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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, July 23

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The Cradle Project is in the District just in time for the 2012 International AIDS Conference.
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The Cradle Project is in the District just in time for the 2012 International AIDS Conference.

(July 23-Aug. 3) The Cradle Project

Artists from around the District and across the country recycled wood, metal, glass, and other materials to make cradles this year. The result is The Cradle Project, showing through early August at the Washington Studio School in Northwest. Twenty-five empty cradles serve as reminders of the countless children who have grown up parentless due to the AIDS epidemic.

(July 23) Special Normal Heart

Doing something to benefit AIDS prevention and education is on occasion as easy as heading to the theater. Today's one of those occasions. This evening's performance of The Normal Heart at Arena Stage will benefit the Washington AIDS Partnership in conjunction with the 2012 International AIDS Conference here in the District all week.

(July 24) The Renegades

When local author Tom Young isn't writing books he's serving with the Air National Guard in Afghanistan. Tomorrow night he discusses his latest work of fiction about our conflict in that country at the National Press Club in Northwest.

Music: "White (feat. John Mayer)" by Frank Ocean


An Exuberantly Dark First Novel Explores The Chaos Of Central Africa

Fiston Mwanza Mujila's novel, Tram 83, is a freewheeling tale about life in an imaginary place inspired by the author's home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Critic John Powers has a review.
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Marion Nestle: "Soda Politics: Taking On Big Soda (And Winning)"

Changing public attitudes have led to a decline in U.S. soda sales. But health expert Marion Nestle believes many people still consume unhealthy amounts of sugary drinks. She argues beverage companies are spending millions on research that misleads consumers.


Sen. Harry Reid Sues Makers Of Exercise Band Over His Injuries

The Senate minority leader and his wife are seeking more than $50,000 in damages over what they say is a defective resistance band that caused him to lose sight in his right eye, among other injuries.

How Skyscraper Construction Ties Into Tech Bubbles

There's a lot of talk in Silicon Valley about a tech bubble.Our Planet Money podcast team examines one possible indicator of a bubble: architecture. Very, very tall architecture.

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