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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 12

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Alfred Hitchcock's 1929 film "Manxman" takes place in the Isle of Man, where two long-time friends fight to win the affections of the same woman. The film has been carefully restored by The British Film Institute National Archive.
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Alfred Hitchcock's 1929 film "Manxman" takes place in the Isle of Man, where two long-time friends fight to win the affections of the same woman. The film has been carefully restored by The British Film Institute National Archive.

Jul. 13-Aug. 4: The Hitchcock 9: Alfred Hitchcock’s Silent Films
Alfred Hitchcock once said that “the silent pictures were the purest form of cinema,” and starting tomorrow you can see nine, meticulously-restored examples of the famed director’s earliest work. The National Gallery of Art and Silver Spring’s AFI Silver Theatre co-present The Hitchcock 9: Alfred Hitchcock’s Silent Films through August 4. You can see such rare films as Easy Virtue, Champagne, Blackmail, and more—all accompanied by live music.

Jul. 13: Bastille Day French Festival & Celebration
You can head to Hillwood Museum and Gardens in D.C. tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a French Festival featuring dance performances, live music, arts and crafts, and more. Then, you can party at Beacon Sky-Bar Rooftop in D.C, where Art Soiree and Alliance Francaise will co-present a Bastille Day Celebration starting at 5 p.m. The evening will include French jazz music by Hot Club of DC, French fashion, French Fries, and even French manicures.

Music: “French Provincial” by Henry Mancini

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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