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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug. 13

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You hear that? It's Barry Manilow bringing the romance back to D.C.
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You hear that? It's Barry Manilow bringing the romance back to D.C.

(Aug. 16) Edible Poems & Other Literary Foodstuffs

More and more folks have been reading about food lately, so it only makes sense that we have more events devoted to the folks who write all that stuff about food. Northwest Washington's American Women Writers National Museum devotes an afternoon to some of the females behind the food lit this Thursday. Several authors talk about food-related fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

(Aug. 13-26) Me! Me! Me! Me! Me!

Artists with and without disabilities collaborate to present Untitled Me at Alexandria's Target Gallery through late August. The exhibition of local work features portraits of the artists' heroes and self-portraits expressing how the artists envision themselves in their respective ecosystems.

(Aug. 16-17) Wolf Trap meets Copacabana

Speaking of heroes, Barry Manilow plays Woo Trap, I mean Wolf Trap this Thursday and Friday. The legendary pop star and hitmaker promises two back-to-back nights of romantic ballads, reminiscing, and Copacabana.

Music: "Afria Talks To You" by Delicate Steve


From Trembling Teacher To Seasoned Mentor: How Tim Gunn Made It Work

Gunn, the mentor to young designers on Project Runway, has been a teacher and educator for decades. But he spent his childhood "absolutely hating, hating, hating, hating school," he says.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

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