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Northern Virignia's Evan Reed shows his fantastical architecture off at Project 4 in Northwest Washington.
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Northern Virignia's Evan Reed shows his fantastical architecture off at Project 4 in Northwest Washington.

(June 20-July 3) First base from a historical perspective

The History of Kisses makes its world premiere at Washington’s Studio Theatre this month. Playwright David Cole’s latest effort finds a retired navy man-turned amateur shanty-writer sequestered in an oceanfront motel room. The trysts that come and go around him influence his songs and draw him in through early July in Northwest Washington.

(June 20-July 16) Traveling past Project 4?

Northwest’s Project 4 gallery showcases the work of Northern Virginia sculptor Evan Reed through mid-July. The artist recreates man’s most fantastical architectural structures and imagines a few, too.

(June 20-Jan. 1) A racy exhibition

Race has been bringing people together and tearing them apart for a good while now. The National Museum of Natural History explores why in RACE: Are We So Different? through the end of the year. The collaboration between the American Anthropological Association and the Science Museum of Minnesota looks at race and racism from biological, cultural, and historical perspectives.

Music: “Return To Hot Chicken” by Yo La Tengo


In The 'Golden Age Of Television,' Advertising Intersects With Programming

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum about her essay on the new model of advertising in the so-called "golden age of television."

California City Orders Restaurants To Use Disposable Plates, Cups

Officials in Fort Bragg also ordered restaurants to serve water to customers only upon request. As part of a stage 3 water emergency, things like washing cars using city water are prohibited, too.

Clinton Breaks With Obama To Oppose Asia Trade Deal

"What I know of it, as of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it," the Democrat said, breaking with President Obama on his signature trade deal he hopes to push through Congress.
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Environmental Outlook: Lessons From Israel's Search For Water

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Ten years ago, Israel experienced a prolonged drought that forced the country to come up with a strategy to address water scarcity. What its experience could teach an increasingly water-starved planet.

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