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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, October 23

Battle at Thaneshwar (1590-95), a bifolio from the Akbarnama, was composed by Basawan and painted by Asi. It depicts yogis deep in battle.
Photo courtesy of Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Battle at Thaneshwar (1590-95), a bifolio from the Akbarnama, was composed by Basawan and painted by Asi. It depicts yogis deep in battle.

Oct. 23-Jan. 26, 2014: Yoga: The Art of Transformation
Yoga has become popular in recent years, but now you can look past the trendy mats and stretchy pants in an exhibit showcasing more than 2,000 years of the discipline’s visual culture and history. Yoga: The Art of Transformation is on view at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery through January 26 and features more than 130 photos, paintings, statues, videos and manuscripts that explore yoga’s philosophies, practices and the varied roles that yogis played in society.

Oct. 24-27: Middleburg Film Festival
The inaugural Middleburg Film Festival in Loudoun County kicks off tomorrow with a screening of Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, starring Bruce Dern, who won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for his performance. Twenty-five feature-length documentaries and narratives will screen during the four-day festival, which will be held at several venues in and around the town of Middleburg. There will also be special events and discussions.

Music: “Calm Your Busy Mind” by Meditation Spa

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Readers' Review: "The Good Lord Bird" By James McBride

For our next Readers' Review: National Book Award winner "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride. The 2013 novel follows an enslaved boy who gets caught up in John Brown's abolitionist mission...and must disguise himself as a girl to survive.

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Busboys And Poets In Anacostia: Development Or Gentrification?

Local restaurant chain Busboys and Poets will soon open in Anacostia, which suffers from a dearth of dining and shopping options-- but some within the community are decrying the opening as gentrification.

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A Primary Challenge For A Top Arlington County Democrat

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In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

The privately funded, $7 million Do Space provides free access to computers, high-end software, 3-D printers, and laser cutters. It's a learning and play space, as well as an office for entrepreneurs.

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