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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 18

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Sophie (Megan Graves) looks through the BFG's (James Konicek) collected dreams.
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Sophie (Megan Graves) looks through the BFG's (James Konicek) collected dreams.

July 20 to 24: Monty Python Live (Mostly)

For the first time in more than three decades, the comics behind Monty Python are reuniting for a live performance at London's O2 Arena, where the gang is performing some of their greatest hits with a modern twist. But assuming you don't want to schlep all the way across the pond, you can grab a seat at theaters in Arlington, Leesburg, Rockville and more to watch a live broadcast of the performance this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Monty Python Live (Mostly) will be rebroadcast on July 23 and 24.

July 18 to Aug. 10: The BFG

It's not too late to take your kids to Bethesda's Imagination Stage to see The BFG. Based on the book by Roald Dahl and adapted by David Wood, the play follows the Big Friendly Giant and a little girl named Sophie as they go on a magical journey to save the children of England from other giants who aren't so nice. Puppetry and imaginative storytelling help this tale of courage, dreams and friendship come to life. You can see the show through Aug. 10.

Music: "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" by Emilie Autumn


The New Science Behind Our 'Unfair' Criminal Justice System

"Good people with the best of intentions ... can get things terribly, terribly wrong," says legal scholar Adam Benforado. His book, Unfair, explores the intrinsic flaws of the American justice system.

Mechanization Brings Quick Change To Borneo Region Known For 'Slow Rice'

A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.

S.C. Senate Takes Another Step Toward Removing Confederate Flag

The state's Senate will need to approve the bill one more time before it can go on to the House. A final vote will be held Tuesday.

Reddit CEO Apologizes Days After User Revolt Over Firing Of Popular Figure

Ellen Pao said the company had "screwed up" not only in the way it handled the dismissal of Victoria Taylor, the key figure in the r/IAmA section, but "also over the past several years."

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