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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, April 25

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The mind behind Persepolis speaks at Washington's Lisner Auditorium Friday.
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The mind behind Persepolis speaks at Washington's Lisner Auditorium Friday.

(April 27) Marjane Satrapi
Iranian author, animator, and graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi stops by George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium this week to discuss her work. The author of Persepolis and Chicken With Plums speaks to fellow Iranian writer Azar Nafisi about growing up amidst revolution and repression Friday night at 8.

(April 28-29) Middle East Moves
The District’s own Sahara Dance brings Middle Eastern moves to American University’s Greenberg Theatre this weekend. The 10th annual Under a Desert Moon Gala features more than 150 belly dancers showcasing Egyptian, tribal, folkloric, and fusion styles.

(April 29) All-American
For some art from these United States you can head to Arlington’s IOTA Club & Cafe this Sunday for a performance from Arlington’s own IBIS Chamber Music Society. The group made up of musicians from the Kennedy Center Orchestra and the Boston Pops, performs All-American, a program featuring music by Gershwin, Ellington, Dvorak and a few surprises.

Music: “Prelude to a Kiss” by World Saxophone Quartet

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For Paul Cezanne, An Apple A Day Kept Obscurity Away

In the 1800s, still-life painting was the bottom feeder of the art world, but that's where the French painter chose to leave his mark. "I want to astonish Paris with an apple," he's said to have said.
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From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
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Virginia Democrats And Republicans Fight Over Investigating Senator's Resignation

Democrats and Republicans in Virginia are at odds over the value of investigating the state Senator Phil Puckett, who resigned last month to take a job at a state tobacco commission — and turned the Senate over to Republicans.
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Hackers In China Reportedly Targeted U.S. Federal Workers

According to a report in The New York Times, hackers accessed U.S. government databases in March and apparently targeted files on employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances.

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