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AUGUST 22

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A video companion to those “I’m not a tourist, I live here” T-shirts, The Extra Mundane Tour of Washington is a snidely amusing anti-guide to Our Nation’s Capital. It takes great pains to point out to prospective visitors that D.C. “is not a fun city.” How can it be, when “class presidents and captains of debate teams come to work here?” That the creators live in Northern Virginia does not make their observations any less pertinent. In the same vein, the cultural wasteland of suburban teenhood proves downright disturbing in Scourge of Suburbia, which takes a look at “unremarkable yet disturbing” Yorktown, Va.—not coincidentally the hometown of the video’s director, high-school junior Matt Harrison. Both video shorts are being screened in conjunction with the Building Museum’s student-created exhibit, “Investigating Where We Live” starting at 12:15 p.m. at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. FREE. (202) 272-2448. (Dave Nuttycombe)