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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 28

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Andy Holtin's “Checkin' out you checkin' out me” features two cameras that address one another while a soundtrack complicates things.
Andy Holtin
Andy Holtin's “Checkin' out you checkin' out me” features two cameras that address one another while a soundtrack complicates things.

(Nov. 28-Dec. 21) The theatricality of artsy stuff

If you're looking to work off some of that turkey ambling around some art Northwest Washington's Flashpoint Gallery has the show for you. D.C. artist Andy Holtin's A Theatre of Objects requires a fair amount of negotiation with video screens and projectors that shift and rotate randomly to imitate human interaction. Bodies and faces perform, stand still and stare through mid-December.

(Dec. 1-18) Busted

Lauren Weedman is an actress, an author, a playwright and a former correspondent for The Daily Show. Her latest work is Bust opening Thursday at Studio Theatre in Northwest. Weedman stars in the semi-autobiographical one-woman comedy in which an LA actress tries to temper her superficiality by volunteering with prison inmates.

(Nov. 28-2013) American Mousetrap Museum

If you're heading to the American Art Museum be on the lookout for mousetraps. Lots of them. The Museum continues its celebration of American innovation with thirty-two mousetrap models that were submitted for patents in the 19th century.

Music: "Suds" by James Brown

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Barry Meier: "Missing Man"

Nine years ago, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran while on a mission for the CIA. The story of his secret journey to Iran, the CIA cover-up that followed and efforts to rescue the longest-held U.S. hostage.

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5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

Researchers discovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Analyses of funnels, pots and jugs show the brewers were using pretty advanced techniques.
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The Fight for D.C.'s Budget Freedom

Last week, a House committee with oversight of the District passed legislation that would block the ability of the Council to spend its own tax dollars.

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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam: Please join us to talk about what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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