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How cartoonists are needling the Senate health-care bill

IS THE Senate health-care bill about to flat-line?Several Republican senators have said they won’t support the new approach to an Obamacare surrogate. Governors from both parties wrote in The Washington Post: “All Americans will come out on the losing end if we simply replace one divisive plan
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Mongolians, Zimbabweans and refugees come to sing for JFK

How do you commemorate John F. Kennedy in a performing arts festival? All this season, the Kennedy Center has been trying to answer that question with a series of performances honoring Kennedy’s centennial that often seem only tenuously linked to Kennedy.“I don’t care if [audiences] don’t ge
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A museum honoring American writers opens in Chicago. But where are the books?

CHICAGO — Stop us if you’ve heard this one before.An Irish former trade association head, a German lawyer and a native-born business executive, all residents of Washington and not an author among them, decide to create a museum dedicated to American writers. In Chicago, where two of them have n
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Aquaman’s Hollywood-inspired comic book makeover also comes with a blockbuster story

Note: Spoilers for “Aquaman” no. 25.The comic book Aquaman is ready for his Hollywood close-up.When a comic book character has a movie coming out, the live-action and comic book styles will mirror each other as much as they can.In the pages of DC Comics, Superman and Batman are now trunkless, ju
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Chihuly complements — and sometimes competes with — nature at New York Botanical Garden

Dale Chihuly is the most famous glass artist of our time, and admirers see his work as inventive, colorfully dazzling, technically virtuosic and exuberant.And yet the art critics have never warmed to him, regarding his sculptures as brash and empty. Washington Post critics, over the years, have labe
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For ‘Okja,’ growing a GMO pig from page to screen

NEW YORK — The giant genetically modified pig of Bong Joon Ho’s “Okja” is 8-feet tall, 13-feet long and would, if real, weigh six tons. It looks most like a hippo, but it has big floppy dog ears and moves a little like an elephant.It’s a hybrid creature for a hybrid movie. Like the South K
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The ultimate fantasy wedding: Wonder Woman weds Deadpool at Awesome Con

Imagine a wedding between Wonder Woman and Deadpool, attended by Mary Poppins, Superman, Dr. Who, Kylo Ren and the Little Mermaid.More than 100 costume-clad nerds, cosplayers, gamers and fantasists gathered June 17 to celebrate the real-life union of Megan Mattingly and Adam Merica, dressed as Wonde
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In the galleries: This art will really speak to you

“Don’t look at this picture. It’s not for you.” So commands “Don’t Look,” one of the mouthy sound-and-vision pieces in “Talking Pictures,” Ron Meick’s witty show at Washington Printmakers Gallery. Visually, the Delaware artist’s pictures are diverse in style, theme and media. A
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TV highlights: ‘GLOW’ premieres on Netflix

The Great British Baking Show (MPT at 9; WETA at 10:30) The bakers tackle various bread challenges. Dark Matter (Syfy at 9) Unbeknownst to the rest of the crew, Three relives the same day while trapped in a time loop. 20/20 (ABC at 10) 20/20 explores questions surrounding the death of O
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Oskar Fischinger: Salute the animation legend with this beautifully interactive Google Doodle

TO VIEW the mesmerizing art of Oskar Fischinger is to hear it, and to listen to one of his films is to see it. In his hands, sight and sound engage in a hypnotically magical dance, till geometry seems to beat like biology, pulsating with the very stuff of life.As the great abstract animator himself
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