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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 18

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Rafael Guastavino's tile vaulted ceilings changed the face of American architecture. The Boston Public Library was his company's first project.
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Rafael Guastavino's tile vaulted ceilings changed the face of American architecture. The Boston Public Library was his company's first project.

Mar. 18-Jun. 1: Trees- The World Greatest Cooperators

D.C.'s Zenith Gallery presents its 35th Anniversary exhibit, Trees- The World Greatest Cooperators, through June 1. More than 30 artists contribute paintings, mixed media and sculpture that speak to the trees and their role on this planet.

Mar. 18-Apr. 20: Expansions

You can see Expansions at Transformer in D.C. through April 20. The exhibit features pieces by five artists who expand on their small- to medium-sized two-dimensional work by creating larger mixed-media installations, sculpture, video animation, and paintings.

Mar. 18-Jan. 20: Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces

A new exhibit at the National Building Museum highlights the contributions made by architectural craftsman Rafael Guastavino Sr. and his family. The first-generation Spanish immigrant left his mark on more than 600 buildings across the country, including more than 25 in the D.C. area. Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces includes historic drawings, photos, and artifacts.

Music: "One Day (instrumental)" by Matisyahu

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 6, 2015

You can embrace your inner child, or engage your actual children, at a family-friendly play and art exhibit.

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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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