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Jenny Mullins' "Spiritual Accessories" features enlightened monkeys wearing candy-colored chakras.
Flashpoint Gallery, http://www.flashpointdc.org/venues/art_gallery.html
Jenny Mullins' "Spiritual Accessories" features enlightened monkeys wearing candy-colored chakras.

(June 28-July 22) The alternative artist's guide to the District

Two artists in the D.C. art scene explore the identities and environments of other artists in the D.C. art scene in "DOCUMENTS: alternative guide through dc underground". Some of the portraits include interactive elements like the sound of the artist's voice or images of their work that are triggered based on your proximity to the respective piece. The collection of photos and portraits is showing at The Gallery at Vivid Solutions in Southeast Washington through late July.

(June 28-July 23) Spiritual tourism in American Temple

Visual artist Jenny Mullins reflects on purity and spiritual tourism in American Temple at Flashpoint Gallery in Chinatown. An implement reminiscent of a slot machine tests the purity and questions the consumption of visitors while prominent spiritual types from the 20th century are depicted as feral primates.

(June 28) Up and up open mic

Aspiring artists who have a way with words can master the mic Tuesday at Bohemian Caverns in Northwest. The "Up and UP Open Microphone" invites brave souls to take the stage solo or with Washington go-go band Mambo Sauce to wow the crowds with spoken word, rap, or poetry.

Music: "Dig This Vibe" by DJ Krush


From Trembling Teacher To Seasoned Mentor: How Tim Gunn Made It Work

Gunn, the mentor to young designers on Project Runway, has been a teacher and educator for decades. But he spent his childhood "absolutely hating, hating, hating, hating school," he says.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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