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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 1

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Pilobolus dancers use props and creative movement to craft their own world on stage.
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Pilobolus dancers use props and creative movement to craft their own world on stage.

July 1-Aug. 3: Coast to Coast

Lines define borders, but what lies in the spaces between those boundaries? A photographic projection explores that question and investigates what happens by, in and on coastal barriers. Coast to Coast presents a variety of perspectives on physical boundaries and attempts to “show that, on our most fundamental levels, we all exist in the same way.” D.C.-based photography publisher Empty Stretch selected the 400-some-odd photos, which you can view through August 3 on Artisphere’s Town Hall Video Wall and Video Screens.

July 1: Pilobolus

The acrobatic dance troupe Pilobolus is swinging through the Filene Center at Wolf Trap tonight for a one-night-only performance. The American modern dance company is known for blending art with athleticism in its playful approach to movement. Its members often work together in pairs and groups to move as a single body, building on one another to create an alternate reality.

Music: “Guess I’m Falling In Love (Instrumental)” by The Velvet Underground


For Wintry Weather, An Especially Cold And Snowy Tale

This week we celebrated not only Christmas, but also the solstice — the shortest day of the year. In honor of this wintry weather, author Edward Carey recommends his favorite winter fairy tale.

Nutmeg Spice Has A Secret Story That Isn't So Nice

Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan in the 1600s.
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2014 Hashtags: #MuslimApologies Grew Out Of Both Anger And Whimsy

Maha Hilal helped launch #MuslimApologies partly as a rebuttal to the more earnest hashtag, #NotInOurName. She tells Audie Cornish how it reflects a divisive conversation in the Muslim community.

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