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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.
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.
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.
Sherlock Holmes Under the Magnifying Glass: A Conan Doyle Birthday Celebration

Celebrate Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 154th as writer Daniel Stashower undertakes an affectionate investigation of the legendary sleuth of Baker Street and his creator. The evening also features actor Scott Sedar reading some of Conan Doyle’s classic works.

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 6:45 P.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.
Carla Hall’s International Flavors of Home

No matter what traditions shape the home cooking you love, Carla Hall knows that comfort food serves the same purpose all over the globe: It makes us feel closer to the things and people we love. Join her as she talks about crafting an international spin on classic recipes in her newest book, Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World.

Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
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