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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, July 2

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There are some fishy photos showing at the Center for Green Urbanism. 
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There are some fishy photos showing at the Center for Green Urbanism. 

(July 2-29) Flavors to savor (in clay)

There's a gang of artists in Alexandria who think you can't live without all things saucy and spicy. It's mostly because they make ceramic art to hold your seasonings, syrups, salsas, and chutneys. Spice it Up! features vibrant glazes and whimsical forms that have the potential to make your dining room table the talk of the town through the end of the month.

(July 2-19) The Art of the Catch

The Art of the Catch features art exploring a much different sphere of our food consumption. The collection of photography documents the lives of Chesapeake Bay watermen at the Center for Green Urbanism in Northeast through mid-July. Images captured over a two-year period suggest the amount of skill needed to catch fish, clams and oysters in a highly regulated environment.

(July 7-21) Rock of Pages

There's a holiday in the middle of the week, so it's not your fault if you catch yourself dreaming of your weekend a little early. If you're dreaming about catching a mean musical showdown, you're in luck. The 2012 William Kapell Piano Competitionkicks off at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park this Saturday. Twenty-eight pianists from around the world tickle the ivories until a winner is declared on the 21st of July.

Music: "Bat Out of Hell" by Meat Loaf

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Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase

Ben Zimmer, language columnist at The Wall Street Journal, explains the origin of the phrase "it's all Greek to me" — and shares a few variants from other languages.
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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.