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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, March 12

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(March 15-April 14) About Time

Not every week presents a chance to travel through time and space. This one does. Four students at the Catholic University curate an exhibit exploring the two concepts this Thursday. About Time features works that will move, grow, and evolve over the course of the exhibit. You can appreciate motorized steel, mold-growing clay, and unpredictable ant farms through mid-April.

(March 12-April 30) The Grin goes to Washington

You can travel back in time along with Burt Lancaster at the National Theatre in Northwest this spring. The Hollywood icon is remembered tonight with From Here to Eternity and other favorites screen every Monday until the end of April.

(March 15-24) The Search for Mind Zap and Oh My, An Invasion!

For a little space travel the Washington area's ArtStream has two original one-act musicals beginning Thursday at Arlington's Gunston Theatre One. Evil aliens threaten to take over the universe in Star Corps IV: The Search for Mind Zap and Oh My, An Invasion! finds a few aliens after our most treasured artifacts while some secret agents led by Pocahontas try to stop them.

Music: "X-Files Theme" by Mark Snow


Making Art Off The Grid: A Month-Long Residency At A Remote National Park

Filmmakers Carter McCormick and Paula Sprenger recently wrapped up a month as artists-in-residence at Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles west of Key West. No phone, TV, Internet or other people.

After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.

WikiLeaks Reveals Clinton Aides Knew They Had An Email Problem On Their Hands

"We need to clean this up," one aide wrote after President Obama said he had learned of Hillary Clinton's private email server "through news reports."
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Jet Noise Is No Joke For Residents Burned By Report On Airport Complaints

Nobody wants to own up to making thousands of complaints about noise from planes flying out of Reagan National Airport. But affected residents say it's definitely gotten worse recently. And there appears to be a specific reason — a new air traffic control system.

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