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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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In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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$81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist Sparks Push For Stepped-Up Cybersecurity

The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February's spectacular theft involving Bangladesh's central bank.

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