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What the Bones Reveal: Inside the Forensic Anthropology Center
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What the Bones Reveal: Real-Time Crime Scene Investigation

Volumes of information can be found in a skeleton or decomposing body. There are plenty of each at the Forensic Anthropology Center at the University of Tennessee, whose director Dawnie Wolfe Steadman shares how the grim secrets unlocked by scientists aid work in law enforcement and human rights investigations.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 9:30 A.M.
Books@Noon

Grab your sandwich or salad and spend the noon hour with Craig Nelson and his book The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era. The format is informal, the topics are timely, and there’s time to chat with the featured writer.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 12:00 P.M.
Capital Brews: The Beverage All of Washington Agrees On

A new generation of local craft brewers is adding the latest chapter to Washington’s venerable history as a beer town. Bill Butcher of Port City Brewing and author and historian Garrett Peck trace the traditions of brewing in the capital city—which date to pre-Revolutionary days—and offer a taste of some of today’s most interesting D.C. brews.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
A Dip Into the Past: The History of America in Ice Cream Scoops

It’s a story of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness—just like America’s—but with sprinkles on top. Collector Don Kaufman looks at the invention, perfection, and popularization of a very small piece of technology that has played a big role in our national life: the ice cream scoop.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
Understanding Ballet: Classical to Contemporary

Join choreographer Diane Coburn Bruning as she traces the development of ballet forms and styles through performance clips of landmark works and legendary artists. Then, step into an interactive working rehearsal with dancers and musicians to get a close-up look at—and perhaps take part in—the making of a contemporary ballet.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 10:00 A.M.
Travel Writer Patricia Schultz: 1,000 Places…and Beyond

For more than a decade, Patricia Schultz’s 1,000 Places To See Before You Die has been a doorway to places familiar and far-flung for intrepid vacationers. Get this ultimate travel insider’s recommendations, then begin to assemble your own itinerary.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
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