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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 10

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Nearly every kind of zombie, including the Nazi variety of 'Nazi Zombie Death Tales', will be appearing at AFI Silver.
AFI Silver
Nearly every kind of zombie, including the Nazi variety of 'Nazi Zombie Death Tales', will be appearing at AFI Silver.

(Oct. 10-18) The Nightmare Before Election
Halloween's on a Wednesday this year, so if you're looking to get a little more mileage out of your costume without throwing off your entire work week, there are a few events you should keep in mind: AFI Silver kicks off its seventh annual Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival today. Nine nights of more than 50 shorts and features promise everything from a hysterical Canadian zombie comedy to a terrifying anthology about Nazi zombies to a documentary about zombie makeup.

(Oct. 10-21) Jekyll and Hyde
The charming Dr. Jekyll and sinister Mr. Hyde get dressed up a little differently at Arlington's Synetic Theater through October 21st. Jekyll and Hyde sets the action of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic in modern-day America where things are very dark, very physical, and totally wordless.

(Oct. 11) Next time: Clean Bourbon River Show
There's nothing dark or spooky about the Dirty Bourbon River Show, but don't let that discourage you. The Big Easy's own troupe of multi-instrumentalists brings its brand of New Orleans gypsy brass circus rock to Hill Country DC in Northwest tomorrow night.

Music: "Up We Go Now!" by Dirty Bourbon River Show


Historic Art, Luxury Apartments Battle Over Berlin's Famous Wall

A stretch of the old Berlin Wall has stood for decades as an open-air gallery, covered in fine art and graffiti. Bids for luxury developments in the area have artists hitting the streets in protest.

Mark Bittman Is Stepping Down, But He Still Has More To Say About Food

One of the most influential food writers in recent years is leaving his job at The New York Times — to join a California food startup. "This is a calling, in a way," he says.

Nancy Pelosi On The 'Awesome Power' Of The House Speakership

The House's upcoming agenda can "be one that is a successful path to the future or it can be a calendar of chaos, and that really is up to the Republicans," Pelosi said.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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