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The writing's on the wall at Hirshhorn. And the floor. And the escalators. And parts of the ceiling.
Barbara Kruger
The writing's on the wall at Hirshhorn. And the floor. And the escalators. And parts of the ceiling.

(Aug. 20-2014) Belief+Doubt=Sanity

If you're heading to the Hirshhorn you'll want to be warned about the writing on the wall, and the floor, and the escalators, and parts of the ceiling. Barbara Kruger's Belief+Doubt opens today. The acclaimed artist -- based on both coasts -- is famous for her photomontages, but in recent years she's been playing with language--big, bold language. Hirshhorn's entire lower level lobby is covered in her red, white, and blank vinyl words that confront the viewer's perceptions of democracy, power, and belief. The installation will be around through 2014, so you don't have to run.

(Aug. 20) Lucky Dub=Kennedy

If you're heading to the Kennedy Center tonight you'll want to be warned about Lucky Dub. The Washington band is playing a free show on the Millennium Stage. As the name suggests, Lucky Dub's sound owes a fair amount to reggae and good fortune, but the band loves to draw on funk, jazz, ska, and Latin grooves too.

Music: "Jamaica Rum" by Greyhound

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 22

You can attend a festival where nothing is planned, aside from the schedule, or see a play about temptation and loyalty.

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Syrup Induces Pumpkin-Spiced Fever Dreams

Hugh Merwin, an editor at Grub Street, bought a 63-ounce jug of pumpkin spice syrup and put it in just about everything he ate for four days. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, it did not go well.
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Cuccinelli Claims PAC Shortchanged His Campaign

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A lawsuit by Republican Ken Cuccinelli says a political action committee raised large amounts of money invoking his name in email solicitations despite giving only a pittance to his 2013 campaign.

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Cellphones In Class Are No Problem In One Maryland School District

An Eastern Shore school district is allowing teachers to treat students' cellphones, tables and laptops as a resource rather than a nuisance.

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