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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, November 12

You've got nothing to fear from this origami "American Alligator," except, perhaps, a paper-cut.
Photo provided by the Japan Information and Culture Center
You've got nothing to fear from this origami "American Alligator," except, perhaps, a paper-cut.

Nov. 12-17: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty
If you find yourself wishing you could go back to bed this morning, picture taking a nap that lasts 100 years. In Matthew Bourne’s re-imagining of the ballet Sleeping Beauty, Aurora goes to sleep in the early 1900s and snoozes for a century. How will love stand up against a curse and the test of time? You can find out in this tale of good versus evil, which is on stage at The Kennedy Center through Sunday.

Nov. 12-Dec. 23: Origami: A Lifelong Passion
The Embassy of Japan’s Japan Information and Cultural Center is hosting an exhibit of origami artwork provided by New York’s OrigamiUSA. You can see the collection through December 23, and if you want to learn more, including how you can fold your own paper masterpiece, you can attend a guest lecture, demonstration and reception today at noon featuring remarks by modern origami artists Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander.

Music: “Sleep Walk” by Santo & Johnny

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No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

Over the course of his career, Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire's Omar). In HBO's The Night Of, he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy.
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#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite

A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today's Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.
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The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

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The Big Internet Brands Of The '90s — Where Are They Now?

Verizon's purchase of Yahoo will close the book on one of the oldest Internet companies. What happened to the other famous '90s brands, like GeoCities, Netscape and CompuServe? A nerdy remembrance.

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