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(March 24-April 29) APPROXIMATE LANDSCAPES German photographer Christoph Engel likes to hold a mirror to humanity from high above us. His aerial images often shrink our expanses into familiar objects of smaller scale. One golf course he captured is peppered through a rocky terrain, so it looks like more like an open hand. "Approximate Landscape" showcases more shots of humans and their interactions with nature through late April at the Goethe-Institute in Northwest Washington.

(March 24-April 24) TRAGIKING For a Shakespearean Thursday evening you can see Synetic Theater's presentation of "King Lear" at the Lansburgh Theatre in Northwest. An aging king's test of his daughters' love ends up costing him his kingdom. The Bard's beloved tragedy plays for the next month.

(March 25) SHADOWLANDS IN LA PLATA If you find yourself in La Plata this weekend you may want to stick around and sample the town's theater. "Shadowlands" is playing at Port Tobacco Players through Sunday. The production is about author C.S. Lewis and the fleeting love he found late in life.

Music: "Unknown Brother" by The Black Keys

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After Sketchy Science, Shark Week Promises To Turn Over A New Fin

Shark Week is here, and scientists are afraid. Not of the toothy swimmers — but of inaccuracies, bad science and the demonization of animals that aren't as ferocious as Discovery Channel has made out.
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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.

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