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(March 29-May 22) ART "Art" opens Tuesday at Arlington's Signature Theatre. Yasmina Reza's Tony award-winning comedy is set in Paris, where one very valuable abstract painting leads three friends to question the nature of art, and the nature of friendship.

(March 29-July 31) PROTOTYPES OF SUBURBAN TYPES Californian photographer Lewis Baltz spent much of the late 1960s and early '70s infatuated with the American west and its stucco suburban landscapes. A selection of his stark portraits is showing at Washington's National Gallery of Art through the end of July. Lewis Baltz: Prototypes highlights the influential artist's ability to say a lot about a certain way of life with very little.

(March 30) WIN WIN Filmmaker Tom McCarthy has gained a reputation for masterfully portraying the nuances of human relationships. He follows "The Station Agent" and "The Visitor" with "Win Win", playing now at Washington's E Street Cinema. Paul Giamatti stars as an out-of-luck attorney and part-time high school wrestling coach whose life takes a brief turn for the better after meeting an all-star athlete.

Music: "At The River" by Groove Armada

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Readers' Review: "The Good Lord Bird" By James McBride

For our next Readers' Review: National Book Award winner "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride. The 2013 novel follows an enslaved boy who gets caught up in John Brown's abolitionist mission...and must disguise himself as a girl to survive.

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Busboys And Poets In Anacostia: Development Or Gentrification?

Local restaurant chain Busboys and Poets will soon open in Anacostia, which suffers from a dearth of dining and shopping options-- but some within the community are decrying the opening as gentrification.

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A Primary Challenge For A Top Arlington County Democrat

Could bipartisanship be the ouster of Arlington County's board chair?

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In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

The privately funded, $7 million Do Space provides free access to computers, high-end software, 3-D printers, and laser cutters. It's a learning and play space, as well as an office for entrepreneurs.

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