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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 5

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Danish Renaissance man Per Kirkeby gets the comprehensive exhibit treatment at the Phillips Collection.
Per Kirkeby
Danish Renaissance man Per Kirkeby gets the comprehensive exhibit treatment at the Phillips Collection.

(Oct. 6-Jan. 6) Per Kirkeby

Per Kirkeby is one of Europe's most celebrated living artists, and something of a Renaissance man. The Dane is an accomplished painter, sculptor, filmmaker, writer, and - at times - geologist. The Phillips Collection in Northwest opens the most comprehensive exhibition of his work in the U.S. to date tomorrow. Twenty-six richly layered paintings and 11 striking bronze models are displayed through early January.

(Oct. 5-6) Celebrating with Sun Boxes

Artisphere in Arlington turns two this week, and it's celebrating with Sun Boxes. The solar-powered sound installation features twenty speakers that aim to transform outdoor spaces into rich sonic landscapes. You can walk through the installation today at Artisphere's Freedom Park or tomorrow at Central Space across from the Rosslyn Metro.

(Oct. 6) From Bach to his boys

If you feel like you've seen every possible permutation of Bach performed live, there's something that might be new for you Saturday night at St. John's Norwood Parish in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The [Cantate Chamber Singers](http://www.cantate.org/) tackle the music of Bach's sons in Chips Off the Old Bach.

Music: "Bach: Concerto In C For 3 Harpsichords" by Tafelmusik

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Meet William Merritt Chase, The Man Who Taught America's Masters

Chase taught some of America's greatest artists, including Georgia O'Keeffe and Edward Hopper. On the centennial of the great teacher's death, a new exhibit in Washington, D.C., celebrates his life.
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Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.
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Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Party insiders and backroom deals: One author on why we need to bring back old-time politics.

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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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