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(Feb. 4-Jul. 24) CLOSE TO HOME The Smithsonian American Art Museum opens "Close to Home: Photographers and Their Families" Friday. The collection of intimate photos portrays what it's like to live with people who take pictures for a living.

(Feb. 4-March 5) BETWEEN POETRY AND PAINT Poetic. Aesthetic. teams poets up with artists in order to translate the written word into visual expression. Metered verses are adapted into several media at The Art Gallery in College Park.

(Feb. 5-6) CELEBRATING VERSE There's more poetry at the Kennedy Center this weekend. "American Scrapbook: A Celebration of Verse" combines spoken word, movement, music and dialogue to brings the work of Poe, Cummings, Frost and other wordsmiths to the whole family.

(Feb. 4-March 3) VALENTINE'S MONTH Valentine's Day maybe more than a week away, but love is in the air for the next month at AFI Silver in Silver Spring. Great Movie Romances from the past eight decades screen daily through early March, including "Bringing Up Baby", "West Side Story" and "Grease".

Music: "Close To Me" by The Cure

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'Southside With You' Has Us Asking: Where Is The Love In Black Movies?

The movie Southside with You is opening in theaters. The film follows Michelle and Barack Obama's very first date, and shows something we don't get too see too often in film: black romance.
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Ramen Noodles Are Now The Prison Currency Of Choice

Ramen will buy anything from smuggled fruit to laundry services from fellow inmates, a study at one prison finds. It's not just that ramen is tasty: Prisoners say they're not getting enough food.
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Episode 721: Unbuilding A City

Why is it so hard to knock down 17 vacant houses in a shrinking city?
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Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

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