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Jenny Mullins' "Spiritual Accessories" features enlightened monkeys wearing candy-colored chakras.
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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

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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