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Smoky scientist Victor DeNoble blows the whistle in Addiction Incorporated.
Addiction Incorporated
Smoky scientist Victor DeNoble blows the whistle in Addiction Incorporated.

(Feb. 7-19) Electile Dysfunction

Two thousand twelve stands to be a big year for politics and the District has its fair share of political theater, art and film to see you through it. Electile Dysfunction is showing at Northwest Washington's Theater J through the 19th. The musical satire stars a group of drag queens vying for the Republican presidential nomination.

(Feb. 6-26) Love, Politics & Scrabble

Alexandria's Del Rey Artisans has Love, Politics & Scrabble until the last weekend of February. Artists depict the various games people play throughout life, ranging from Monopoly to manipulation.

(Feb. 6-9) Addition Incorporated

For a political documentary Washington's E Street Cinema has Addiction Incorporated through Thursday. The film follows scientist and whistleblower Victor DeNoble through the 80s and 90s as he engineers a "safer cigarette" that ended up proving the addictive properties of nicotine.

Music: "New Breed" by James Brown


Christopher Marlowe Credited As Shakespeare's Co-Author On Henry VI Plays

True authorship of Shakespeare has been debated for centuries. Now, the New Oxford Shakespeare edition will list Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe as co-author on the three Henry VI plays, part one, two and three. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Florida State University professor Gary Taylor, one of the general editors of the new volume.

2,500 Years Ago, This Brew Was Buried With The Dead; A Brewery Has Revived It

In an ancient burial plot in what is now Germany, scientists uncovered a cauldron with remnants of an alcoholic beverage. They teamed up with a Milwaukee brewery to re-create the recipe.
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Do Hyper-Local Term Limits Work?

Montgomery County residents are voting this fall on term limits for their local council representatives. Are they picking up on lessons learned from Prince George's County?

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AT&T’s Proposed Acquisition Of Time Warner

AT&T’s bid to acquire Time Warner: Join us to talk about what the proposed merger of the country’s second-largest wireless carrier and a major content company could mean for consumers and the future of U-S media and telecommunications.

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