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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, September 18

Sept. 19-Oct. 9: AFI Latin American Film Festival
The 24th annual AFI Latin American Film Festival kicks off tomorrow and runs through October 9 at AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring. The festival will showcase 45 films from 21 different countries, including Spain, Portugal, Chile and Uruguay, to name a few. The festival opens with two films by Argentinian director Matías Piñiero: Rosalinda, a short film, and Viola, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, set within the hipster community of Buenos Aires.

Sept. 19-22: Cirque de la Symphonie
Starting tomorrow, you can enjoy the magic of the circus at The Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall, where Cirque de la Symphonie’s aerial artists, acrobats, jugglers, contortionists and more will be performing through Sunday. Conducted by Steven Reineke, the National Symphony Orchestra Pops will provide the soundtrack to the high-flying spectacle.

Music: “Vincent (Acoustic Instrumental Version)” by The Acoustic Guitar Troubadours


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

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