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Rima Schulkind's 'Word Play' is one of many totems exploring our disposable culture at Touchstone Gallery
Rima Schulkind
Rima Schulkind's 'Word Play' is one of many totems exploring our disposable culture at Touchstone Gallery

(Dec. 7) A heartbreaking work of fundraising genius
Author Dave Eggers has helped open 826 chapters across the country. The organizations encourage elementary and high school students to get creative with their writing. 826DC launched just over a year ago in Columbia Heights. The non-profit showcases some of the fiction and poetry penned by D.C. students tonight during Baby, It’s Cold Outside, a holiday fundraiser at The Gibson in Northwest.

(Dec. 8) What does your data say about you?
Facebook can be a funny place. All those opportunities to "poke", "friend", and "ignore" are explored in e-GEAUX BETA tomorrow night at Artisphere in Arlington. The improvised theater production invites audience members to provide their own Facebook information for an interactive performance that promises to challenge assumptions about personal relationships, technology and social media.

(Dec. 7-24) Eclipsed by the Cloud
For some increasingly obsolescent technology there’s Eclipsed by the Cloud showing until Christmas at Touchstone Gallery in Northwest. The exhibit features totems made out of discarded devices, including rotary telephones, iPods and typewriters.

Music: “In Motion” by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross


From Alaska To The Himalayas, 'Voyager' Embarks On Self-Discovery

NPR's Scott Simon talks with writer Russell Banks about his new book, "Voyager." It's a collection of travel writing that also reads like a memoir.

Farmers Wait, And Wait, For Guest Workers Amid H-2A Visa Delays

For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for planters and pickers even as the harvest season is well underway.

Be Like Bernie: Sanders Looks To Spread His Political Wealth

He's beginning to expand his political network by helping upstart progressive congressional candidates and state legislators, lending his fundraising prowess and national fame to boost their bids.

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.

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