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Judy Byron's "Perfect Girls," showing at her home studio in Northwest Washington.
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Judy Byron's "Perfect Girls," showing at her home studio in Northwest Washington.

(May 25-July 3) VENUS IN MANHATTAN "Venus in Fur" opens Wednesday at Northwest Washington's Studio Theatre. The saucy play based on the notorious 19th century novella sets all the sadomasochistic action in a Manhattan audition room. An actress and a playwright-director battle each other for power through early July.

(May 25-June 19) PERFECT GIRLS D.C.-based artist Judy Byron compares the pressures facing today's young women to the ones the artist herself faced in the 1950s in "Perfect Girls". Byron presents the comparison with life-sized 3D drawings made through a process of wetting handmade linen paper and then fitting it to her subjects. The works are accompanied by audio samples at the artist's home studio on Park Road in Northwest through mid-June.

(May 27-Sept. 9) GREEN JAZZ Summer unofficially begins this weekend and the National Gallery of Art kicks off the season with its Jazz in the Garden series Friday evening. This week it's Brazilian jazz trio Origem and the jazz continues every Friday through September with Afro-funk, salsa sounds, blues fusion, violins, and vibraphones.

Music: "Intro" by Minus the Bear

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'BFG' Is A 'Delumptious' Pairing Of A Happy Child And A Radiant Old Soul

Steven Spielberg's latest movie is an adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1982 children's book about a big friendly giant. Critic David Edelstein says the BFG is "pure joy" — especially in its second half.
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Amid Craft Brewery Boom, Some Worry About A Bubble — But Most Just Fear Foam

Fueled by customers' unquenchable thirst for the next great flavor note, the craft beer industry has exploded like a poorly fermented bottle of home brew.
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The Politics Hour - July 1, 2016

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Transportation Director Leif Dormsjo and Virginia Del. Marcus Simon (D-Fairfax).

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After Deadly Crash, Safety Officials Will Examine Tesla's Autopilot Mode

The fatal crash of a Model S that was in autopilot when it collided with a truck in Florida is prompting a preliminary evaluation of the feature by the National Highway Transportation Safety Board.

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