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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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Colson Whitehead On The Importance Of Historical Fiction In Tumultuous Times

Kojo talks with author Colson Whitehead about his new novel "The Underground Railroad" and its resonance at this particular moment in history.

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Whales, Sea Turtles, Seals: The Unintended Catch Of Abandoned Fishing Gear

An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.
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Rating The United States On Child Care

A majority of parents in the U.S. work outside the home. That means about 12 million children across the country require care. A new report ranks states on cost, quality and availability of child care - and says nobody is getting it right.

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Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM form a group to set the first industrywide best practices for the technology already powering many applications, such as voice and image recognition.

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