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Artist Nancy Chunn, who specializes in documenting political arenas, has no shortage of moral outrage toward her subjects. In her Corcoran Gallery exhibit, “Nancy Chunn: Front Pages 1996,” she draws on the front page of the New York Times for 366 days (of the leap year), inspired by the proclaimed desire to talk back to authority. While this series sounds like fun for newsies, it’s surprising that such a self-proclaimed skeptic lets the paper lead her around and “teach” her, by year’s end, how it makes news worldly. Her stamped-on labels of “Good City Gone Bad” or “Just Throw Away the Key” may be parodying the pop-judgment hooks of headlines, but why neglect a healthy sense of doubt about the bearers of the subject matter? Still, yesterday’s news deserves a second look—after all, tragedy plus time equals comedy—sometimes. Ask Chunn as she signs the exhibit’s companion book, Front Pages, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 17th & New York Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 639-1702. (GE)