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Scary Movies From Around the World

Thursday, October 4th, 2012
by on Playing Around

So you’re a diehard scary movie fan, huh? You can brave the real terror whether it be the graphic gory details of Saw or the

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Woman Around Town: Joan Giordano—
A Painter Finds Her Passion for Paper

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
by on Woman Around Town

During the last presidential election, Joan Giordano became very involved watching the political process unfold. “I was totally sucked in,” she said. “All these talking

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Designing Nature: The Rimpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art

Thursday, September 13th, 2012
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In terms of sheer beauty, this is a spectacular little exhibition that will doubtless draw fewer visitors than the Warhol show, but should not be

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Woman Around Town: Julianne Brienza—
Living Life on the Fringe, Festival That Is

Monday, July 23rd, 2012
by on Woman Around Town

Putting on 130 shows in a little more than two weeks is a daunting task. Julianne Brienza manages that feat with grace, talent, and a

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Woman Around Town: Carole Geithner’s If Only
Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Parent

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
by on Woman Around Town

Losing a parent is a devastating experience, especially when the person suffering that loss is a child. Carole Geithner, a clinical social worker, counsels children

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Japan and Cherry Blossoms

Springtime in Tokyo: Cherry Blossoms, Fashion,
A Small Quake and, Finally, Signs of Recovery

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
by on Living Around

Did he do it on purpose, to lift people’s spirits? Issey Miyake’s Spring 2012 “Pleats Please!” collection was fun, bright, playful, and delightful. Color palette:

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Cherry Blossoms Are Ready for Their Closeup

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
by on Living Around

The National Cherry Blossom Festival officially gets underway today and the trees on the National Mall are resplendent, thanks to a warmer than usual March.

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Fukushima 3.11: After One Year

Monday, March 12th, 2012
by on Playing Around

The exhibit greets you as soon as the elevator doors open. Black and white photos within thin black frames give glimpses into the disaster that

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