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Director's Cut traces the evolution of woodcut prints at The Old Print Gallery in Northwest.
The Old Print Gallery
Director's Cut traces the evolution of woodcut prints at The Old Print Gallery in Northwest.

(July 14-Aug. 7) POP!

The art, celebrity, successes and failures of Andy Warhol get the musical treatment in POP! at Northwest Washington’s Studio Theatre through early August. The production turns the tumultuous history of Warhol’s famed Factory into a murder-mystery. Three of the artist’s muses grow weary of sharing the spotlight and one of them expresses herself with a firearm.

(July 16) Amazians rap, dance, spin and speak

Asian-American women from the District, New York and San Francisco present a night of hip-hop performance Saturday at the U Street Music Hall. Miss Fortune features a violin-rap duo, a hip-hop dance crew, DJs and spoken word poets highlighting what it means to be an amazing Asian or an “Amazian”.

(July 15-Aug. 12) Director’s Cut,

The Old Print Gallery in Northwest opens Director’s Cut tomorrow. The collection of woodcut prints traces the evolution of the oldest-known printmaking technique from the 15th century to the 21st.

Music: “The Fire (Untrue)” by The Stuyvesants

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 4, 2015

You can see two films about dramatic changes—one real, the other fictional—in small, European communities.

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'Into The Wild' Author Tries Science To Solve Toxic Seed Mystery

Jon Krakauer has long been haunted by how Christopher McCandless died in the Alaskan wilderness. In a scientific journal, he and a chemist show that the seeds McCandless consumed can contain a toxin.
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Virginia Privacy Advocates See Win On Drones, Loss On License Plate Readers

Police in Virginia will have to get a warrant before using a drone in a criminal case, a victory for privacy advocates, but a measure to limit data collection from license plate readers was shot down.

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The Promise And Potential Pitfalls Of Apple's ResearchKit

Apple's new mobile software platform is designed to help collect data for medical research, but concerns have been raised about privacy and informed consent.

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