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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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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 20, 2015

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This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017.
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Morale Is Low Among Government Workers, But What Can Be Done?

Lawmakers are awaiting the results of a Government Accountability Office on low morale across federal agencies. But can Congress help fix a problem they played a large part in creating?

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VW Camper Van Gets An Electric Makeover

Talk about a time warp! The iconic VW camper is getting a modern reboot. This time, it's electric.

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