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Alex Meade's Spectacle is showing as part of Irvine Contemporary's second Artist Tribute.
Irvine Contemporary
Alex Meade's Spectacle is showing as part of Irvine Contemporary's second Artist Tribute.

(July 26-Aug. 27) A decade under the influence

Northwest Washington's Irvine Contemporary turns ten this summer and it's looking back at a decade of visual art before relocating at the end of August. Irvine's second Artist Tribute features paintings, sculpture, prints and photography from some of the most notable names in modern visual art, including street art guru Shepard Fairey and abstract painter Oliver Vernon.

(July 26-Sept. 18) Kodachrome color

Kodak's Kodachrome film stock was the gold standard of color photography until it was discontinued in 2009. Glen Echo Park's Photoworks reminisces with sharp, saturated color in The Kodachrome Summer Exhibition through mid-September.

(July 26-31) The Omnivore's Dilemma

Georgetown University’s Department of Performing Arts premieres The Omnivore's Dilemma tonight. Based on the best-selling book by Michael Pollan, the play moves from the corn fields of Iowa to fast food restaurants to answer the question: "What should we have for dinner?" The quandary presses on until Sunday.

Music: "Butterfly" by Delicate Steve

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A Glimpse Of Listeners' #NPRpoetry — From The Punny To The Profound

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Eating Insects: The Argument For Adding Bugs To Our Diet

Some say eating insects could save the planet, as we face the potential for global food and protein shortages. It's a common practice in many parts of the world, but what would it take to make bugs more appetizing to the masses here in the U.S.? Does it even make sense to try? A look at the arguments for and against the practice known as entomophagy, and the cultural and environmental issues involved.

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A Federal Official Shakes Up Metro's Board

After another smoke incident and ongoing single tracking delays for fixes, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced a shake-up of Metro's board.

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'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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