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Wayne Barrar's 'An Expanding Subterra' looks at underground spaces through mid-December at American University's Katzen Arts Center.
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Wayne Barrar's 'An Expanding Subterra' looks at underground spaces through mid-December at American University's Katzen Arts Center.


(Sept. 12-Oct. 14) Art for a Green World

If you like your art sustainable you'll probably think Art for a Green World is the cat's meow. The exhibit of works made with environmentally friendly materials by Ethiopian artist Seleshi Feseha is showing in the Atrium of the Takoma Park Community Center through mid-October. The artist proves his commitment to the green cause with 'thread on canvas' paintings that offer an alternative to chemical-laden oil paints.

(Sept. 12-Dec. 14) Art from the Underground

American University's Katzen Arts Center welcomes a new school year with six new exhibits. One of them is Wayne Barrar's An Expanding Subterra. The Wellington-based photographer highlights different uses of underground space, including mines, subterranean homes and universities. 

(Sept. 13) Because Oscar Gold never gets old

Documentary short Strangers No More picked up some Oscar Gold earlier this year. Tomorrow the film screens at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Northwest Washington. Students fleeing poverty, political adversity and genocide acclimate to life in an elementary school in Tel Aviv. A panel discussion follows the screening.

Music: "We Can't Be Stopped" by Ratatat 



In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.


$81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist Sparks Push For Stepped-Up Cybersecurity

The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February's spectacular theft involving Bangladesh's central bank.

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