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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


Kentucky Boy Solves Rubik's Cube In Record Time

A 14-year-old boy from Lexington, Ky., has solved a Rubik's Cube in less than five seconds. As Guinness World Records declares this a record-breaker, we hear how NPR covered a Rubik's Cube competition in 1981.
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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

On Food Wednesday, we explore the new ways recipes are being presented, with everything from GIFs to scientific method.

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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.


Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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