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Capital Fringe Festival includes things like martial arts with glow sticks.
Illuminate: A Marital Arts Experience
Capital Fringe Festival includes things like martial arts with glow sticks.

(July 11-Aug. 11) DC Emerging

Fresh talent from the District explores life in the metro area in DC Emerging: New Urban and Domestic Interpretations. Paintings, drawings and ceramics are on display at VisArts in Rockville through mid-August.

(July 11-24) Fringe benefits

If you didn’t have a chance to catch any emerging talent at the Capital Fringe Festival over the weekend, there are still plenty of productions in Northwest Washington through the end of next week:

But Love is My Middle Name is a one-woman musical comedy about one woman’s search for love and what she ended up settling on when she didn’t find any.

Belle Parricide covers a lot of ground, including murder, incest, greed and morality. Five female playwrights examine the trials and tribulations of 16th century Italian noblewoman Beatrice Cenci.

For a production that’s guaranteed to glow there’s Illuminate: A Martial Arts Experience. The region’s most enthusiastic black belts perform advanced fight choreography with a live score and lots of glow sticks.

Music: “Kung Fu Fighting (Instrumental)” by Cee Lo Green

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Jhumpa Lahiri Finds Freedom In Italian Memoir: 'No One Expected Me To Do It'

The Interpreter of Maladies author is a successful, Pulitzer Prize-winning English-language writer. But she found writing in Italian gave her true freedom; "Language is a very messy thing," she says.
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Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
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What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in violent crime in the first half of last year, but overall violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years. What led to the long-term decline, and why do some say it’s likely to continue?

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Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

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