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Heidi Fowler, "No. 100.22.009 (detail)". 2009. Recycled plastic bottle caps, junk mail, magazine pages, glue on panel. 48" x 48".
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Heidi Fowler, "No. 100.22.009 (detail)". 2009. Recycled plastic bottle caps, junk mail, magazine pages, glue on panel. 48" x 48".

(April 22) GREEN DAY Project 4 Gallery on U Street closes out its "Green Works" exhibit in style to mark Earth Day. You can appreciate art made from recycled materials before a panel discussion with local designers, architects, and chefs on living an eco-friendly lifestyle in an eco-friendly community.

(April 22-May 27) GOURDFUL ART Artist David Hicks feels a strong connection to the earth's bounty and the evidence is in his gourd-shaped sculptures. They vary in size and texture and end up looking like a number of other familiar objects like nests or insect pods. The fun is in the associations drawn by the viewer at Georgetown's Cross Mackenzie Gallery through the end of May.

(April 22) THE CONSTANT GARDENER If you're interested in the art of sustainable gardening the United States Botanic Garden offers some pointers Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Conservatory Terrace on the National Mall.

(April 22-June 5) ON THE BRINK Ruined opens Friday at Arena Stage in Southwest. The Pulitzer Prize winning play manages to perfectly depict the hopelessness of war while telling a reaffirming and hopeful story of a matriarch who tries to keep the peace in Congo.

Music: "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" by The Talking Heads

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Cult Survivor Documents 2 Decades Inside 'Holy Hell'

Will Allen directed the documentary Holy Hell, which depicts his experience as a videographer and member of The Buddhafield cult. Allen used his own footage, as well as his interviews with other former members, to make this documentary.
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Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.
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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.

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