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(Dec. 13) BATTLE OF THE BULGE WITH BELGIAN GUIDES

The Battle of the Bulge began 66 years ago this week. The Kennedy Center and Washington's Choral Arts pay tribute to the veterans of the costly conflict this evening with the help of The Royal Band of the Belgian Guides. The 103-member symphonic powerhouse has been performing classical, romantic, and contemporary compositions since 1832.

(Dec. 13) MOVING IN NEW DIRECTIONS

The Smithsonian American Art Museum pays tribute to changeable art in its latest collection of video and time-based works. The exhibition showcases early experiments with video, reworkings of Nintendo games, and other forays into art making with modern media. Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image stays put for the foreseeable future at 8th and F Streets in Northwest Washington.

(Dec. 14) OJOS CERRADOS

The Closed Eyes of Latin America chronicles how multinational corporations have affected the environment in nations south of the border. The Argentinean documentary screens tomorrow evening at the Bolivarian Hall on Massachusetts Avenue.

Background music: A Poor Man's Memory by Explosions in the Sky.

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5 Under-The-Radar Reads From Librarian Nancy Pearl

Pearl shares the books she loved this year that you might not have heard of. Her list includes a Hollywood satire, two thrillers, a young adult novel and a nonfiction book about World War I.
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What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food

The decision to normalize relations is driving all kinds of speculation about American food companies opening up shop in Cuba. But analysts say: Don't expect to see McDonald's there anytime soon.
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Education Dept. Issues Framework For New College Rating System

The interim outline indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.
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U.S. Authorities Investigate, Sony Reels From Computer Hack

The White House has stopped short of naming North Korea as the aggressor in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. That hack resulted in the cancellation of the film The Interview.

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