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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 12

A contemporary art exhibit features a range of work with a common theme. A comedy follows two teachers who behave more like college students.

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Famous Paintings Sell For Millions At Auction, But The Artist Gets Zero

Unlike novelists and musicians, visual artists don't get royalties for their work. New legislation aims to fix this by taxing public sales, but auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's oppose the idea.
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A Crime Drama Crosses The Atlantic And Detective David Tennant Is On The Case

Tennant stars as the same grizzled detective in BBC's Broadchurch and FOX's Gracepoint. It was "too unusual an opportunity to turn down," he says.
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Despite The Dope, 'High Maintenance' Is About More Than Potheads

Vimeo's first foray into original Web TV follows a nameless pot delivery dude who engages in oddly intimate business transactions.
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For Dyslexics, A Font And A Dictionary That Are Meant To Help

A designer who has dyslexia has created a font to avoid confusion and add clarity. And two English researchers are making a dictionary that favors meaning over the alphabet.
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How 'The Hot Zone' Got It Wrong And Other Tales Of Ebola's History

Do people with Ebola actually cry tears of blood? What happens if the U.S. Army thinks you might have Ebola? We catch up with science writer David Quammen to discuss truths and myths about the virus.
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In D.C., The Best Jam Sessions Don’t Involve Jam Bands

D.C. jazz musicians have been building quite a jam-session scene recently.

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Anthony Bourdain And Carla Hall Turbocharge D.C.'s Hunger Fighters

Celebrity chefs haven't just made us aware of the latest noshing fashions; they have also spread the word about anti-hunger initiatives like those at the innovative DC Central Kitchen.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 11

You can check out a bluegrass concert or see a guitarist perform solo.

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These Bookish Millennials Make Memes Worth Reading Into

From a spoof of Kanye West's "Bound 2" (called "Hardcover Bound 2") to click-bait classic novel titles, millennials are proving that smart content and Internet frippery aren't mutually exclusive.

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