes life in the first decade of the 21st century.

Background music: Up Against the Wall by Peter Bjorn and John

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Peruvians Love Their Chicha Street Art. The Government ... Not So Much

Walk down a street in Peru and you'll likely see an example of the glow-in-the-dark posters and murals. Lots of people love them. But the upper crust — and the government — aren't impressed.
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Tea-Infused Sweets: Chocolate + Jasmine Tea Is A Match Made In Heaven

Smoky and floral brews can provide a kick of flavor to desserts, especially when blended with chocolate. Pastry chef Naomi Gallego shows us a few tricks for surprising the palate with tea.
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Texas Textbooks And Teaching The Civil War And America's History Of Racial Segregation

This fall five million public school students in Texas will use textbooks that critics say misrepresent the Civil War and the nation's history of racial segregation. The battle over how the Civil War is taught in public schools.

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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

The president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, chats about the future of higher education — and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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