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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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Peruvians Love Their Chicha Street Art. The Government ... Not So Much

Walk down a street in Peru and you'll likely see an example of the glow-in-the-dark posters and murals. Lots of people love them. But the upper crust — and the government — aren't impressed.
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Tea-Infused Sweets: Chocolate + Jasmine Tea Is A Match Made In Heaven

Smoky and floral brews can provide a kick of flavor to desserts, especially when blended with chocolate. Pastry chef Naomi Gallego shows us a few tricks for surprising the palate with tea.
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America's First Ladies

They walk a tricky line: closest adviser to the President of the United States and hostess in chief. A new book examines the evolution of the role of first lady of the United States.

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E-Cigarettes and Vaping

Last week, the D.C. Council voted to designate e-cigarettes and "similar vapor products containing nicotine" as tobacco products. That means that their sales tax will jump from the regular 5.75% sales tax to the 70% tax that's tacked onto sales of products like cigarettes and cigars. We explore what this means for the evolving public health debate surrounding e-cigarettes.

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