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'Art Beat' With Tara Boyle, Jan. 31

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Everitt Clark explores night and day in a series of photographs on exhibit at Artisphere beginning Feb. 1.
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Everitt Clark explores night and day in a series of photographs on exhibit at Artisphere beginning Feb. 1.

(January 31-March 25) Examining Generation Me
An elite university is the setting for Really, Really, a comic tragedy at Arlington’s Signature Theatre tonight. It’s the world premiere of the play by Paul Downs Colaizzo that asks how far people will go…no matter what the cost. Really, Really  is intended for mature audiences and runs through late March.

(February 1) Art Conservation 101
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is offering help for that painting or sculpture that’s been gathering dust in the attic. Experts will be on hand at a clinic tomorrow to assess the condition of your art and to explain how best to preserve it.  There’s no cost for this service, but appointments are required.

(February 1-March 31)
The landscape of Northern Virginia is the inspiration for Everitt Clark’s new photography exhibit, “Night and Day,” opening tomorrow at Artisphere in Arlington.  Clark seeks beauty in the banal with photos of an abandoned gas station, scraps of plastic caught in a tree, and street lamps on a lonely boulevard.

Music: “Night and Day” by Charlie Parker from The Cole Porter Songbook

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The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.
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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Party insiders and backroom deals: One author on why we need to bring back old-time politics.

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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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