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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.

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Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
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More Than Just Saying 'Cheese,' Hundreds Sit Test To Become Official Experts

The American Cheese Society will begin proctoring its next Certified Cheese Professional Exam in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, during the group's annual conference.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

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