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On The Cusp: 11-Year-Olds Around The World Share Their Wisdom

Age 11 is when you're most passionate and optimistic, says Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey. So she created a documentary looking at the world through the eyes of 11-year-olds in 15 countries.
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11th Street Bridge Project Inspires Hope At Both Ends

Can a High Line-style park over the Anacostia River bring two sides of the city together?

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Are Artists The Catalysts Of Gentrification In D.C.?

In D.C., the arrival of artists and arts organizations can be an early sign that a neighborhood will soon dramatically change.

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A Bumpy Ride: Airplane Food Through The Decades

The food on U.S. planes has gone from bad to nonexistent in coach class. But airplane meals have had ups and downs before. Now, airports and food delivery services are aiming to close the gap.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 25

You can see an art exhibit and a play inspired by the written word.

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Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress' Is Full Of Sharp And Jabbing Truths

In her latest collection, Margaret Atwood takes on death, dreadfulness and the use of fantasy. Though these stories are strange and wild, they all somehow ring true.
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How An Openly Gay D.C. Soul Singer Made Motown History

In the 1970s, D.C. soul group The Dynamic Superiors were a talented quintet with a record deal on Motown. But they were also exceptional in another way: Frontman Tony Washington was openly gay, and despite the label's conservative leanings, Motown didn't make a secret of it. They advertised it.

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Network TV's Fall Lineup Distinguished By Diversity

This season a dozen new network TV shows feature non-white characters as leads or co-leads. The shows aren't just notable for their casting diversity, but for how they talk about race and culture.
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Critical Mass: Fall TV And Diversity On The Small Screen

As fall begins, a new slate of TV shows is hitting the airwaves. We convene a round table of TV critics to consider the state of diversity and quality on the small screen.

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The Gefilte Fish Line: A Sweet And Salty History Of Jewish Identity

Gefilte fish can be a hard sell even in its standard savory form. But some European Jews like it sweet, a preference that, surprisingly, overlaps exactly with a geographic and linguistic divide.

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