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Baptiste looks for love in the legendary Children of Paradise.
(c) 1945
Baptiste looks for love in the legendary Children of Paradise.

(June 11-14) Best film ever?

A lot of folks in film say France's Children of Paradise is one of the greatest ever, which is pretty amazing considering it was made during World War II while German forces occupied the country. Set in the theatrical world of Paris in the mid 19th century, the three-hour tale is built around a theater mime's love for an actress with plenty of options. A restored version of the film is showing at Washington's West End Cinema through Thursday.

(June 11-Nov. 11) Teddy heads to the gallery

Artisphere in Arlington is welcoming its first artist-in-residence this year, and she'll be making colorful stuffed animal art onsite. Beth Baldwin celebrates her one-of-a-kind creations made from recycled materials with a reception this Thursday.

(June 11) Choose this Battles

If thunderous drums, densely layered effects, and epic, swelling seven-minute songs sound like your idea of a Monday night, Battles is playing Northwest's Black Cat. The trio manages to sound like a full orchestra of mostly instrumental and always experimental rock music.


'Night At The Fiestas' Spins Stories Of Faith And Family

Kirstin Valdez Quade's debut book of short fiction is inspired by her family and its long history in the "romanticized" region of northern New Mexico.

Not Just Sugary-Sweet, Hard Cider Makes A Comeback

Cider is the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the United States. Much of that growth is driven by big industrial producers, but smaller cider-makers are looking for a larger bite of the apple.

Nigerian President Faces Tough Reelection Campaign

Nigerians head to the polls Saturday to vote for their new president. The incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces former military leader, Muhammadu Buhari, who says he's tough on security and corruption.

App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.

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