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(March 29-May 22) ART "Art" opens Tuesday at Arlington's Signature Theatre. Yasmina Reza's Tony award-winning comedy is set in Paris, where one very valuable abstract painting leads three friends to question the nature of art, and the nature of friendship.

(March 29-July 31) PROTOTYPES OF SUBURBAN TYPES Californian photographer Lewis Baltz spent much of the late 1960s and early '70s infatuated with the American west and its stucco suburban landscapes. A selection of his stark portraits is showing at Washington's National Gallery of Art through the end of July. Lewis Baltz: Prototypes highlights the influential artist's ability to say a lot about a certain way of life with very little.

(March 30) WIN WIN Filmmaker Tom McCarthy has gained a reputation for masterfully portraying the nuances of human relationships. He follows "The Station Agent" and "The Visitor" with "Win Win", playing now at Washington's E Street Cinema. Paul Giamatti stars as an out-of-luck attorney and part-time high school wrestling coach whose life takes a brief turn for the better after meeting an all-star athlete.

Music: "At The River" by Groove Armada

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Texas Textbooks And Teaching The Civil War And America's History Of Racial Segregation

This fall five million public school students in Texas will use textbooks that critics say misrepresent the Civil War and the nation's history of racial segregation. The battle over how the Civil War is taught in public schools.

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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

The president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, chats about the future of higher education — and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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