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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Jan. 9

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Chandi Kelley and two fellow photographers are featured in Magnifying Memories...Isolating Ideas at Kensington's Adah Rose Gallery.
Adah Rose Gallery
Chandi Kelley and two fellow photographers are featured in Magnifying Memories...Isolating Ideas at Kensington's Adah Rose Gallery.

(Jan. 9-19) Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy

It's a spy novel. It's a miniseries. And now it's an acclaimed film starring almost every British actor you know. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy promises to keep your Monday mysterious at Silver Spring's AFI Silver. Gary Oldman stars as George Smiley, a recently-dismissed British intelligence veteran who is rehired to find a mole amongst the ranks of his former colleagues.

(Jan. 9-Feb. 5) Magnifying Memories...Isolating Ideas

The power of film unites a trio of artists at Adah Rose Gallery in Kensington, Maryland. Magnifying Memories...Isolating Ideas features the images of three DC photographers who focus on a grandmother's forgotten diary, abstract depictions of the female body and not-so-abstract depictions of the female body.

(Jan. 9-15) The Poetics of Water

The University of Maryland's University College has The Poetics of Water until the end of the week. Take Me To The River - an international group of artists featuring a few locals - penned the poetry that inspired the main course multimedia works reflecting on our relationship with water.

Music: "Wataridori" by Cornelius

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Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio, recommends a graphic novel about trash, a George Eliot classic and a children's book about a bear pianist.
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Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
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Why Local Nonprofits Haven't Fixed Poverty

As long as there has been poverty, there have been people trying to end it. We explore the obstacles and inefficiencies local nonprofits run into when trying to solve society's stubborn problem.

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Can We Trust Our Cars?

There were more airbag recalls this week, and VW has agreed to pay nearly fifteen billion in its emissions cheating scandal. Meanwhile, cars with driverless technology are becoming available, but whether they will make us safer is up for debate. A look at auto safety and consumer trust.

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