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Not just soda cans! Soda cans about space travel! 'Are We There Yet?' goes intergalactic at Corcoran Gallery of Art.
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Not just soda cans! Soda cans about space travel! 'Are We There Yet?' goes intergalactic at Corcoran Gallery of Art.

(Dec. 4-March 11) Well, are we?

Are We There Yet? A question that has plagued many a driving parent for decades and now, an exhibit showing at Northwest Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art through March of next year. The work isn't actually about an endless road trip or family outing. Australian artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro use items from toy stores and supermarket shelves in installations meditating on space travel - 50 years after man first made it up there and amidst the recent shuttering of NASA's space shuttle program.

(Dec. 7-31) The landed gentry vs. Bethesda

If you've read the book and seen a few of the film adaptations but never caught Pride and Prejudice on stage you have a chance at Bethesda's Round House Theatre. Jane Austen's world of the landed gentry brings desperate spinsters, determined bachelors and a few embarrassing relatives to the Round House stage through the end of the year.

Music: "Across the Universe" by Bill Frisell

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For Paul Cezanne, An Apple A Day Kept Obscurity Away

In the 1800s, still-life painting was the bottom feeder of the art world, but that's where the French painter chose to leave his mark. "I want to astonish Paris with an apple," he's said to have said.
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From McDonalds To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
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Virginia Democrats And Republicans Fight Over Investigating Senator's Resignation

Democrats and Republicans in Virginia are at odds over the value of investigating the state Senator Phil Puckett, who resigned last month to take a job at a state tobacco commission — and turned the Senate over to Republicans.
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Hackers In China Reportedly Targeted U.S. Federal Workers

Looking for information about workers applying for security clearances, Chinese hackers successfully accessed U.S. government computer networks in March, The New York Times reports.

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