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Like other examples of Damen's work in The Body Beautiful, Say Cheese reflects an adolescent point-of-view and explores childhood identity.
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Like other examples of Damen's work in The Body Beautiful, Say Cheese reflects an adolescent point-of-view and explores childhood identity.

Oct. 1-Jan. 5, 2014: Pakistani Voices: In Conversation with The Migration Series
Pakistani Voices: In Conversation with The Migration Series opens today at The Phillips Collection, where you can check it out through January 5. The exhibit presents work by emerging Pakistani artists and students, who came together during a series of workshops focusing on art and social change. Through collaboration, participants created visual narratives about identity, personal struggle, and Pakistani history.

Oct. 3-25: The Body Beautiful
Starting this Thursday you can celebrate the human form at the Capitol Arts Network’s October show, The Body Beautiful, a juried exhibition of photography, painting and mixed media. Featured artist Jessica Damen says the way she paints people is very expressive. She says, “I’m very interested in using the paint to describe muscles, and you get a real sense of the energy coming out of the body.” You can see Damen’s dream-like paintings and more through October 25 in Rockville.

Music: “Your Body (Instrumental)” by Pretty Ricky

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A Punch Line In The U.S., Christmas Fruitcake Is Big In Calcutta

Seen as indestructible in the West, fruitcakes are indispensable in the bustling Hindu city. Bakers of all faiths have the ovens running round the clock to feed Calcutta's appetite for the cakes.
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Inside The Indiana Megadairy Making Coca-Cola's New Milk

Coca-Cola got a lot of attention in November when it announced it was going into the milk business. In fact, its extra-nutritious milk product was invented by some dairy farmers in Indiana.
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What To Expect In The 2016 Presidential Announcement Season

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2014 Hashtags: #BringBackOurGirls Made Nigerian Schoolgirls All Of 'Ours'

As part of a series on hashtag activism in 2014, Audie Cornish speaks with Obiageli Ezekwesili of the Open Society Foundation. Ezekwesili was one of the early promoters of the hashtag #bringbackourgirls, about schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria in April.

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