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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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Sarah Waters' latest novel, set in 1920s London, examines the moral consequences of passion. Though slightly too long, this book brings the past to life with exquisite clarity.
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Before You Take A Bite Of That Mushroom, Consider This

Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That's what happens when you DNA sequence your dinner.
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Move To Curb U.S. Corporate Tax Dodges Could Delay Reform

Business and consumer groups say Congress needs to reform taxes, but few expect change soon. In fact, Treasury's tweaks to tax law may diminish the political will to address broader tax reform.
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Montgomery County's Drones Are Ready, But Policy Isn't

The county government has purchased four drones for use by its fire department and innovation office, but bureaucracy is keeping them grounded for now.

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