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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 18, 2013

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An onstage pool adds a unique element to the set of Metamorphoses at Arena Stage.
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An onstage pool adds a unique element to the set of Metamorphoses at Arena Stage.

Feb. 18-Mar. 17: Metamorphoses

Love is a powerful emotion with the ability to heal, destroy, and transform us. In Metamorphoses, lust, romance, greed and redemption are addressed through tales from ancient mythology. MacArthur "Genius" and Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman wrote and directed the play based on translated work by Roman poet Ovid. Lyrical storytelling and a giant pool set the scene for this dreamlike production. You can catch this transformative work at Arena Stage through March 17, but be advised that the performance does include nudity and adult themes.

Feb. 18-May 31: Snapshots of the Almighty

Peter Guttmacher says nature has always been his church, and in his first solo photography exhibit, the artist attempts to find God when and where he can, with images that span several decades of travel and experiences, and reflect his interpretive views on religion. You can see Snapshots of the Almighty at New Community ArtSpace through May 31.

Music: "Only God Can Judge Me (Instrumental)" by 2.PAC

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A Conversation With "Broad City" Co-Star Abbi Jacobson

What do Michelle Obama, Anna Wintour and Michael Jordan carry in their bags? Abbi Jacobson imagines the things you might find in her new illustrated book, "Carry This Book." We talk to the "Broad City" co-star about what you can learn from the contents of bags—and her success creating and starring in the hit Comedy Central show.

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New Approaches To Tackling Local Youth Hunger

The First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe and other regional leaders are exploring new, innovative ways to combat local food insecurity.

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What Washington Really Thinks of the Rest of America

Kojo explores the surprising findings of a Johns Hopkins survey on what D.C.'s federal workers and unelected policy makers really think of the American public.


Researchers Build 'Nightmare Machine'

An MIT project rolled out just in time for Halloween uses artificial intelligence to generate horror images.

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