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Georgetown University student Zoë Lillian as Polly X in Trojan Barbie, a postmodern twist on the classic tragedy by Euripides.
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Georgetown University student Zoë Lillian as Polly X in Trojan Barbie, a postmodern twist on the classic tragedy by Euripides.

Apr. 9-21: Mind, Heart, Vision
You can see work by the next generation of artists at ArtSpace Herndon, which is hosting Mind, Heart, Vision through April 21. The juried exhibit presents paintings, photos, drawings and digital art by 12th-grade students from Herndon High School.

Apr. 11-14: The Color Purple
The Morgan State University Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents The Color Purple at the Murphy Fine Arts Center in Baltimore. Based on the novel by Alice Walker, the musical follows a young girl in rural Georgia who finds strength through love. The curtain rises April 11 and falls after a final performance on April 14. 

Apr. 11-20: Trojan Barbie
You can see Trojan Barbie: A Car-Crash encounter with Euripides' Trojan Women at the Davis Performing Arts Center in D.C. Written by Georgetown University Professor Christine Evans, the play bridges past and present as the fall of Troy is re-envisioned through the lens of globalization and modern warfare. The play opens April 11 and runs through April 20.

Music: "Fix You (Instrumental)" by Signs of Life

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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

Looking for information about workers applying for security clearances, Chinese hackers successfully accessed U.S. government computer networks in March, The New York Times reports.

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