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(March 10-19) JUST LIKE THE TOOTH FAIRY If you're looking for "An Ideal Husband", Shakespeare Theatre Company has you covered, at least through mid April. Oscar Wilde's comedy about an English politician with a potentially damaging history of indiscretion plays at the Sidney Harman Hall on F Street.

(March 11-Sept. 5) TO MAKE A WORLD Just around the block the American Art Museum is opening a new exhibit of some decades old paintings Friday. "To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America" showcases the master painter's depictions of quiet and eerie scenes from the tumultuous decade -- depictions that perfectly capture the fragility and anxiety of a Great Depression and a World War.

(March 10) BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham has been capturing the city's fashion on his bike for half a century. "Bill Cunningham New York", a 2009 documentary about the man and his city, screens Thursday night at the Hirshhorn Museum on the National Mall.

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Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase

Ben Zimmer, language columnist at The Wall Street Journal, explains the origin of the phrase "it's all Greek to me" — and shares a few variants from other languages.
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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.