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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 14

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The Washington Ballet dancers Fernanda Oliveira, Daniel Savetta, Laura Chachich, Sukyung Park and Esmiana Jani strike a pose for a whimsical performance. (Steve Vaccariello)

May 15-June 30: Chromatisms

D.C. artist Javier Cabada hasn’t had an exhibition of new work in more than a decade, but tomorrow night the abstract expressionist painter will unveil a new collection of 30 colorful paintings at an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at Aaron Gallery in Northwest. Chromatisms will be on view through June 30.

May 17-18: Who Cares & Green Eggs and Ham

Do you like Green Eggs and Ham? I’m not referring to the book or quirky brunch items, but the dance by choreographer David Palmer, which The Washington Ballet will perform this Saturday and Sunday at THEARC Theater in Southeast. The program also includes George Balanchine’s Who Cares, which is set to music by George Gershwin.

Music: “Someone To Watch Over Me (Instrumental)” by George Gershwin


Historic Art, Luxury Apartments Battle Over Berlin's Famous Wall

A stretch of the old Berlin Wall has stood for decades as an open-air gallery, covered in fine art and graffiti. Bids for luxury developments in the area have artists hitting the streets in protest.

Mark Bittman Is Stepping Down, But He Still Has More To Say About Food

One of the most influential food writers in recent years is leaving his job at The New York Times — to join a California food startup. "This is a calling, in a way," he says.

The Week In Politics: Bush, Trump And Rubio Trade Jabs

With just four months until the Iowa caucuses, the rhetoric among three GOP candidates has turned sharper. This week, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio honed attacks on each other.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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