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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 2

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The "here" is the United States and the "there" is Mexico in 'Here and There,' screening at the AFI Silver this week.
AFI Silver
The "here" is the United States and the "there" is Mexico in 'Here and There,' screening at the AFI Silver this week.

(Oct. 4-10) AFI Plata
It's National Hispanic Heritage Month and the AFI Silver in Silver Spring is celebrating with the Latin American Film Festival through next Wednesday. A Mexican working in the States returns home to his family only to feel a touch alienated in Here and There, screening Thursday; the Argentine junta of the late 70s is explored with a twist in Clandestine Childhood Friday; and Salma Hayek helps take on the Spanish media in the satirical As Luck Would Have It next Tuesday.

(Oct. 4-7) Don't forget about Asia!
When it comes to film festivals, Latin America isn't the only game in town. The 13th Annual DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival kicks off Thursday and continues through the end of the weekend at a few of your favorite Washington cinemas.

(Oct. 5-7) Burundi's Best
There's an opportunity to take in some Central African sounds this weekend at George Mason University's Center for the Arts. The Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi bring beats and moves based on some of the region's most ancient traditions, and blend them with contemporary culture.

Music: "New You" by Baio

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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

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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.

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