The United States operates hundreds of military bases in foreign countries - a network that extends American influence far outside U.S. borders. We chat with author David Vine, whose newest book explores how America's network of military bases abroad may be making the United States and other countries less safe.
Broadway may still be the best-known place to catch a new show, but the hotbed of American theater may be in smaller cities like Washington, D.C. We hear about the latest plays to hit local stages — and find out how local companies are coping with the sluggish economy.
“Clybourne Park” Woolly Mammoth Theater
“In Darfur” Theater J
“Sophisticated Ladies” Lincoln Theater
“Title of Show” Signature Theater
“Da” Olney Theater Center
“The Liar” Shakespeare Theater Company
“Reasons to be Pretty” Studio Theater
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