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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, October 3

Members of the Aquila Theatre troupe perform Twelfth Night.
Members of the Aquila Theatre troupe perform Twelfth Night.

Oct. 4: Twelfth Night
Tomorrow at 8 p.m. you can see British-American touring troupe Aquila Theatre perform Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax. In the comedy, recent shipwreck survivor Viola disguises herself as a man and starts working for Duke Orsino, who pines after Lady Olivia. But hilarity ensues as love lines become crossed and tangled.

Oct. 3-5: George WASHINGTON
The Kennedy Center hosts the world premiere of George WASHINGTON by Roger Reynolds tonight through Saturday. This multimedia composition is all about the life of the country’s first president, and incorporates massive screens and surround speakers to provide audiences with the sights and sounds from Washington’s Mount Vernon estate in Virginia. Three actors will portray Washington, using narration pulled from the founding father's letters and diaries.

Music: “Come Away Death (Instrumental)” by Hem

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Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase

Ben Zimmer, language columnist at The Wall Street Journal, explains the origin of the phrase "it's all Greek to me" — and shares a few variants from other languages.
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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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