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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 25

Whether you dig the blues or have a preference for pop, D.C. has several musical events that will get your feet tapping.

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'Middlesteins' Digs Into The Dark Side Of Food

A few years ago, you might not have thought that something as basic as the food we eat would become trendy. But that's what's happened. Now a new novel takes on the subject of appetite and excess. Author Meg Wolitzer says The Middlesteins, by Jami Attenberg, is worth picking up.
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Jonathan Jones: "The Lost Battles"

Art historian and critic Jonathan Jones details the fierce 16th century competition in Florence, Italy, between Leonardo da Vinci and his much younger rival, Michelangelo.

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Tom Wolfe Takes Miami's Pulse In 'Back To Blood'

Wolfe tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies that what makes Miami exceptional is the story of how an immigrant community rose to dominate its political landscape in just over a generation. His new novel deals with racial and ethnic conflict among the city's diverse inhabitants.
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Fine Dining Turns To Familiar Favorites

Tough economic times have changed what's for dinner, and not just on the family table. Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema says that even the finest restaurants serving up comfort foods. He speaks with host Michel Martin about this and other trends in fall dining.
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So Many Screens, And So Little Time To Watch

While supersized TV screens have a proud place in many American homes, our viewing habits are changing. Even as DVRs and online services alter the meaning of "TV," phones, tablets and game devices crowd pockets and coffee tables, offering new chances to watch video.
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The TV Screen's Evolution, From 1880 To The Present

Despite its status as a device that defines the modern age, the television has its roots in the 19th century, when radio pioneers suspected they could also transmit images. Even the word "television," combining Greek and Latin roots to mean "far-sight," stems from the 1900 world's fair.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 24

From great migrations to immigration: in our search for home, we just might find ourselves.

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Alexandria City Council To Consider Public Art Policy

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Do developers have an obligation to contribute art to the communities in which they build? That's the thrust of a new bill being considered by the Alexandria City Council.

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Cambodia Vs. Sotheby's In A Battle Over Antiquities

A 1,000-year-old statue, a vine-and-moss-covered temple complex and a country's turbulent history lie at the heart of a legal battle pitting the Cambodian government against Sotheby's auction house. Officials say the statue was looted from an ancient Khmer temple; Sotheby's says that's not provable.

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