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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Feb. 16

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Artists use the words of T.S. Eliot as inspiration in Retold.
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Artists use the words of T.S. Eliot as inspiration in Retold.

(Feb. 17-19) Witchy Woman
The budding theater talents over at Westfield High School in Chantilly stage Arthur Miller’s The Crucible this weekend. A town grapples with hysteria, corruption and deceit in the classic dramatization of the Salem witch trails.

(Feb. 16) Poetry in 140 characters or less
Artisphere in Arlington puts a 21st century tinge on poetry tonight. You can find out just how much verse one can drop in 140 characters or less during the art space’s Tweet Slam.

(Feb. 16-25) Retold
Some say poetry is a visual language. Nine mid-Atlantic artists who subscribe to the theory create works based on the words of T.S. Eliot in Retold, a collection of sculpture, photography, and mixed media works showing at the artdc Gallery in Hyattsville through the 25th.

Music: “Digital Love” by Daft Punk

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'Welcome To Braggsville' Isn't Quite 'Invisible Man,' But It's Close

T. Geronimo Johnson's latest follows four Berkeley students who take an American history class that leads to disaster. It's an ambitious book about race that wants to say something big about America.
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Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.
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Mixed Grades For Virginia's Ethics Overhual

The last-minute compromise was designed to pass in the General Assembly, but it wasn't built to please everybody.

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Transportation App Bridj Has Bus-Sized Ambitions For D.C.

It works similar to other ride-sharing apps, in that you establish a location and destination, and order a ride. But you'll be shown where to catch a Bridj bus, instead of getting a vehicle at your door.

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