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Will mobile devices replace binoculars at the opera?

New technology that puts onstage action right into the laps of patrons could soon change the face of opera.

Monday - 07/28/2014, 02:50am EDT

Tags: Wolf Trap, opera, carmen, Google Glass, smartphones, tablets, mobitxt, figaro systems,

'Monster Fish' tales: Hunting the world's largest freshwater fish (Photos)

Most people run away from monsters, but not Zeb Hogan. The host of National Geographic's "Monster Fish" has made a career our of unearthing some of the planet's most terrifying, if misunderstood, aquatic creatures.

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 11:38am EDT

Tags: monster fish, zeb hogan, snakefishhead,

Inside the art of life and death masks (Photos)

From ancient Greece to the American Confederacy, famous and powerful figures have been immortalized through plaster masks sculpted during a person's lifetime or immediately after their death.

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 02:03am EDT

Tags: National Portrait Gallery, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, one life, life mask, death mask, karin sander

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How did Edgar Allan Poe really die?

Edgar Allan Poe's lifeless body has been found in a gutter, yet signs of the reclusive writer have been found all over Baltimore. A team of muckraking journalists sift through the clues to find out what happened to him.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 12:30pm EDT

Tags: Capital Fringe Festival, a dream within a dream, Edgar Allan Poe

Hollywood slump haunts box office sales

Witches, dragons and even superheroes can't seem to help the box office this summer as ticket sales are down 20 percent compared to this time last year. So what gives?

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 11:45am EDT

Tags: movies, Hollywood, box office numbers

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Rep. Andy Harris speaks out on D.C. marijuana laws

The controversy over decriminalizing marijuana is turning into a heated battle between two local leaders with differing approaches to drug laws.

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 12:59pm EDT

Tags: Andy Harris, Vince Gray, marijuana, decriminalization,

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From Washington Post reporter to crack addict

Washington Post reporter Ruben Castaneda was on the fast track when it came to both work and play.

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 10:47am EDT

Tags: ruben castaneda, addiction, marion barry, Washington Post

Cirque du Soleil enchants with 'Amaluna' (Photos)

Imagine an island entirely inhabited and ruled by goddesses. Then imagine what would happen if a group of young men is suddenly marooned there.

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 05:37am EDT

Tags: Cirque du Soleil, amaluna, National Harbor

Bethesda producer picks up where 'War of the Roses' left off

In a world where millions of marriages end in divorce, the question of what happens to the children is worth considering.

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 05:17am EDT

Tags: jonathan adler, warren adler, war of the roses, grey eagle films, movies

Column: How to prevent and treat blood clots this traveling season

Getting ready to take a long flight or road trip? Make sure to get up, move around and watch out for blood clots.

Monday - 06/23/2014, 11:01am EDT

Tags: blood clots, blood thinners, coumadin, wayfarin, xarelto

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