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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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No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

Over the course of his career, Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire's Omar). In HBO's The Night Of, he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy.
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#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite

A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today's Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.
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The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

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The Big Internet Brands Of The '90s — Where Are They Now?

Verizon's purchase of Yahoo will close the book on one of the oldest Internet companies. What happened to the other famous '90s brands, like GeoCities, Netscape and CompuServe? A nerdy remembrance.

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