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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


'Steve Jobs': As Ambitious As Its Title Character

Danny Boyle's new biopic, Steve Jobs, is a look at the man who made Apple mean computers, not fruit. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it's an invigorating story told in three acts of crisis.

Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.

'Quartet' Member: Nobel Peace Prize Is 'Very Important For Tunisia'

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Wided Bouchamaoui, president of the Tunisian Employers' Union, and a member of the National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia, about winning the Nobel Peace Prize Friday.

Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation

Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.

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