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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug. 28

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Talking Heads stopped making sense back in the 80s.
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Talking Heads stopped making sense back in the 80s.

(Aug. 29-30) That must have been the place
Back in 1983, one of the best bands around got together with an acclaimed director and ended up making one of the best rock films around. Stop Making Sense screens tomorrow and Thursday nights at the AFI Silver as part of its Totally Awesome 80s summer film series. Talking Heads performs fan favorites and a few covers and dances with a lamp at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

(Sept. 1) General Patton
You might know Patton Oswalt from his comedy, from his television appearances, or from voicing one of the most talented anthropomorphic mice of all time in Ratatouille. He’ll be at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse for two shows and innumerable chortles this Saturday.

(Aug. 29-Sept. 16) Temper, Temper
Rep Stage in Columbia ushers in its 20th anniversary season with The Temperamentals tomorrow. The dramedy tells the story of how the first gay rights organization in the country came to exist in Los Angeles in the 1950s.

Music: “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” by Talking Heads

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 31, 2015

You can see a play about a brother and sister on a European journey or see a classic comedy with a gender-bending twist.

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Virginia Man Turning Waste Heat Into Rooftop Greenhouses

How can the U.S. improve food security? One Charlottesville native is pioneering the construction of greenhouses on buildings to take advantage of their waste heat.

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America's Tolerance For Gun Violence

There are more gun-related deaths in America than in any other industrialized nation. We discuss what makes the U.S. different and why some hold out hope that change is possible.

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China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

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