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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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'Game Of Thrones' Evolves On Women In Explosive Sixth Season

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.
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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Perdue Farms, the fourth-largest poultry company in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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Obama To Set New Clean Energy Goal: 50 Percent Carbon-Free Power By 2025

Aides acknowledge that's it's a "stretch goal" for North America, requiring commitments over and above what the U.S., Canada and Mexico agreed to as part of the Paris climate agreement.
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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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