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Police: School Officials Wounded in Shooting Police say a 17-year-old who opened fire in an Omaha, Neb., high school fatally shot himself Wednesday after leaving Millard South High School. Omaha police Chief Alex Hayes identified the suspect as Robert Butler, Jr. Hayes says Butler was the son of an Omaha police detective. Police say two adults were wounded — the school’s principal, Curtis Case, and vice principal, Vicki Kasper. (AP)
Man in Custody After Standoff at Ariz. Mall An armed man involved in a standoff with Arizona authorities at a shopping center in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler surrendered to police and is in custody. Authorities were searching the Chandler Fashion Center on Wednesday for another possible suspect. There are no reports of injuries. (AP)
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US Adds 300K Jobs in December Spurring hope, report says hiring spike is biggest in past decade
The number of jobs economists had expected the ADP numbers to show, the first major snapshot of hiring in December. The actual figure was 297,000. (AP)
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picking up as employers gain more confidence. The report is just the latest sign that the job market might be turning around at last. The Labor Department said last week that the number of people applying for unemployment benefits has fallen to its lowest point in two and a half years. Economist Jonathan Basile at Credit Suisse called the ADP report a “game changer.” “The step-up in hiring according to ADP — especially if it’s reflected in the payroll report on Friday — suggests that firms appear to be more confident in the outlook and more comfortable to put the cash they’ve been hoarding to work. Put another way, that’s when visibility gains tractions in business planning and the job market shifts into another gear.” (AP)
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Published in the U.S. in 1885, “Huck Finn” is the fourth-mostbanned book in schools, according to “Banned in the U.S.A.” by Herbert N. Foerstal, a retired college librarian who has written several books on First Amendment issues. In addition to replacing the N-word, Twain scholar Alan Gribben changes the villain in “Tom Sawyer” from “Injun Joe” to “Indian Joe” and “half-breed” becomes “half-blood.” (AP)
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The book isn’t scheduled to be published until February, at a mere 7,500 copies, but Gribben has already received a flood of hateful e-mail accusing him of desecrating the novels. He said the e-mails prove the word makes people uncomfortable. “Not one of them mentions the word. They dance around it,” he said. Another Twain scholar, professor Stephen Railton at the University of Virginia, said Gribben was well respected, but he called the new version “a terrible idea.” The language depicts America’s past, Railton said, and the revised book was not being true to the period. Railton has an unaltered version of “Huck Finn” coming out later this year that includes context for schools to explore racism and slavery in the book. “If we can’t do that in the classroom, we can’t do that anywhere,” he said. PHILLIP R AWLS (AP)
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A Polarized Pakistan Simmers Suspect in slaying of governor heralded as thousands mourn
Lawyers showered the suspected killer of a prominent Pakistani governor with rose petals when he arrived at court Wednesday, and an influential Muslim scholars group praised the assassination of the outspoken opponent of laws that order death for those who insult Islam. Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer, 66, was fatally shot Tuesday, allegedly by one of the men assigned to protect him. Police say Mumtaz Qadri, 26, confessed to killing Taseer because of the politician’s opposition to strict blasphemy laws. As Qadri made his first appearance in an Islamabad court, the hero’s welcome he received illustrated Pakistan’s growing identity crisis as fundamentalist Islam has spread here over the years. A rowdy crowd slapped Qadri on the back and kissed his cheek as he was escorted into the court. About 200 people chanted in sup-
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port as he left the hearing. More than 500 clerics and scholars from the group Jamat Ahle Sunnat said no one should pray or express regret for the killing. The group representing Pakistan’s majority Barelvi sect also issued a veiled threat to other opponents of the blasphemy laws. “The supporter is as equally guilty as one who committed blasphemy,” the group warned in a statement, adding politicians, the media and others should learn “a lesson from the exemplary death.” The assassination of Taseer, a senior member of the ruling People’s Party and close ally of President Asif Ali Zardari, has further deepened the ongoing turmoil in Pakistan, where the economy is barely scraping by and suicide attacks are an ongoing threat. As a sign of the growing influence of Islamists, the People’s Party promised days ago not to touch the blasphemy laws. The ruling party is seeking support from opposition groups after the defections of two parties, which stripped it of its majority in parliament. (AP)
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C[jheCBA9beikh[i I saw the note that the Orange and Blue lines will be closed over MLK weekend between Rosslyn and Farragut West. Does that mean all three of those stations will be closed? Only the Foggy Bottom Station will be closed for maintenance work. Blue Line trains will operate about every 20 minutes between Franconia-Springfield and Rosslyn. Blue Line trains between the Largo Town Center and Farragut West Metrorail stations will operate about every 15 to 20 minutes. Orange Line trains will operate about every 20 minutes between Vienna and Rosslyn. Orange Line trains between New Carrollton and Farragut West will operate about every 15 to 20 minutes.
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Sounds like you were in one of the three test cars that have been rolling around the rail system for a couple years. This year, Metro will be consulting riders on the interiors they’d like to see in the next generation of rail cars, the 7000 Series. You’ll get a chance to tell them what you think of the floors and seats. I like the fuzzy seat covers and think they’ve held up well.
Welcome to 2011. This normally reliable Red Line commute now involves platform construction at Shady Grove, which means that there will be no chance of a train waiting at the platform in January/February, and an escalator outage at the K Street exit of Farragut North that is unreal. Any hope for either of these projects wrapping up soon? Those platform repairs are a major part of the long-term Red Line rehabilitation project. At Shady Grove, the end of the line, it means that riders will find trains waiting on only one side of the station. Metro wanted to get that one started during the winter, when ridership is lower than in the warmer months. In the springtime, work will resume, but I believe that won’t involve single-tracking. You’ve got a couple of escalator issues at Farragut North. The rehab will take till March.
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4 Days, 5 Killings in Pr. George’s Officials say spate is not an omen for new year, simply a ‘blip’
Five people have been slain in Prince George’s County since New Year’s Day, four of them Tuesday, as 2011 opened with an unusual spate of violence. In the latest shooting, which occurred just before midnight Tuesday, one person was killed and three people were wounded in the Hillcrest Heights/Marlow Heights area, police said. That incident followed three other slayings earlier in the day, including two in which duct tape was placed over the victims’ mouths. The five killings in so brief a period appeared to depart from a trend in the past two years in which
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Man Indicted for Metro Threat on Facebook A federal grand jury has indicted a Northern Virginia man for issuing threats on Facebook to detonate pipe bombs on the D.C. subway system and in the city’s Georgetown neighborhood. Twenty-fiveyear-old Awais Younis of Arlington, a native of Afghanistan, was arrested in November after an acquaintance contacted the FBI. (AP)
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Acting Police Chief Mark Magaw said that the “whole focus of this police department” is on solving the homicides and that he was working to strengthen relationships with federal agencies and home in on violent criminals. “Do I think it’s an omen for 2011?” Magaw said. “No, I don’t, but our job is to make sure these crimes don’t continue.” County Executive Rushern L. Baker III declined to comment. Barry Schlossberg, the community affairs chairman for the Brookwood-Holloway Civic Association, said the killings were a reminder “that there’s still crime out there.” “As a community representative, certainly, we would hope that this is not a portent of what’s to come and that it is simply a blip,” Schlossberg said. M AT T Z A P OTO SK Y
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Any member proposing legislation must include a statement citing “as specifically as practical” Congress’ constitutional authority to pass the law. House Republicans set up a similar rule in 1997 that is still in effect, but that requirement is less stringent. This new rule, along with a first-ever reading of the Constitution on the floor of the House, is a nod to the tea party activists who challenged Congress’ constitutional authority to require Americans to purchase health insurance, set standards for local schools, and pay for highways or mass transit.
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Claiming power beneath the Capitol dome, resurgent Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives on Wednesday as the 112th Congress convened in an era of economic uncertainty. Dozens of tea party-backed lawmakers took office in both houses, eager to cut spending and reduce government’s reach. “The people voted to end business as usual, and today we begin carrying out their instructions,” said newly elected House Speaker John Boehner. Both the House and the Senate convened at the constitutionally mandated hour of noon for a day of pageantry and bipartisan flourishes that contrasted sharply with the fierceness of the midterm elections that set the new roll of lawmakers. In the Senate, where Democrats retain control, Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada selected retired Republican senator Paul Laxalt to accompany him when he took the oath for a new term. In the House, children and grandchildren squirmed in the laps of their elders, less than transfixed at the historic events unfolding around them. Republicans hold a 242-193 majority in the House and have pledged to challenge President Obama. The first salvo is expected next week, a bill to repeal the sweeping health care law that Democrats pushed to passage 10 months ago. The day’s events unfolded as the economy showed signs of increased strength as it emerges from the worst recession in eight decades. Even so, unemployment remains at nearly 10 percent, a historically high level, and a problem both parties have vowed to tackle.
Any spending increase for mandatory programs such as Social Security or Medicare must be offset by spending cuts elsewhere. This “cut-go” rule is a narrower version of the “Pay-As-You-GO” (PAYGO) rules passed when Democrats controlled the House. Under PAYGO rules, both new spending and tax cuts had to be offset by spending cuts or tax increases. Under the new rules, tax cuts don't require offsets — only spending increases do. Moreover, the rule specifies that tax increases cannot be used to pay for new mandatory spending.
House members take the office of office, beginning the 112th Congress on Wednesday.
'/ The number of Democrats who voted for someone other than Rep. Nancy Pelosi for speaker Wednesday, an indication of the discontent after November's losses. Eleven Democrats voted for Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C., who lost a battle against Pelosi for Democratic leader in mid-November. ( T WP)
Instead of opposing Obama’s every proposal, as they did in 2009 and 2010, House Republicans must compromise with him if they are to show results in their drive to cut spending. Yet their eagerness to repeal the health care bill is in line with a no-compromise position articulated by tea party forces. Given to displays of emotion, Boehner paused to dab at his eyes with a handkerchief as he made his way to the speaker’s rostrum. His was an unlikely ascension, capping two decades in Congress in which he held and then lost a leadership position when Republicans were last in a majority, then re-emerged as leader of a dispirited minority in 2006. “The American people have humbled us. They have refreshed our memories as to just how temporary the privilege to serve is. They have reminded us that everything here is on loan from them. This includes this gavel,” he said, as Pelosi handed over a symbol of his authority. DAVID ESPO (AP)
7dej^[hI^Wa[#Kf0 White House press secretary Robert Gibbs confirmed Wednesday that he is leaving the administration in the coming days, saying he will play an outside advisory role and give speeches before helping President Obama gear up for the 2012 campaign. The decision to join the private sector came as something of a surprise: Gibbs, 39, has worked by Obama’s side for nearly seven years, and other advisers had expected him to move into a senior advisory role. (T WP)
=hWdjd[mfem[hijej^[ >eki[XkZ][jY^W_h To enable its plans to make deep spending cuts in the current fiscal year, Republicans propose giving the incoming budget chair, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., power unilaterally to set tax and spending limits for fiscal year 2011. The move is potentially an extraordinary one. Any spending above the limits that Ryan sets would be subject to a point of order on the House floor — a significant procedural hurdle. House GOP leaders have pledged to cut $100 billion out of domestic spending for the current fiscal year, and vesting Ryan with such authority would jump-start that process.
H[f[Wbj^[=[f^WhZjhkb[ In 1979, Rep. Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., proposed setting the debt limit automatically at the level projected by the most recent budget resolution. The rule, still in effect, allows for the debt limit to be raised without the House having to take an unpopular stand-alone vote. Many of the incoming freshmen Republicans campaigned against raising the debt limit and say that they welcome a face-off with President Obama over cutting spending and reining in government. (CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR)
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The Cost of Not Spending Nats pay the price with free agents for years of losing ways
Cashing In Last year, Adam LaRoche was in a similar free agent position coming off 25 homers, 83 RBI and an .843 OPS. He got $4.5 million for one year. Now, after 25 homers, 100 RBI and a .788 OPS, he gets $16 million for two years. In his eightyear career, mostly with the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates, LaRoche has hit .271 with an average of 26 home runs and 93 RBI per 162 games. (T WP)
Nothing is free. Billionaires aren’t exempt. As the Nationals’ owners are learning, in baseball there is even a price to be paid for the money you didn’t spend in the past. These days, Ted Lerner can’t give away his millions even when he tries. It’s a sight to behold. You don’t know whether to laugh or cry. The Nats stood on their heads for days trying to convince ’09 AL Cy Young winner Zack Greinke to accept a trade and get a fat contract extension. Before a deal could be made, Greinke invoked his no-trade clause rather than come to D.C. So, two weeks ago, 8oJec K.C. traded him to 8eim[bb Milwaukee. The Nats and their money also have been turned down regularly by less notable objects of their affection. The Nats probably outbid the Rockies for lefty Jorge de la Rosa, but he stayed in Colorado. The Nats analyzed Carlos Pena all summer, but, after hitting .196, he signed with the Cubs. Derrek Lee picked the Orioles. On Tuesday, as the list of offseason targets shrank, the Nats signed the one free agent every-
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Rizzo, acerbically. After moving into their new ballpark in 2008, the Nats fielded a bad product and got a worse reputation for having a small-market-mentality. Even when the Nats honestly tried to spend, they lost out for Mark Teixeira and Aroldis Chapman. So, the label stuck. In reality, those two 100-loss years were a bitter lesson for the Lerner family. They changed their view of how to run a baseball team. But not fast enough to transform their image in their industry. “Maybe it took them three years longer than it should have. But they’re doing the right things now,” said a former front office member. “Give them credit for that.”
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body knew they absolutely, positively had to have: Adam LaRoche. The Nats paid full price — at least — for a first baseman who has averaged 26 homers and 89 RBI the past five years — almost exactly the MLB average for the position. They gave a two-year deal for $15 million, plus a $1 million buyout on a third year at $10 million. Everybody knows the Nats
have money to spend and, finally, want to spend it. When a player seeks leverage, his people hint that the Nats are the mystery team chasing him. As a result, the Nats “didn’t get” Cliff Lee, even though they were just doing due diligence in inquiring about him. Soon, the Nats “won’t get” Carl Pavano either. “I hear we are ‘the finalist’ along with the Twins,” said GM Mike
The Nats delivered the shock with the signing of Jayson Werth, but they haven’t delivered much of the awe yet. So far, the Nats’ winter is probably a slight upgrade, thanks to better defense at first base and in the outfield. But no sane team takes on a $126 million contract just so it can avoid 90 losses. Unless a deal for Tampa Bay’s Matt Garza gets done at a sane cost in prospects, this is going to be one weird winter for the Nats. They pulled out the stops. Their Werth contract defines “in for a dime, in for a dollar.” But so far what the Nats keep hearing is, “Not enough. Make a higher offer. Add a year to that deal. Call back after you win something.” (THE WASHINGTON POST )
>[WZie\j^[9bWiiHere are the results from Wednesday’s voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame Roberto Alomar: The 12time All-Star won a record 10 Gold Gloves at second base, hit .300 for his career and helped the Toronto Blue Jays win titles in 1992-93. In his second year on the ballot, Alomar — who famously spit on an umpire as a member of the Orioles — was picked on 90 percent of the ballots by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Bert Blyleven: The great curveballer had 287 wins, 3,701 strikeouts and 60 shutouts. This was his 14th time on the ballot, and his career stats have gotten a boost in recent years by sabermetricians who have new ways to evaluate baseball numbers. He was picked on 79.7 percent of the ballots— it takes 75 percent to reach the shrine.
Rafael Palmeiro, Mark McGwire, Jeff Bagwell and Juan Gonzalez: None of the sluggers — who fall under the cloud of the steroids era — came close to reaching the threshold for reaching the Hall. Palmeiro, who failed a drug test and was suspended in 2005, months after adamantly denying steroid use in front of Congress — was listed on just 64 of a record 581 ballots (11 percent) in his first try despite lofty career numbers. He is joined by Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Eddie Murray as the lone players with more than 3,000 hits and 500 home runs. (AP)
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Ifehji Stanford leader may jump to NFL after Orange Bowl victory Fhe<eejXWbb Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh was meeting Wednesday with the San Francisco 49ers about their head coach vacancy, a person with knowledge of the situation said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated
Press. Harbaugh returned Tuesday night to the Bay Area from a 40-12 Orange Bowl victory over Virginia Tech in Miami that gave the Cardinal a program-best 12-1 record. He now must weigh his options, which appear to be many. The 49ers formally picked Trent Baalke as their new general manager Tuesday night, and he is now looking for the coach to replace Mike Singletary, fired after a 25-17 loss at St. Louis on Dec. 26 that eliminated San Francisco from the playoffs for
49ers Make a Run at Harbaugh for Coach
Jim Harbaugh is hoisted up by Stanford players after a rout in the Orange Bowl.
an eighth-straight season. The 47-year-old Harbaugh is 58-27 overall as a college coach and 29-21 in four seasons at Stanford. Many believe Harbaugh is ready to make the leap to the next level. The Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos are also believed to have interest in Harbaugh. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, CEO Mike Dee and general manager Jeff Ireland were on the Stanford sideline before Monday’s Orange Bowl game. (AP)
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Michigan Sacks Rodriguez After 3 Down Seasons Michigan fired coach Rich Rodriguez on Wednesday, ending a disappointing threeyear tenure marred by embarrassing losses Rodriguez and NCAA violations at college football’s winningest program. Athletic director Dave Brandon announced the decision after meeting with Rodriguez on Tuesday and again Wednesday morning. (AP)
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Grizzlies Ban Gambling On Flights After Fight Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins has banned gambling on flights for Memphis after a fight between Tony Allen and O.J. Mayo on board an airplane during a return trip from Los Angeles. Hollins was not immediately available Wednesday. But a team spokesman says no more gambling will be allowed on flights for the Grizzlies. (AP)
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Cavs Hear Homeless Man’s Call 9b[l[bWdZ With a deep, refined voice, one that had been sadly misplaced, Ted Williams simply asked for help to get him off the streets. He’s been heard. Left homeless after his life and career were ruined by drugs and alcohol, Williams has been offered a job by the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers and is being pursued by NFL Films after he and his compelling tale became an online curiosity. Williams, who says he’s been sober for two years, was contacted
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Wednesday by the Cavaliers, who have offered him a position that could include announcing work at the team’s downtown arena. Williams said the team has offered him a two-year contract and said they would pay his mortgage. Williams said the Cavaliers’ offer is just one of many flooding in. “I can’t believe what’s going on,” said Williams, a father of nine, adding he feels like Susan Boyle, the Scottish singing sensation who became an overnight star. “God gave me a million-dollar voice, and I just hope I can do right by him.” (AP)
?jÊiWIbWc:kda0 Even though reports began surfacing Tuesday night that JaVale McGee was among those scheduled to participate in the NBA dunk contest, the Wizards center confirmed it himself Wednesday morning with a Tweet that read: “3 big men in the dunk contest... #Priceless... really excited!!!!” His competitors will be the Clippers’ Blake Griffin, Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings and the Thunder’s Serge Ibaka. (T WP)
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write. But there’s no question I was drawn in by the hope that journalism would be a creative, thrilling environment. I realized early it wasn’t like “All the President’s Men” or “The Front Page.”
Tom Rachman captures both the glamour of the foreign correspondent’s lifestyle — drinking in Venice, loving in Paris — and the banality of the actual job. Set at a struggling newspaper in Rome, the novel depicts disillusioned characters such as Arthur, an obit writer whose work always ends up “between the Puzzle-Wuzzle and World Weather.” Rachman, who drew on his background as a journalist in Rome and Paris, reads Friday at Politics and Prose.
There’s almost nobody whose principles of clear writing are better than Orwell’s. The training of a journalist, of working with words for thousands of hours, is extraordinarily useful for a fiction writer.
So, you didn’t live the hard-drinking, carousing Hemingway life?
Arthur interviews a woman for her own obit. Is that based on a personal experience?
You’ve said you admire George Orwell, who was also a journalist and a ﬁction writer.
My intent was to gain experience for fiction I eventually hoped to
Did the romantic notion of the reporter abroad inﬂuence your career path?
There was a lot less drinking. Fifty or 60 years ago, journalism was a hodgepodge of characters who were flung into the pit of night cop reporting and hazing from other journalists, almost entirely men at that time. That certainly wasn’t the world I entered.
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The Phillips Collection is throwing itself a 90th birthday bash, and it is determined to make it a colorful affair. The year-long slate of special exhibits and events begins with the unveiling of “As Time Goes By,” two vivid hand-painted etchings, each 20 feet long, by British artist Howard Hodgkin. “They have enormous energy and excitement,” says chief curator Eliza Rathbone of the 2009 works,
Howard Hodgkin’s 2009 work “As Time Goes By” is made up of two 20-foot handpainted etchings, making it the British artist’s most ambitious work to date.
which make their U.S. debut in the main gallery on Saturday. “There’s a celebratory feeling to them that’s amazingly appropriate.” “Hodgkin is all about color, which is one of our collection’s hallmarks,” Rathbone says. “And these works
just jump out at you.” Part of their impact comes from the carborundum relief process, a printmaking technique that produces textured surfaces and deep hues. “It creates a velvety, rich surface,” Rathbone says, “because this method holds the pig-
ment in a very dense way.” The pair of prints in “As Time Goes By” are the largest works ever made using the process. The Collection hosted Hodgkin’s first U.S. show, in 1984, and Rathbone thinks the two are ideal complements. “The kinds of artists he’s inspired by are already here, like Matisse and Vuillard, she says. “Our founder, Duncan Phillips, was all about presenting new works, while still looking at the older artists who influenced them.” NE VIN MARTELL
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J^[=koM^eA_bb[ZFbkje Blame Mike Brown, who figured out that the littlest planet wasn’t one at all 8eeai
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You may have fond memories of fashioning a crude model of the solar system back in grade school — nine Styrofoam balls orbiting a yellow cardboard sun. You may also recall the handy mnemonic that taught generations the order of the planets: My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas. Alas, it’s all wrong. You had one too many Styrofoam balls, and your well-schooled parent gave you no pies at all. Pluto is no longer a planet. Much to the dismay of schoolchildren and stargazers everywhere, it was officially demoted in 2006, when the International Astronomical Union redefined the term “planet” to exclude Pluto. The planet wasn’t simply snubbed. It was assassinated, and the finger on the trigger belonged to an unassuming Cal Tech astronomer named Mike Brown. It all started with a bet he made with a colleague while the two were at the Palomar Observatory in San Diego: Brown argued that there were other, possibly larger planets lurking beyond Pluto. He was a little bit right and a little bit wrong: His initial discovery, a body eventually named Eris, was not a planet, yet its similarities to Pluto brought about the downfall of both. Brown recounts the discoveries and debates that led to Pluto’s fall from grace in his new book, “How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming,” an informative, accessible book that balances the author’s warm humor with an unmistakable awe at the cosmos. Ahead of his appearance Saturday at the National Air & Space Museum, Express asked Brown to give us a quick astronomy lesson.
Let’s cut to the chase: You killed poor little Pluto! How could you?
When astronomers discovered Pluto 80 years ago, they thought it was a major body in the solar system on par with the discoveries of Uranus or Neptune. It took decades to realize that it was much, much smaller than originally thought and decades more before we also realized that there are many, many things like Pluto out past Neptune. Pluto is, from the point of view of the entire solar system, pretty easy to overlook.
phone calls from what sounds like frat parties. Many people are still quite sensitive about the Pluto issue. Why do you think people have had such a hard time accepting Pluto’s demotion?
What’s next for you? Making any shady new astronomy bets that will reshape the entire solar system?
One of the reasons is because they carry around a cartoon picture of the solar system in their heads. Even I would call Pluto a planet if it were as big as the cartoon versions that people see on place mats and lunch boxes. But reality is so different. And so much more interesting.
I do have a new bet and a new quest in astronomy. But it’s a secret, as all good quests should be until they either succeed spectacularly or fail miserably. I hope for the former, but the latter is a definite possibility with this one. But don’t worry; no planets will be destroyed in the process.
Harsh. Do you get hate mail?
I used to get angry e-mails from school kids. I think they’ve now grown up and gone to college and joined fraternities, because now I tend to get late-night, drunken, obscene
about the universe. Sometimes, those new things will cause us to revise what we had thought before. In the past, we thought Pluto was singular. It’s not. So, we change our understanding to ref lect what we now know about reality. Wherever we are confronted with the limits of our knowledge — as we are in the distant parts of the solar system — new discoveries are always going to update how we think.
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We will always be learning new things
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7:[l[bef_d]>_ijeho ‘Exposed’ collects a range of snapshots from a now-fading photographic medium
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If you look in Victoria Milkovich’s refrigerator, she jokes, you’ll find a bottle of tequila and tons of film. There are Polaroid pics on her walls, under the kitchen table and covering seemingly every other surface in her home. The nostalgic charm of the instant snapshot — “the noise you hear when you take a picture and the smell of the chemicals that it gives off and watching it develop before your eyes” — has captivated Milkovich since childhood. Her passion for the retro medium compelled the University of Maryland undergrad to assemble “Exposed,” an exhibition of instant photos opening Thursday night at H Street’s SOVA coffee and wine bar. “I’ve been taking Polaroids my entire life,” Milkovich says. “I turned to one of my friends one day and I said, ‘I think I’m going to do a Polaroid gallery show.’ There’s got to be so many other people shooting with this film that I don’t know, and I want to meet them.” She expected only modest interest. But after Philippa Hughes of the Pink Line Project put out a call for submissions, Milkovich wound up with more than 1,000 photos from 21 local instant-photo fans (including herself). The bulk of that haul will be on view at SOVA. “One gentleman gave me pictures of his gay ’80s leather club days; another person gave me pictures of her newborn child,” she says. “I had someone who gave me five that they had laying on their kitchen counter and someone give me about 200 in a little plastic box.” Not all the images are vintage — many depict fixtures of the D.C. arts scene. Milkovich sent invites to some of the subjects; in one instance, she
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I ran into this adolescent bicycle gang in a church parking lot in West Virginia. My buddy had just bought a vintage Honda motorcycle. These kids were all amazed by the motorcycle and equally amazed when I pulled out my Polaroid camera and started developing pictures right before their eyes. It didn’t take long before they were demanding pictures of themselves. At the end of the day, I gave away around a pack of film to these kids and barely managed to escape with this photo.
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I’d just moved to D.C. and was getting ready to go out for the night. I knew pretty much no one in the city proper, and I went out a lot by myself. I have no idea where I was headed, but I do remember I’d just thrifted the shoes and I was newly obsessed with those typical D.C. parquet floors and tried to get as much of it in the picture as possible.
contacted a woman captured midsnog, who turned out to have no recollection of the moment. Those not lucky enough to be on display can have their own Polaroid snapped at the opening party — a memento Milkovich hopes people will display on their own fridges. DAN MILLER SOVA, 1359 H St. NE; opening party Thu., 6:30 p.m., show is on view through Feb. 20, free; 202-397-3080, Sovadc.com.
In a city that counts Bad Brains and Riot Grrrl among its musical gifts to the world, a band like Noon:30 should feel right at home. Still, says drummer Vivianne Njoku, “a lot of people still greet us with this scratched-record effect when we walk in the door.” Audiences might not expect a group of African-American women to produce the fuzzed-out art-punk that’s Noon:30’s trademark. But Njoku — who formed the band three years ago with bassist/guitarist Aissa Arroyo-Hill and vocalist/bassist Blue S. Moon — says smashing stereotypes is part of the fun of being part of D.C.’s diverse music scene. “People don’t know where to put us,” she says. “We look one way; we sound a different way.” With influences ranging from N.E.R.D. to country, Noon:30 has built a local following by playing practically every venue in town, from hip-hop clubs to Fort Reno. Njoku says the band will keep breaking boundaries on stages across town in 2011, starting with two shows this month, at Comet Ping Pong and Liv nightclub. “When we get on stage,” she says, “our music just stands on its own.” KRISTINA GR AY Comet Ping-Pong, 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW; Sat., 10:30 p.m., $10; 202364-0404. (Van Ness)
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Fkda8hW_di 7dZFef>[Whji D.C.’s own Max Levine Ensemble tangles up some power chords Cki_Y What’s the secret to a long-rocking band? Unbridled passion? Unwavering commitment? For D.C.’s Max Levine Ensemble, endurance has meant something far simpler. “The band just wasn’t really able to break up,” says vocalist David “Spoonboy” Combs. “There were a couple points when it looked like the band had reached its conclusion. But we couldn’t agree on it, so we just kept playing together.” The group’s brand of catchy pop punk might seem out of place in a town known for aggressive hardcore and mathy post-punk, but Combs isn’t worried about that. “If someone writes us off because we have a hook in our song instead of a breakdown, I don’t take offense to that,” he shrugs. The Ensemble’s connection to D.C. runs deeper than musical aesthetics, anyway. “I think we’ve always been more connected based on types of shows we play rather than on the
type of music we play: shows where people are finding wherever they can to put it on, shows that have a more politicized DIY aspect and have more political lean to the lyrics.” Many of the band’s songs are so upbeat that you might be fooled into thinking they were simple, tossedoff tunes. But Combs says to listen closely: “[Our sound is] catchy, it’s more fun, but we’ve also broached heavier things in our lyrics.” Want proof? Check out Tmle.terrorware. com, where you can find lyrics and free MP3s of their entire back catalog. For TMLE’s upcoming 10-year anniversary show, the band will be releasing a greatest-hits disc — except all of the tracks are new. “We have old records that we’re running out of, and we thought, rather than re-pressing these old records that sound so different, we would rerecord them,” Combs explains. “In some cases, we’ve been playing these songs for years, and they’ve progressed and changed. So, we wanted to document that.” RYAN LIT TLE Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW; Sat., 9 p.m., $10; 202-667-7960, Blackcatdc.com. (U St.-Cardozo)
W hen Edmund Morris was a schoolboy growing up in Kenya, he saw a picture of Theodore Roosevelt, taken when the U.S. president was on safari in Africa. With his round, beaming face and broad hat, “he looked to me like f u n ,” Mor r i s recalls. Roosevelt has turned out to be much more than Morris si mply f u n for Morris. The 26th president has been a compelling and complicated subject with whom the writer has spent much of the past 30 years. In 1980, Morris won a Pulitzer Prize for his first biography, “The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt”; a second installment, “Theodore Rex,” followed in 2001. In between, Morris wrote a book on Beethoven and served for 15 years as former president Ronald Reagan’s official biographer.
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with anyone who wasn’t consistently funny, amused by life and amusing in himself,” Morris says. “Apart from that, it’s just the sheer richness of his character, which was not simply that of a monochromatic politician but was that of a tremendously rounded polyglot personality.” Roosevelt was, Morris explains, a man who thoroughly embodied early 20th-century America. “Like most great men representative of their times, he died when his time came to an end. If he had lived on into the 1920s, he would have come to find that he was not in tune with the Jazz Age.” Morris is eager to move on. “When I finished the book in January , I felt nothing but a calm sense of finality. I don’t think about him too much anymore,” he recalls. He adds, however: “All these years later, I’m grateful to the fun of him. He was a lot of fun.” STEPHEN M. DEUSNER
Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW; Thu., 7 p.m., free; 202-3641919, Politics-prose.com. (Van Ness)
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J7A;:;F;9>;CE:;ÊI moody synths, Duran Duran’s catchy choruses and OMD’s memorable melodies, strand them in the snow, and you’ll get Ra Ra Rasputin’s debut album, which the local band recorded during last year’s Snowpocalypse. The group plays with the Dance Party Friday at the 9:30 Club, and you can read our interview with the band at Expressnightout.com.
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It’s an odd task, making a poem into a movie. Not a flowery sentimental poem, either, but the gritty, generation-defining work of Allen Ginsberg. In Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein’s film “Howl,” just released on DVD, Ginsberg’s poetry is couched in re-enactments of candid interviews and the obscenity trials that surrounded the publication of the piece in 1956. Every word in the film was originally spoken by the characters portrayed, and the courthouse dialogue is so entertaining it’s hard to believe it’s not fabricated. It’s difficult to imagine a more daunting cinematic feat than keeping an audience’s attention during
James Franco plays a young Allen Ginsberg in director Ron Epstein’s film “Howl.”
the reading of a poem. Friedman and Epstein tackle this by frequently presenting animated interpretations of the work, designed by Ginsberg collaborator Eric Drooker, on top of James Franco’s excellent orations, which are interspersed throughout. Though there are a few interesting moments, the illustrations are mostly distracting — excru-
ciatingly literal depictions of the characters in the poem play out like an awkward, creepy superhero flick, losing the nuance and depth of Ginsberg’s wild imagery. The genius of the original work lies in its raw humanity, but the CGIlaced cartoons gloss over graphic sexuality and violence with a strangely lurid fantasia of dreamlike interludes.
If that were all there was to the film, it might be a failure, but it’s not. Franco conveys all of Ginsberg’s revelatory honesty and open-ended self-exploration as he discusses his struggles with his identity as a gay man, his role as a poet and his uncanny life experience. Franco’s charm exposes Ginsberg’s wit as he recounts living with criminals and stays at a sanitarium. The interviews alternate with tense moments of courtroom drama, and the movement between the two worlds keeps the picture flowing. While the film has its faults, it’s an apt celebration of Ginsberg’s life and work. The poem’s place in history is clear, and the momentum of the cultural shift around it, complimented by Franco’s impeccable performance, is contagious. RYAN LIT TLE
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James Franco offers a convincing turn as a young Beat poet in the docudrama ‘Howl’
Who needs privacy? These “Little Fockers” are just so utterly charming.
Little Fockers How bad is the third installment of the “Meet the Parents” franchise? So bad it makes the perfectly ordinary “Meet the Fockers” look Oscar-worthy. So bad the Hollywood Foreign Press Association should nominate it for a musical/comedy Golden Globe.
(True Grit Writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen remake the 1969 western that earned John Wayne his only Oscar, a pedigree that might give lesser egos pause. But “True Grit” has received the care, consideration and classy retooling that Charles Portis’ novel probably always deserved.
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Go to Netflix.com. Type in “Tron.” Hit “search.” Do you know what happens? No instant streaming, no “add to queue.” That’s because the 1982 sci-fi flick that takes place in a bizarre electronoworld isn’t available on DVD. (There are rumors that it’s because the special effects, so very mind-blowing in the prehistoric era when MTV actually played music, look terrible today. But that doesn’t stop the original “Clash of the Titans,” with its Play-Doh skeletons doing battles, now does it? It’s more likely that Disney, who owns the film, has some sinister plan that will make it a kajillion dollars.) But all is not lost if you want to catch up with the original before seeing the sequel in theaters, or if you don’t feel like paying someone on eBay upward of $100 for a bootleg copy: The Library of Congress is showing “Tron” this Friday, that you may take in the glory that is Jeff Bridges battling an evil computer intelligence he accidentally created as he rides those crazy laser motorcycles and wears a lot of neon. Library of Congress, 101 Indepen-
Potential weekend plan No. 2: Gently dupe your children into thinking you’re going to see “Yogi Bear,” then sneak them in to a one-timeonly showing of 1988’s “My Neighbor Totoro” by the wild genius Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki. “Totoro” follows two girls who move to the countryside to be near their sick mother, only to discover that the surrounding woods are full of magical woodland spirits. There’s also a fantastic giant cat/bus creature, a method of transport sorely lacking in other children’s tales. Miyazaki’s 2008 film “Ponyo” (a version of “The Little Mermaid” in which the heroine was, among other things, obsessed with ham) got some attention when it was released in the States not long ago, but the director has yet to crack our country’s larger cultural consciousness — which is an absolute crime. His stories are masterfully crafted and his arresting, accessible visuals continue to inspire a new generation of animators. Library of Congress, 101 Independence
In this loud, long and less-than-wholly satisfying sequel to the 1982 scifi cult classic “Tron,” poor computer nerd Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) suffers the terrible fate of being trapped in a computer game with Olivia Wilde.
dence Ave. SE; Fri., 7:30 p.m., free; 202-707-9944, Loc.gov. (Capitol South)
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Enchanted forests, magical woodland spirits and cats as modes of public transit: “My Neighbor Totoro” has it all.
*Yogi Bear An uninspired studio product that demands as little from the audience as it did from its writers, directors and actors, “Yogi Bear” mixes anodyne liveaction nature with animated animal hijinks.
+The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader There’s heavy stuff if you’re looking for it in director Michael Apted’s “Narnia.” But it doesn’t spoil the fun to be had with this film if you’re not. FILM REVIEWS BY THE WASHINGTON POST. FO R M O R E C A P S U L E S A N D R E V IE W S O F
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M[[a[dZFWii | goingoutguide.com Mates of (Not a) State Olivia Mancini is not quite in every band in D.C. But that’s not for lack of enthusiasm and range. It’s simply because the laws of physics prevent it. On Friday, find her belting out the bouncy pop of Olivia Mancini and the Mates on the Black Cat mainstage. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW; Fri., Jan. 7, 9 p.m., $10; 202-667-4490, Blackcatdc.com. (U St.-Cardozo)
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ALIENS! And, even scarier: remakes! John Carpenter’s 1982 film “The Thing” is a remake of a ’50s horror flick that personified the we’re-terrified-of-communists-so-wemake-horror-movies-about-brain-stealing-aliens aesthetic. This apocalyptic man-against-the-universe thing went out around the time “E.T.” was made, so this version plays well as a period piece. E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW; Fri. and Sat., midnight, $10; 202-452-7672. (Metro Center)
We’re not going to lie: While attending the Nonstop Bhangra Night at Artisphere, we will actually probably take breaks. All-night dancing to Bhangra DJs? We’re going to want a couple minutes outside, maybe a brief encounter with a water bottle. But the important thing is no matter where you are, the Bhangra won’t be stopping. Ever. Total Bhangra domination. Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; Sat., 11 p.m., $15-$18; 703-8751100, Arlingtonarts.org. (Rosslyn)
Big Takeover Bad Brains opened up a lot of minds to a lot of things in the ’80s. The fact that black kids could rock mohawks, for instance. Or that reggae was pretty punk-rock. Lead singer Paul “HR” Hudson, below, dove the band headfirst into a sea of hardcore kids and changed the course of punk history forever. His show at the 9:30 Club Saturday represents a kind of homecoming to a scene he helped shape into something diverse and special. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW; Sat., 8 p.m., $158; 202-265-0930, 930.com. (U St.-Cardozo)
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THURSDAY Black Cat: The Gift, Cat Vet, Hey Girl, 8:30 p.m., $8. Blues Alley: Mose Allison Trio, 8 & 10 p.m., $25. Iota: Victoria Vox, Todd Wright, Christylez Bacon, 8:30 p.m., $12. Jammin’ Java: Elizabeth and the Catapult, the Last Monarchs, Cecelia Jeffrey, 8 p.m., $10. Kennedy Center/Concert Hall: National Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Orchestra Day, 6 p.m., free. Rams Head Tavern: The Steeldrivers, 8 p.m., $20. Red Palace: Sherell Rowe, DJ Lemz, Roll Wit Us All Stars, $8. Rock & Roll Hotel: Modern Man, Rival Skies, Prisms, $10. Twins Jazz: Zack Cross Trio, 10 p.m., $10. U Street Music Hall: Optimo, Dave P. & JDH, 9 p.m., $5-$10. Velvet Lounge: Gangland Buries Its Own, Memories From the Space Age, 9 p.m., $8.
Sing Out, Sister Renee Fleming can handle Puccini arias better than nearly any opera singer who ever lived. But she really shines when it comes to German lieder (generally poems set to music). She’ll perform works by such hitmakers as Richard Strauss and Erich Korngold Saturday. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW; Sat., 8 p.m., $47-$125; 202467-4600, Kennedy-center.org. (Foggy Bottom)
9:30 Club: The Dance Party, Wallpaper, Ra Ra Rasputin, lowercaseletters, 8 p.m., $15. Birchmere: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, $35. Black Cat: Olivia Mancini & the Mates, Birdlips, Greenland, Diamond’s Ahead, 9 p.m., $10. Blues Alley: Mose Allison Trio, 8 & 10 p.m., $25. Comet Ping Pong: Paul Collins Beat, Mondo Topless, the Electric Mess, Hall Monitors, 10:30 p.m., $8. Iota: Nayas, Ten Feet Tall, 9 p.m., $10. Jammin Java: Michael Clem Trio, 8 p.m., $15. Music Center at Strathmore: The Yale Glee Club, 8 p.m., $20. Rams Head Tavern: Battlefield Band, Seamus Kennedy, 8 p.m., $30. Red Palace: The Shipwreck Show, 10 p.m., $10-$12. Twins Jazz: Anderson Twins, 9 & 11 p.m., $15. Velvet Lounge: Funk Ark, Phone Home, 9 p.m., $8.
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Elvis Costello and the Clash have all covered his songs. But after a quiet start to the 2000s, Allison is back in business, releasing his first new album since 1997 last March. This weekend, the 83-year-old will take up residence at Blues Alley.
9:30 Club: Bach to Rock, 10 a.m., $5; The Pietasters, HR, Copstabber, the Shifters, 8 p.m., $15. Black Cat: The Max Levine Ensemble, Good Luck, Bomb the Music Industry, Delay, 9 p.m., $10. Blues Alley: Mose Allison Trio, 8 & 10 p.m., $25. Comet Ping Pong: The White Noise Supremacists, noon:30, 10:30 p.m., $10. Iota: The Weathervanes, June Star, Brainfang Unplugged, 9 p.m., $10. Jammin Java: The Independent, the Wave Exchange, 6:30 p.m., $13. Kennedy Center/Concert Hall: Renée Fleming, 8 p.m., $47-$125. Kennedy Center/Terrace Theater: Roy Hargrove Quintet, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., $35. Music Center at Strathmore: CheeYun Plays Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, 8 p.m., 3 p.m., $32-$79. Rams Head Tavern: Maysa, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., $35; Priddy Guitar Academy’s Battle of the Bands, 11 a.m., $13. Velvet Lounge: Who Are the Southern Baptists, Ben Schlabach, Presto Bando, 9 p.m., $8.
Black Cat: Anamanaguchi, Club Scout, 9 p.m., $10. Blues Alley: Mose Allison Trio, 8 & 10 p.m., $25. Jammin Java: Meet the Dogettes, 7 p.m., $13. Kennedy Center/Millennium Stage: Scythian, 6 p.m., free. Rams Head Tavern: Greg Brown, Jason Wilber, 7 p.m., $35. Twins Jazz: Kevin Peter Jones, 8 & 10 p.m., $20.
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Addison/Ripley: “No Edition: Painterly Prints,” works by Lou Stovall, opening Sat., through Jan. 22. 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-338-5180, Addisonripleyfineart.com. LAST CHANCE Alliance Francaise: “Charley de Limur: Home Landscapes, Work From California, the East Coast and France,” a solo show by the California artist, through Mon. 2142 Wyoming
Ave. NW; 202-234-7911, Francedc.org. American Painting: “Small Treasures,” more than 100 works by members of the gallery, the Washington Society of Landscape Painters and guest artists, through Jan. 15. 5118 MacArthur Blvd. NW; 202-244-3244. LAST CHANCE American University/ Katzen Arts Center: Washington Winter Show, an antique show with various workshops and receptions — check the website for a full and current schedule, Thu.-Sun. Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW; 202-885-1300, American.edu/katzen. Arlington Arts Center: “Party Crashers: Comic Book Culture Invades the Art World,” a look at the similarities and differences between contemporary artists and comic book images, with a second part of the exhibition on display at Artisphere, through Jan. 15. 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-248-6800, Arlingtonartscenter.org. LAST CHANCE Art Museum of the Americas: “Al Margen,” Petra Barth’s photos showcase Latin America and the Caribbean from 2004 to the present, through Fri. 201 18th St. NW; 202-458Continued on page E10
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Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: “Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall,” a collection of stills and video from the Indonesian artist, through Jan. 16. “Gods of Angkor: Bronzes From the National Museum of Cambodia,” a collection of Cambodian sculptures, through Jan. 23. “Shahnama: 1000 Years of the Persian Book
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ings it has inspired, through April 17. 1050 Independence Ave. SW; 202-6331000, Asia.si.edu. LAST CHANCE Artisphere: “Fields and Networks,” Alice Whealin’s ink drawings, through Sat. “Unfolding Folding: Collider,” an interactive installation
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Capitol Hill Arts Workshop: “Annual Photography Exhibition,” Bruce McKaig, instructor at Georgetown University and at the arts workshop, juries an exhibition using different photographic processes, opening Sat., through Jan. 31. 545 Seventh St. SE; 202-547-6839, Chaw.org. Carroll Square Gallery: “Artwork by Tracy’s Kids,” young cancer patients and their families use art as therapy, through Fri. 975 F St. NW; 202-6248643. Corcoran Gallery of Art: “Spencer Finch: My Business, With the Cloud,” the local artist examines clouds in this exhibit presented as part of the “NOW at the Corcoran” series, through Jan. 23. “Washington Color and Light,” selections from the museum’s collection of work by the Washington Color School of the 1950s-’70s, and more modern work, through March 6; “Robert Irwin: Gypsu Switch,” the artist seeks to expand the realm of human perception through art and architecture, through March 6. 500 17th St. NW; 202-639-1700, Corcoran.org. LAST CHANCE Curator’s Office: “Barock Girls,” Victoria F. Gaitán’s and Cecilia Paredes’ baroque photographs, through Fri. 1515 14th St. NW; 202-3871008, Curatorsoffice.com. Fairfax Art League: “Take Me Away —
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2377, Fairfaxartleague.com. Flashpoint: “Tracing Form,” contemporary Irish artist Suzannah Vaughan presents glass and cement sculptures along with an installation of string, opening Fri., through Feb. 12. 916 G St. NW; 202315-1305, Flashpointdc.org. Foundry Gallery: “Celebrate Gay Marriage,” submitted art selected by the gallery will be on display to honor gay marriage in the District, through Jan. 30. 1314 18th St. NW; 202-463-0203. LAST CHANCE Freer Gallery of Art: “Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes,” more than 100 pieces in jade and bronze showing the Liangzhu culture, through Aug. 1; “Chinamania: Whistler and the Victorian Craze for Blue and White,” includes blue-and-white Chinese ceramic dishes, as well as drawings, paintings and etchings by James McNeill Whistler, through Aug. 1; “Cornucopia: Ceramics From Southern Japan,” a variety of glazed and decorated objects, through Sun. Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW; 202-633-1000, Asia.si.edu. Gallery 555: “10’ x 2’ x 8 Artists,” eight artists will have a small area to display their work, through Jan. 14. 555 12th St. NW; 202-393-1409, Gallery555dc.com. LAST CHANCE Gateway Arts Cen-
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Goethe-Institut: “Documentary Photography 07/08,” works by winners of the Wüstenrot Foundation Award, through Jan. 28. 812 Seventh St. NW; 202-289-1200, Goethe.de. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: “Black Box: Hans Op de Beeck,” a dark background offsets lighting effects and black and white film, as well as sculpture, painting, drawing and installations, through Feb. 27; “Colorforms,” the exhibit explores the history of artists’ fascination with abstract color from World War II to the present, through Jan. 2; “Directions: Mario Garcia Torres and Cyprien Gaillard,” the two artists examine recent art, through March 27; “Guillermo Kuitca: Everything, Paintings and Works on Paper, 19802008,” more than two decades of paintings by the Argentine artist, through Jan. 16. Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW; 202-633-1000, Hirshhorn.si.edu. International Visions: “Yaw Oboubi: Rhythmic Pulse,” yarn collages by the Ghanaian artist , through Jan. 22. 2629
Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-234-5112. Irvine: “Saturnalia,” news works by gallery artists, opening Sat., through Feb. 12. 1412 14th St. NW; 202-332-8767, Irvinecontemporary.com. LAST CHANCE Jerusalem Fund: “Art of the Moghuls: Kashmir Shawls,” a history of the shawl, through Jan. 7. 2425 Virginia Ave. NW; 202-338-1958, Thejerusalemfund.org.
Long View Gallery: “New Work,” Paula Crawford’s paintings mimic hepatitis C, which she was diagnosed with, through Jan. 16. 1302 Ninth St. NW; 202232-4788. Mexican Cultural Institute: “Weaving Diversity: Textiles From Oaxaca,” an exhibit of attire common in the late 19th and 20th centuries, through Feb. 26. 2829 16th St. NW; 202-728-1628, Portal.
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“Barron Hilton: Pioneers of Flight Gallery,” the museum’s exhibit of aviation and rocketry in the 1920s and ’30s reopened with additional artifacts, through May 2; “Beyond: Visions of Our Solar System,” through May 2. “Moving Beyond Earth,” an interactive exhibition that explores recent advances made in human spaceflight, ongoing. Sixth Continued on page E13
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tion,” through Jan. 2, 2012; “The Pre-
Street and Independence Avenue SW;
Raphaelite Lens: British Photogra-
phy and Painting, 1848-1875,” a look at nearly 100 photographs and 20 paintings by British artists, through Jan. 30. Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue
National Building Museum: “Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s,” a look at the legacy of the fairs in Chicago, San Diego, Dallas, Cleveland, San Francisco and New York during the Great Depression, through July 10; “Lego Architecture: Towering Ambition,” architectural artist Adam Reed Tucker uses Lego blocks to re-create landmarks including the Empire State Building, through Sept. 5. 401 F St. NW; 202-272-2448, Nbm.org. National Gallery of Art, West Building: “From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collec-
8BKHHOC7D<;;BIH;:<;;B?D=I0 Painter Leslie Nolan saturates her works with intense color and pervasive emotion. You can see “Here Now 3,” above, and other paintings at the Touchstone Gallery’s exhibit “Off-Kilter,” which focuses on the instability and anxiety of modern life. It’s like if those Precious Moments paintings moved to Bizarro World.
Local movie times DISTRICT
AFI Silver Theatre Cultural Center
Little Fockers (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions: 11:40-2:20-5:00-7:40-10:10Movie Times Yogi Bear 3D (PG) RealD 3D: 11:15-1:30-4:05-6:20-9:00 Tron: Legacy in Disney Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: 12:10-3:20-6:30-9:35 The King’s Speech (R) AMC INDEPENDENT: 12:20-3:30-6:40-9:45 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: 11:35-2:40-5:30-8:30 Black Swan (R) AMC INDEPENDENT: 12:30-3:10-6:10-6:40-9:10-9:40 The Fighter (R) AMC INDEPENDENT: 12:50-4:00-7:10-9:55 The Tourist (PG-13) 11:50-2:30-5:20-8:10 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (PG-13) 11:20-2:50 Gulliver’s Travels (PG) 11:30-2:15-4:55-7:30-10:05 Tron: Legacy (PG) 5:10-8:20 Little Fockers (PG-13) 11:00-11:40-1:40-2:20-4:20-5:00-7:00-7:40-9:4010:10 How Do You Know (PG-13) 12:05-3:00-6:00-9:20 True Grit (PG-13) 12:40-3:40-6:50-9:35 Tangled (PG) 11:10-2:00
Black Swan (R) 12:30-2:45-5:00-7:15-9:30 I Love You Phillip Morris (R) NO PASSES: (!) 12:45-3:00-5:15-7:30-9:40 127 Hours (R) 1:00-3:15-5:30-7:40-9:45
AMC Loews Uptown 1
AMC Loews White Flint 5
Tron: Legacy in Disney Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: 4:00-7:15
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) 1:304:10-7:00 Tron: Legacy (PG) 1:15-4:25-7:30 Little Fockers (PG-13) 1:45-4:40-7:15 How Do You Know (PG-13) 2:15-5:10-8:00 True Grit (PG-13) 2:00-4:55-7:45
3426 Connecticut Avenue N.W. www.AMCTheatres.com
AMC Mazza Gallerie 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Yogi Bear 3D (PG) RealD 3D: 2:15-4:40-7:00-9:10 How Do You Know (PG-13) Club Cinema-Over 21: 2:00-4:45-7:40-10:30 The Tourist (PG-13) Club Cinema-Over 21: 12:20-2:50-5:20-7:50-10:20 The Fighter (R) AMC INDEPENDENT: 2:20-5:10-8:00-10:40 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) 1:504:30-7:10-10:00 Little Fockers (PG-13) 12:10-2:30-5:00-7:20-9:50 True Grit (PG-13) 2:10-4:50-7:30-10:10
5612 Connecticut Avenue
Casino Jack (R) 12:30-3:00-5:35-8:15 How Do You Know (PG-13) 11:30-2:15-5:00-7:45
Landmark E Street Cinema 555 11th St. NW
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (R) 1:30-3:30-5:30 I Love You Phillip Morris (R) 12:10-2:40-5:10-7:40-9:55 The King’s Speech (R) 12:45-2:15-3:45-5:15-6:45-8:15-9:30 Casino Jack (R) 1:15-4:15-7:00-9:40 Black Swan (R) 12:15-1:45-3:00-4:30-5:45-7:15-8:30-9:45 127 Hours (R) 1:00-3:15-5:30-7:45-10:00
Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 707 Seventh Street NW
Little Fockers (PG-13) Digital Projection: 1:00-3:35-6:30-9:30 Yogi Bear 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 12:05-2:10-4:30-9:10 Tron: Legacy in Disney Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 12:20-3:45-6:50-9:45 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 1:20-4:20-7:15-9:55 Gulliver’s Travels 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 12:40-3:00-5:20-7:40-10:00 The Tourist (PG-13) 1:10-4:10-7:05-9:45 The Fighter (R) 12:10-2:50-5:30-8:10-10:50 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (PG-13) 12:05-3:25-6:409:50 Little Fockers (PG-13) OC/DA: 4:50-10:50 Tron: Legacy (PG) 1:30-4:30-7:35-10:30 How Do You Know (PG-13) 12:50-4:00-7:20-10:15 Little Fockers (PG-13) 12:15-1:50-2:40-5:00-7:30-8:20-10:05 Love and Other Drugs (R) 8:00-10:40 Tangled (PG) 12:00-2:25-4:55 True Grit (PG-13) 12:00-2:35-5:10-7:50-10:35
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AMC Loews Georgetown 14 3111 K Street N.W.
NW; 202-737-4215, Nga.gov. National Museum of African Art: “African Mosaic: Celebrating a Decade of Collecting,” a collection of 112 objects that represent 10 years of building a permanent collection, through Dec. 11, 2011. 950 Independence Ave. SW; 202-6334600, Africa.si.edu. National Museum of American History: “A Gateway to the 19th Century: The William Steinway Diary, 1861-
8633 Colesville Road
AMC Loews Center Park 8 4001 Powder Mill Rd.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) CCClosed Captions: 1:50-4:30-7:10 The Tourist (PG-13) 2:05-4:45-7:20 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) 1:504:30-7:10 Gulliver’s Travels (PG) (!) 2:20-5:00-7:30 Tron: Legacy (PG) 1:10-4:00-7:00 Little Fockers (PG-13) 2:35-5:15-7:45 How Do You Know (PG-13) 4:05-6:50 True Grit (PG-13) 1:35-4:20-7:15 Tangled (PG) 1:20 Yogi Bear (PG) 12:50-2:55-5:30-8:00
11301 Rockville Pike
AMC Magic Johnson Capital Center 12 800 Shoppers Way
Yogi Bear 3D (PG) RealD 3D: 12:20-2:40-5:00-7:20-9:35 Tron: Legacy in Disney Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: 1:20-4:35-7:40-10:35 The Fighter (R) AMC INDEPENDENT: 11:35-2:30-5:25-8:05-10:45 The Tourist (PG-13) 12:00-2:35-5:10-7:50-10:25 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) 1:254:10-7:00-9:50 Gulliver’s Travels (PG) (!) 1:05-3:25-5:45-8:10-10:30 Tron: Legacy (PG) 12:35-3:40-6:45-9:45 Unstoppable (PG-13) 6:20-8:50 Little Fockers (PG-13) (!) 11:20-1:45-4:20-7:10-9:40 How Do You Know (PG-13) 11:00-2:05-5:05-8:00-10:40 True Grit (PG-13) (!) 11:15-2:00-4:45-7:30-10:05 Tangled (PG) 1:15-3:50-6:30-8:55 Yogi Bear (PG) 11:10-1:30-4:00
Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema 7235 Woodmont Avenue
Somewhere (R) 2:10-4:40-7:10-9:30 The King’s Speech (R) 1:00-2:00-3:00-4:00-5:00-6:00-7:00-8:00-8:45-9:45 Made in Dagenham (R) 1:30-4:15-7:15-9:55 Black Swan (R) 1:15-2:15-3:45-4:45-6:30-7:30-9:00-10:00 Rabbit Hole (PG-13) 2:20-4:55-7:20-9:50
Regal Bethesda 10 7272 Wisconsin Avenue
Yogi Bear 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 1:30-3:50-6:50-9:00 Tron: Legacy in Disney Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 1:00-4:00-7:00-10:00 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 1:15-4:10-6:40-9:20 Gulliver’s Travels 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 2:50-5:05-7:10-9:20 The Tourist (PG-13) 2:40-5:10-7:40-10:20 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (PG-13) 6:30-9:50 The Fighter (R) 2:20-5:00-7:50-10:30 Little Fockers (PG-13) 2:10-4:50-7:30-10:00 How Do You Know (PG-13) 1:50-4:30-7:20-10:20 True Grit (PG-13) 2:00-4:40-7:40-10:15 Tangled (PG) 1:40-4:05
Regal Hyattsville Royale Stadium 14 6505 America Blvd.
Little Fockers (PG-13) RW/DA: 2:05-5:05-7:55-10:40 Yogi Bear 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 1:50-4:20-7:20-9:50 Tron: Legacy in Disney Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 1:45-4:30-7:30-10:30 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 1:40-4:55-7:40-10:25 Gulliver’s Travels 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 1:30-4:15-7:05-9:45 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (PG-13) 6:50-10:15 The Tourist (PG-13) 1:55-4:45-7:45-10:10 The Fighter (R) 1:25-4:35-7:25-10:05 Tron: Legacy (PG) 1:00-4:00-7:00-10:00 Little Fockers (PG-13) 1:10-4:25-7:15-9:55 How Do You Know (PG-13) 2:00-4:40-7:35-10:35 True Grit (PG-13) 1:05-4:10-6:55-9:40 Tangled (PG) 1:35-3:55-7:10-9:35 Yogi Bear (PG) 1:20-3:50 Black Swan (R) 1:15-3:45-6:45-9:30
Regal Majestic 20 900 Ellsworth Drive
Little Fockers (PG-13) Digital Projection: 2:45-5:15-7:50-10:30 Yogi Bear 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 1:45-3:50-5:55-8:05-10:15 Tron: Legacy in Disney Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 12:30-3:10-6:15-9:15 Tron Legacy: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG) IMAX: (!) 1:00-4:00-7:00-10:00 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 1:40-4:20-6:55-9:50 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (PG-13) 12:35-3:45-7:0510:25 Gulliver’s Travels 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 12:25-2:30-4:45-7:15-9:20 The Tourist (PG-13) 1:10-3:40-6:20-8:35-11:05 Unstoppable (PG-13) 6:05-8:45 The Fighter (R) 1:30-4:30-6:30-7:30-9:25-10:20 Little Fockers (PG-13) RW/DA: 2:00-4:40-7:20-9:55 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) 12:45-3:20 Megamind (PG) 12:40-3:30 Due Date (R) 9:35 How Do You Know (PG-13) 1:25-4:05-7:10-10:05 Little Fockers (PG-13) 12:50-1:20-3:15-4:15-6:10-6:50-8:40-9:30-10:55 Tangled (PG) 1:35-4:10-6:45-9:10 True Grit (PG-13) 12:55-2:20-3:35-5:05-6:00-7:40-8:30-10:10-10:50 The King’s Speech (R) 2:35-5:25-8:10-11:00 Yogi Bear (PG) 12:30-3:00-5:20-7:25
AMC Courthouse Plaza 8 2150 Clarendon Blvd.
Tees Maar Khan (NR) AMC INDEPENDENT: 3:20-6:30-9:30 Black Swan (R) AMC INDEPENDENT: 4:45-7:20-10:00 Gulliver’s Travels 3D (PG) RealD 3D: 4:40-6:50-9:00 The Fighter (R) AMC INDEPENDENT: 3:30-4:30-6:10-7:10-8:50-9:50 How Do You Know (PG-13) 3:15-4:15-6:00-7:00-8:45-9:45 Tangled (PG) 3:50-6:40-9:10
AMC Hoffman Center 22 206 Swamp Fox Rd.
Tangled in Disney Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: 11:30-2:05-4:25-7:05-9:35 Yogi Bear 3D (PG) RealD 3D: 12:55-3:10-5:20-7:35-9:50 Tron: Legacy in Disney Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: 12:00-3:00-6:00-9:00 Tron Legacy: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG) IMAX 3D: 1:00-4:00-7:00-10:00 True Grit (PG-13) CC-Closed Captions: 1:20-4:05-6:45-9:25 The King’s Speech (R) AMC INDEPENDENT: 11:00-1:45-4:30-7:20-10:10 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: 12:45-3:35-6:25-9:15 Black Swan (R) AMC INDEPENDENT: 11:05-1:40-4:35-7:15-9:55 Gulliver’s Travels 3D (PG) RealD 3D: 12:40-3:05-5:25-7:45-10:05 The Fighter (R) AMC INDEPENDENT: 1:05-2:30-3:50-5:15-6:35-8:05-9:20 The Tourist (PG-13) 11:40-2:15-4:45-7:10-9:45 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (PG-13) 11:35-2:55-6:20-9:40 Megamind (PG) 11:55AM Gulliver’s Travels (PG) 11:15-1:35-3:55-6:15-8:35
Tron: Legacy (PG) 11:05-2:00-5:00-8:00 Due Date (R) 6:30-8:55 Little Fockers (PG-13) 11:20-12:05-1:10-1:50-2:35-3:40-4:20-5:05-6:10-6:557:40-8:45-9:30-10:15 How Do You Know (PG-13) 11:10-12:30-1:55-3:15-4:40-6:05-7:30-9:05 True Grit (PG-13) 11:50-1:20-2:35-4:05-5:05-6:45-7:40-9:25-10:15 Yogi Bear (PG) 11:45-2:10-4:15
Alexandria Old Town Theater 815 1/2 King St
True Grit (PG-13) (!) 4:30-7:15 The Tourist (PG-13) 5:00-7:30
Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse 2903 Columbia Pike
Red (PG-13) 7:00
Regal Ballston Common 12 671 N. Glebe Road
Little Fockers (PG-13) Digital Projection: 12:30-3:00-5:30-8:00-10:30 Yogi Bear 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 2:10-4:40-7:00-9:20 Tron: Legacy in Disney Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 1:20-4:10-7:35-10:40 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 1:30-4:20-7:10-10:20 The Tourist (PG-13) 1:40-4:00-6:50-9:30 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (PG-13) 3:10-6:40 Tron: Legacy (PG) 2:00-4:50-8:10 The Social Network (PG-13) 10:05 Little Fockers (PG-13) 2:30-5:00-7:30-10:00 True Grit (PG-13) 1:50-2:20-4:30-5:05-7:20-7:50-10:10-10:40 The King’s Speech (R) 2:25-5:20-8:20 Yogi Bear (PG) 12:40-2:50-5:10-7:40-9:50
Regal Kingstowne 16 5910 Kingstowne Towne Center
Little Fockers (PG-13) Digital Projection: 2:45-5:10-7:55-10:20 Yogi Bear 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 1:00-3:10-5:20-7:25 Tron: Legacy in Disney Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 1:40-4:40-7:40-10:35 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in Digital 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 2:25-5:00-7:50-10:30 Gulliver’s Travels 3D (PG) RealD 3D: (!) 1:15-3:30-6:00-8:15-10:25 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (PG-13) 6:35 The Tourist (PG-13) 2:10-4:45-7:20-9:50 The Fighter (R) 2:00-4:50-7:35-10:15 Tron: Legacy (PG) 9:55 Little Fockers (PG-13) 1:05-1:50-3:40-4:25-6:10-6:55-8:45-9:25 How Do You Know (PG-13) 6:25-9:10 True Grit (PG-13) 1:20-2:40-3:55-5:15-6:40-8:00-9:15-10:35 The King’s Speech (R) 1:30-4:15-7:10-10:00 Tangled (PG) 1:35-2:35-4:00-5:05-7:30 Yogi Bear (PG) 2:15-4:20 Black Swan (R) 1:55-4:30-7:05-9:40
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202-633-1000, Americanhistory.si.edu. National Museum of Natural History: “Celebrating 100 Years at the National Museum of Natural History,” a photographic exhibition recalling the museum’s evolution, through March 20; “Cyprus: Crossroads of Civilizations,” a look at the history of the Mediterranean island over 1,000 years, through May 1; “Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef,” a recent discovery of geometry in coral reefs is looked at through crochet, through April 24. 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW; 202-633-1000, Mnh.si.edu. LAST CHANCE National Museum of the American Indian: “Vantage Point: The Contemporary Native Art Collection,” a look at the museum’s contemporary art examining the past and present of Native Americans, through Aug. 7. Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW; 202-633-1000, Nmai.si.edu. Continued on page 17
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dining | M[[a[dZFWii Casa Nonna soaks fresh, fried doughnut balls in limoncello liqueur for the restaurant’s signature take on bomboloni, a classic Italian dessert.
Some tips the ensure you get the freshest doughnuts possible:
=BK9EI; Area pastry pushers offer inventive variations on the humble doughnut HekdZkf Whether you’re having them for breakfast or a late-night dessert, there’s something so satisfying about doughnuts that they are sometimes hard to eat because you’re grinning so widely. Now, thanks to area restaurants, smile from sunrise till sundown with fresh spins on these beloved circular treats. One of the tastiest twists on the standard doughnut are the beignets at the Korean-Cajun fusion joint Mokomandy out in Sterling, Va. Executive chef Daniel Stevens
makes the classic unique: “It’s a much cakier, yeastier flavor than you’d get from your typical Cafe du Monde-style beignet.” Each piping-hot order comes with an ever-changing array of dipping sauces that have included pumpkin butter, dulce de leche, blackberry coulis and quince-hibiscus sauce. Stevens says the Louisiana favorite is the eatery’s bestselling dessert by far. “I see a lot of people make their ‘wow’ face after the first bite,” he says. In D.C., Dupont Circle’s Eola serves a more traditional yeastrisen doughnut rolled in cinna-
EL;HBE7: Top: Mokomandy’s Louisiana-style beignets are served with an array of sauces. Bottom: For a less-mess batch, try Matchbox’s bite-sized, sugary doughnut holes.
=[jÊ;c>[h[ 2 Amys: 3715 Macomb St. NW; 202-885-5700, 2amyspizza.com. Casa Nonna: 1250 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-629-2505, Casanonna.com. Eola: 2020 P St. NW; 202-4664441, Eoladc.com. Matchbox, 713 H St. NW; 202289-4441, Matchboxdc.com. 1699 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md.; 301-816-0369; Matchboxrockville.com. Mokomandy: 20789 Great Falls Plaza, Sterling, Va.; 571313-0505, Mokomandy.com. Tabard Inn, 1739 N St. NW; 202-331-8528, Tabardinn.com.
mon sugar. “Ours our sweet, but not over-the-top sweet,” says chef Daniel Singhofen, before quickly adding, “Though I do love Krispy Kreme.” Singhofen is an unabashed fan of the pastries in general: “A doughnut is way better than toast.” His come as part of Eola’s make-yourown breadbasket, which can also include homemade scones, buttermilk biscuits and brioche rolls (but absolutely no toast). 2 Amys pizzeria in Cathedral Heights also has a sugar-dusted option. However, the dough is less sweet, which makes them a nice starter for your midday
EOLA serves doughnuts at a monthly Sunday brunch only. The next one is Feb. 13. RSVP now. TABARD INN serves doughnuts at weekend brunches only, which fill up fast. RSVP now. MOKOMANDY is open for dinner only (5-10 p.m.) and turns over several batches of doughnuts a day. 2 AMYS serves doughnuts during lunch on Saturdays and Sundays only. For maximum freshness, get there when the doors open (11 a.m. Sat. and noon Sun.) CASA NONNA and MATCHBOX make doughnuts to order.
meal. More gluttonous are Tabard Inn’s sweet circles, which come showered in cinnamon sugar and accompanied by a mound of vanilla whipped cream. For doughnuts as dessert, Matchbox (D.C. and Rockville) fills paper cones with cinnamon donut balls and serves them with a small cup of warm espresso Kahlua dipping crème, a great option for the whole table. “We’re known for sharing food — pizza, mini-burgers,” says co-owner Perry Smith. “So, we wanted to carry that into the dessert menu.” For a playful sweet finish, try Casa Nonna in Dupont Circle. Executive chef Amy Brandwein prepares the pastry in the form of a standard Italian dessert, bomboloni. Fried doughnut balls are soaked in syrupy limoncello liqueur and then dressed up with mini-meringues and a few curly slivers of candied lemon peel. “It’s a flirtatious and fun dessert,” Brandwein says. “Plus, they’re called bomboloni. You couldn’t ask for a more fantastic name.” If that name doesn’t make you smile, the first bite definitely will. NE VIN MARTELL
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The Yale 2011 Winter Tour Whiffenpoofs Jeffrey Douma, Musical Director
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If you don’t want to trek out to Eden Center in Falls Church for a taste of Vietnamese cuisine, just zip over to Ba Bay on Capitol Hill. Executive chef Nick Sharpe used to work at nearby Sonoma, where he specialized in modern Italian fare. Now he’s turning his culinary eye to the East, where he’s stirring up successes mixed Sharpe with missteps. The chili-glazed chicken wings are a nice starter; a smidge of sweet complements the hint of heat. Likewise, the autumn rolls — a crispier take on traditional spring rolls — are a fine kickoff dish, especially when dipped into the peanut-hoisin sauce. Less enjoyable is the chicken liver mousse pâté, which is smooth
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Satisfy sweet and spicy cravings with Ba Bay’s chili-glazed chicken wings.
but far too heavy to truly be called a mousse. And when it is joined with the pear mustard, all the flavors muddle together without any satisfying synchronicity. One of the most interesting lunchtime entrees isn’t even on the menu. The banh mi sandwich changes daily and is limited to 20 orders. A recent version found a baguette firmly stuffed with homemade pork pâté, trotter terrine, pickled daikon (an Eastern radish),
onions and carrots, plenty of cilantro and a generous smear of freshly made mayonnaise. It’s a strong take on a Vietnamese street food staple and an interesting alternative to a midday burger. For dessert, order the warm banana cake sitting in a pool of curried chocolate sauce and covered in a tumble of homemade peanut brittle shards. Take a pass on the trying-too-hard-to-be-clever coffee pudding with condensed milk ice cream, which fails to mimic the rich, sweet Vietnamese coffee experience. If you’re in that mood, just order a cup of Ba Bay’s coffee and make sure to swirl your spoon into its depths so you kick up the hidden pool of condensed milk. Ba Bay is an energized upstart with a lot of promise, though there are a few kinks to work out. The exciting menu and eager team are reasons to keep going back — this tribute to Vietnam’s street fare will only grow better with time. NE VIN MARTELL
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WHERE THE STARS SHINE INDOORS! TOM CHAPIN
The Discovery Series
THE PEABODY TRIO
Talented singer/songwriter called “one of the more serene pleasures in pop music” by People magazine SAT., JANUARY 8
Mendelssohn, Brahms & more FRI., JANUARY 14
Special event for Young Professionals! THURS., JANUARY 27
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and Joey Bland star in Second City’s examination of all things female, “A Girl’s Guide to Washington Politics,” now playing at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre.
The Discovery Series
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of journalists covering it, through Sept. 5;
LAST CHANCE National Museum of
“Elvis! His Groundbreaking, Hip-Shaking,
Women in the Arts: Loïs Mailou
Newsmaking Story,” an exhibit about Elvis
Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color,“ the first
Presley as he was portrayed in the media,
major retrospective of the pioneer-
through Feb. 14; “G-Men and Journalists:
ing African-American artist’s 75-year
Top News Stories of the FBI’s First Cen-
career, through Sun. Books Without
tury,” coverage of the FBI’s most famous
Words: The Visual Poetry of Elisabetta
investigations, through Dec. 31, 2011;
Gut,” a display of visual poetry in the
“Inside Tim Russert’s Office: If It’s Sunday,
form of books, collage-poems and book-
It’s ‘Meet the Press,’” the former show’s
objects, through Jan. 16. 1250 New York
host’s office is partially reassembled,
Ave. NW; 202-783-5000, Nmwa.org.
through Dec. 31, 2011; 555 Pennsylvania
National Portrait Gallery: “Americans Now” surveys the past 10 years in popular culture, through June 19; “Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer,” photographs capturing Elvis Presley’s transition into an American icon, through Jan. 23; “Glimpse of the Past: A Neighborhood Evolves,” a photographic exploration of the neighborhood surrounding the Patent Office Building, through Jan. 8, 2012; “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” illustrates the changing social attitudes toward sexual difference and how they are depicted, through Feb. 13; “One Life: Katharine Graham,” the Washington Post publisher’s life is portrayed through photographs, portraits, video, drawings and newspaper clippings, through May 30. Eighth and F streets NW; 202-633-1000, Npg.si.edu. Newseum: “Athlete: The Sports Illustrated Photography of Walter Looss,” through Dec. 31, 2011; “Covering Katrina,” a look at the hurricane through the eyes
DAVID JOLLEY, HORN EDUARD LAUREL, PIANO
“Horn soloist of remarkable virtuosity” —The New York Times FRI., JANUARY 28
GENERAL ADMISSION DANCE WED., FEBRUARY 2
THE SWINGING ’30S Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Cole Porter & more! SAT., JANUARY 29
CHRISTIAN SCOTT New Orleans jazz trumpeter THURS., FEBRUARY 3
Ave. NW; 888-639-7386, Newseum.org.
LAST CHANCE Phillips Collection: The Discovery Series
“Coburn and the Photographic Portfo-
lio,” selections of Coburn’s book illus-
Telemann, Corelli, and Handel by “sophisticated and beguiling ensemble” —The New York Times FRI., FEBRUARY 11
trations will be displayed, through Sun; “Installations: Jae Ko,” the artist presents his three-part installation called
GRAMMY-nominated bluegrass trio rising in the Americana scene WED., FEBRUARY 9
“Force of Nature,” made from packing paper, through Feb. 20; “Side by Side: Oberlin’s Masterworks at the Phillips,” works from the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin and the Phillips’ permanent collection, through Jan. 16; “TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845-1945,” more than 130 photographs that explore the evolution of pictorialism over 100 years, through Jan. 9. 1600 21st St. NW; 202387-2151, Phillipscollection.org. Renwick Gallery: “A Revolution in Wood: The Bresler Collection,” a collection of 66 well-known works of turned and carved wood, through Jan. 30; “The Art of Gaman,” a showcase of arts and Continued on page E18
Inspirational artist called a “shaman” of folk-pop THURS., FEBRUARY 10
AND MANY MORE!
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JANUARY 6–20 H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H 6 THU H NSO Youth Orchestra Day
Promising DC-area high school musicians perform with National Symphony Orchestra musicians.
7 FRI H Yoro Ndiaye The Senegalese guitarist finds the more introspective sweet spot of the dance-oriented, Afropop style mbalax.
8 SAT H The Mason Chamber Players
The George Mason University faculty ensemble plays classical works by Milhaud, Haydn, and others.
9 SUN H
Scythian The Celtic rock band performs music from its children’s album Cake for Dinner.
10 MON H Jayme Stone Dubbed “the Yo-Yo Ma of the banjo,” the Juno Award winner is influenced by Japanese poetry, Brazilian literature, the music of West Africa, and folk dances from around the world.
11 TUE H Vincent Lê Quang Trio
Led by the French saxophonist and composer, the trio “soundpaints” classical and jazz to create vivacious improvisational music.
14 FRI H Bob Franke The singer-songwriter is best known for his wise and spiritually generous songs, along with topical songs sugared with the hilarious.
SAT H Lucky Dub
This spirited band styles their sound around reggae, funk, ska, hip hop and rock.
SUN H University of Rochester Brass Choir
40-member group performs works from the Renaissance through contemporary and popular music.
IN THE CONCERT HALL
A DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION
17 MON H Let Freedom Ring The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The concert featuring Grammy Award®–winning, platinum-selling vocalist Patti LaBelle also includes the Let Freedom Ring Choir with Music Director, Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. *Tickets Required. Free tickets will be given away two (2) per person in line in the Hall of Nations at 4 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 17 on a first-come, first-served basis.
12 WED H Saxony-Anhalt Founded in 1992, the group is made up of principal players from German orchestras.
5–6 P.M. NIGHTLY H GRAND FOYER BARS The Millennium Stage was created and underwritten by James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs to make the performing arts accessible to everyone in fulfillment of the Kennedy Center’s mission to its community and the nation. The Millennium Stage, underwritten by James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs, is brought to the public by Target Stores, with additional funding provided by The U.S. Department of Education, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Capital One Bank, The Meredith Foundation, Dr. Deborah Rose and Dr. Jan A.J. Stolwijk, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Millennium Stage Endowment Fund, and the Kennedy Center Washington Committee on the Arts.
Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Serbia.
THE PRESIDENCY OF JOHN F. KENNEDY: A 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION January 20, 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. As a fitting commemoration for the president who believed that the arts can help shape the national character and bring understanding between nations, the Kennedy Center hosts a three week-long series of performances and events featuring music, theater, dance, and poetry January 18-February 6, 2011. Visit kennedy-center.org/jfk50.
WED & THU H Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre
19 & 20
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LAST CHANCE A Girl’s Guide to Wash-
ington Politics: Chicago’s Second City returns with a humorous take on prominent female politicians, through Jan. 9, $15-$75. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW; 202-393-3939, Woollymammoth.net. A Shadow Of Honor: opens Fri. through Jan. 30. Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW; 703-892-0202, Keegantheatre.com. Annie: A plucky redheaded orphan and her bald billionaire protector host an expansive, confident production of this evergreen musical, through Jan. 16, $26-$54. Olney Theatre Center, 2001
Additional support is provided by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Altria Group, Constance Milstein de La Haye St. Hilaire and JehanChristophe de La Haye St. Hilaire, Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, Grace and Morton Bender, and David Gregory and Beth Wilkinson.
Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Germany.
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The mezzo-soprano, principal soloist of the Serbian National Theatre opera company, performs with classical guitarist Nemanja Bogunovic.
The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration is the 2011 Rubenstein Program and is made possible through the generosity of David and Alice Rubenstein.
Participants play a variety of classical works.
Students perform Kanji Segawa’s Toward the Light; the pas de deux from Vasily Vainonen’s Flames of Paris, staged by Raymond Lukens; and Lukens’s Divertissement.
Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of France.
13 THU H NSO Youth Fellows
18 TUE H Dragana Jugovi
MON 17 H PATTI LABELLE
Live Internet broadcast, video archive, artist information, and more at
kennedy-center.org/millennium TAKE METRO to the Foggy Bottom/ GWU station and ride the free Kennedy Center shuttle departing every 15 minutes until midnight.
FREE TOURS are given daily by the Friends of the Kennedy Center tour guides. Tour hours: Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. For information, call (202) 416-8340.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information call: (202) 467-4600 (202) 416-8524 T T Y GET CONNECTED! Become a fan of Millennium Stage on Facebook and check out artist photos, upcoming events, and more! PLEASE NOTE:
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IN THE CONCERT HALL
ter: “Southern Identity: Contemporary Argentine Art,” a bilingual exhibition of artistic trends, through Jan. 23. “The Healing Power of Art: Works of Art by Haitian Children After the Earthquake,” children express their feelings about the earthquake through art, through Sun. 1100 Jefferson Drive SW; 202-633-1000, Si.edu/ripley. Smithsonian American Art Museum: “John Gossage: The Pond,” between 1981 and 1985, John Gossage traveled the Washington suburbs with his camera to focus on a pocket of wild, untouched nature and published the book “The Pond.” The exhibit is the first time all 53 gelatin silver prints will be on display, through Jan. 17. “Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow,” the contemporary artist uses vivid imagery to display his concern about the world’s ecosystems, through May 8. Eighth and F streets NW; 202-6331000, Americanart.si.edu. Textile Museum: “Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats,” a look at the museum’s collection of ikats, clothing from central Asia, through March 13. 2320 S St. NW; 202-667-0441, Textilemuseum.org.
Woodrow Wilson House: “The Art of First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson: American Impressionist,” a selection of 18 paintings by the former first lady, through April 10. 2340 S St. NW; 202387-4062, Woodrowwilsonhouse.org. Zenith Gallery: “Universe,” paintings by Anne Marchand and sculptures by Craig Schaffer, through Jan. 28; “Food Glorious Food VI: Sustainable & Scrumptious,” through Feb. 6. 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; 202-783-2963.
The Kennedy Center welcomes persons with disabilities.
DE8?=IED=7D::7D9;0 Anna Deavere Smith embodies champion
cyclists and supermodels, examining the breakdown of bodies and the survival of the spirit, in her one-woman show “Let Me Down Easy,” playing at Arena Stage.
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picks the bully May’s name for secret
about mortality, through Feb. 13, $55-
Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW; 202-
ber’s musical focuses on the old glam-
Santa. Will May get a lump of coal, or will
$85. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW; 202-
our of Hollywood, through Feb. 13, $59-
Junie B. find her holiday spirit? Adapted
LAST CHANCE Candide: Mary Zimmerman directs a new adaptation of Vol-
from the book series by Barbara Park,
taire’s satire about an optimistic man
through Sun., $10-$22. Imagination
looking for true love, through Jan. 9. 610
Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda; 301-
F St. NW; 202-547-1122, Shakespearetheatre.org. LAST CHANCE Junie B. in Jingle
Bells, Batman Smells!: Junie B.
280-1660, Imaginationstage.org. Let Me Down Easy: Anna Deavere Smith’s one-woman show is based on more than 300 interviews with people
Marcus; Or the Secret Of Sweet: Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “The Brother/ Sister Plays” (“The Brothers Size” and “In the Red and Brown Water”) concludes with a young man’s search for love in Louisiana, through Feb. 13, $35$65, seniors and students $5 discount.
“RUN - DO NOT WALK
South Pacific: Lincoln Center Theater presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical about love and war during World War II, through Jan. 16, $39-$150. Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW; 202-467-4600, 800-444-1324, Kennedy-center.org. Sunset Boulevard: Andrew Lloyd Web-
$85. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington; 703-820-9771, 703-5737328, Signature-theatre.org. LAST CHANCE The Mousetrap: Agatha Christie’s murder mystery is presented, through Sun., $25-$50. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean, Va.; 800-8383006, 1ststagespringhill.org.
TO SEE THIS PLAY!”
– Today Show
“THOUGHTFUL AND VIBRANT.”
– New York Post
“ENGROSSING AND MOVING.”
“VITAL AND RADIANT.”
– New York Times
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Photo of Anna Deavere Smith by Mary Ellen Mark.
“GORGEOUS.” –San Francisco Examiner
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Second Stage Theatre’s production of
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New ‘Newlyweds’ E! gets ready to begin filming reality spin-off ‘Khloe and Lamar’ (-
Guiding Light Oprah Winfrey says shows on her cable network OWN will offer “pieces of light.” I assessed the light content of last Saturday’s preview of “Kidnapped by the Kids,” above, a reality series launching in March. Premise: Offspring force workaholic parent to shun work and spend time with them. Exterior light: Bedroom lamp shines before dad hits sack Sunday to rest up before early flight for a week of out-of-town work; airport lights glare 8oCWhY as son and daughter I_bl[h “kidnap” dad; flashlight illuminates tent during camping phase of kidnapping; sunlight strikes dad and son when son says, “I think you [travel on business] because you hate us.” Absence of light: At first, Dad dimly deems kidnapping “ludicrous,” defends NEAR TOTAL ABSENCE from family, citing need to make money for house, food, son’s camp. Inspirational light: When dad is dismayed that fishing trip nets no fish, son says, “Fishing is about getting fish but also spending time with who you are doing it with.” Dad sees the light: “Everything I do is for you guys. Sometimes maybe I do it wrong.” Conclusion: Viewers, you’ll need sunglasses. And … sniff, sniff … tissues. Comments? Give Marc your feedback: expressnightout.com/muse
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Ricky Skaggs’ cup isn’t half-empty — or even half-full. “My cup runneth over,” the country legend sings on his latest album, “Mosaic.” It’s difficult to argue with such an expression of contentment, especially considering the career Skaggs has had. After a string of hits during the 1980s and 1990s that pegged him as a Nashville neo-traditionalist, he founded Skaggs Family Records and reinvented himself as a bluegrass picker, a pop singer, a gospel crooner and everything in between.
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It really did. It’s the first time I’ve been nominated in a folk or gospel category. It’s always been bluegrass or country. “Songs My Dad Loved”
Grammy-nominated country musician Ricky Skaggs isn’t afraid to dabble in genres as diverse as pop, gospel and bluegrass.
was a real surprise, and I’m so thankful for that. It would be really great to win that for my dad. You music lies at the intersection of so many styles. Did you think about categories like gospel, folk, or country, especially on “Mosaic”?
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M_f[ekjContestants tackle an extreme obstacle course to win $50,000 in the special new “winterized” edition of the hit competition series. No details yet on what that entails. But while there may be snow on the ground, you can bet the players will be working up a sweat.
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The Orange and Blue Lines between Rosslyn and Farragut West stations will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, January 14 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, January 18. Foggy Bottom-GWU station will also be closed. In addition, expect some delays as trains share one track on portions of the Red, Blue and Orange Lines to perform work related to NTSB recommendations, cell phone coverage and other safety and reliability improvements. For more information about this important work, please visit MetroOpensDoors.com or call 202-637-7000. Station and track closing
Take the Yellow Line to avoid the work zone.
From 10 p.m. Friday, January 14 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, Metro crews will replace four track switches at Foggy Bottom-GWU station to comply with National Transportation Safety Board recommendations. Crews will also begin replacing escalators and elevators and improving cell phone coverage in the area. GG Foggy Bottom-GWU station — as well as the Orange and Blue lines between Rosslyn and Farragut West stations — will be closed. GG Both entrances to Farragut West station will be open all weekend. GG There will be free shuttle bus service between Rosslyn and Farragut West stations with a stop at Foggy Bottom-GWU station approximately every 10 minutes. At Rosslyn station, the bus stop will be on Moore Street near the station entrance. At Foggy Bottom-GWU station, the bus stop will be on 23rd Street, south of G Street. Northbound buses to Farragut West station. Southbound buses to Rosslyn station. At Farragut West station, there will be two bus stops on Eye Street, one between 16th and 17th streets and one at 18th Street. (The station’s elevator is located at the 18th Street entrance.) Signs will direct you to the shuttle bus stops. If you plan to use Metrorail through the work area, please add 40 minutes to your trip time.
If you’re coming into the city from Virginia to a destination on the Blue Line, consider taking the Yellow Line and transferring to the Blue Line at L’Enfant Plaza station. Metro will increase service on the Yellow Line from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday.
Single-tracking Over this weekend, Metro will also perform work on several sections of track throughout the Metrorail system. This work will require trains to share one track in the following areas and could increase your trip time by up to 20 minutes. G
On the Orange Line between East Falls Church and West Falls Church stations. Trains will share one track to allow for major construction activities for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.
On the Red Line between Van Ness-UDC and Friendship Heights stations. Trains will share one track to allow for the repair of tunnel leaks and installation of new bumpy tiles on the Tenleytown station platform.
On the Red Line between New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U and Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood stations. Trains will share one track to allow for ongoing rehabilitation of the Red Line.
On the Blue Line between Van Dorn and Braddock Rd stations. Trains will share one track to allow for maintenance work related to the Wilson Bridge Project.
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Published on Feb 10, 2012