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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.
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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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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 26, 2015

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Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of Wired, who made his own powdered concoction and put it to the test.
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On this Memorial Day, the Obama administration finds itself defending its foreign policy strategy in Iraq where the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has captured the city of Ramadi.
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For Aspiring Artists, Social Media Can Get Fans Too Close For Comfort

The power of social media is that aspiring artists can essentially invite fans into their living rooms, but fans can sometimes overstay their welcome.

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