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(Jan. 29-Feb. 6) THE SCOTTISH REGIMENT "Black Watch" follows a Scottish regiment from a pool hall to an armored wagon in Iraq and back home again. Based on interviews with soldiers, the production portrays the famously audacious division's struggle with the War on Terror at Washington's Sidney Harman Hall through the end of next week.

(Jan. 28) STRANGE LOVE If you have the knowledge are you obliged to use it? That's the question that drives "The Real Dr. Strangelove" at George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax Friday. The drama depicts the fractured relationship between scientists and the military as America built the atom bomb.

(Jan. 27) LIMITS AND BORDERS Chicano performance artist, author and photographer Harry Gamboa Jr. discusses his conceptual works Thursday night at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The Los Angeles native has been exploring the city's cultural divisions since 1974 and has more recently found his multifaceted work to have national resonance.

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Elvis Costello: 'There Is No Absolute Right And Wrong About Music'

Throughout his memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, Costello grapples with parallels to his father's life. "In the end, music was playing in the room when my father left this earth," he says.

Why Wal-Mart And Other Retail Chains May Not Fix The Food Deserts

Americans' junk food calories increasingly come from big box and convenience stores rather than traditional grocers, a study finds. And researchers say this trend is a public health concern.

Palestinians Confront Escalating Violence In Jerusalem After Attacks

Families of two Palestinians accused of attacks on Israelis describe their shock and some of the anger driving a new wave of violence.

Groups Aim To Make It Easier To Own A Cable TV Box Instead Of Renting

A study estimated that 99 percent of cable TV subscribers rent their set-top boxes and pay on average $231 a year to do so. Groups want to make it easier for consumers to own similar devices.

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