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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, October 1

Like other examples of Damen's work in The Body Beautiful, Say Cheese reflects an adolescent point-of-view and explores childhood identity.
Photo courtesy of Jessica Damen
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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Writing The Wicked Ways Of The 'Worst. Person. Ever.'

Raymond Gunt is profane, rude, heartless and truly the Worst. Person. Ever. Author Douglas Coupland says he's not exactly sure how the character, with no redeeming qualities, came into his mind.
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Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.
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Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary

Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Joshua Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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