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In this Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 photo, Jordan Peele poses for a portrait at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles. Peele's directorial debut, Get Out, in theaters Friday is one of those rare creations that functions both as a taut psychological thriller and as searing social commentary about racism in the modern era. (Rich Fury / Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 4 P.M.

Jordan Peele turns his focus to directing in ‘Get Out’

new His directorial debut, “Get Out,” in theaters Friday, is one of those rare creations that functions both as a taut psychological thriller and as searing social commentary about racism in the modern era. The premise is simple: A black man, Chris, (Daniel Kaluuya) goes upstate with his white girlfriend, Rose, (Allison Williams) to meet her parents (Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener) and things get weird. It’s been described as “The Stepford Wives” meets “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”

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In this photo taken Feb. 17, 2017, the Apollo 11 capsule sits in the restoration hanger at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., ahead of a planned four-city tour. The airplane at left is the only aircraft in the Smithsonian’s collection that was stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the day the naval base at the harbor was attacked by Japan. (Jessica Gresko / AP)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 11:21 A.M.

DC-based for decades, Apollo 11 capsule to go on road trip

The capsule, named “Columbia,” went on a tour of U.S. capitals following its historic role in the mission to the moon. But since then it has made its home at the Smithsonian in Washington. On Wednesday, officials announced a four-city road tour ahead of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in 2019. The capsule will visit museums in Houston, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Seattle as part of a new exhibit:

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Avont Grant’s twist on the classic Manhattan features a tincture of dark rum infused with a cigar for smoky flavor and dry finish. (Adriana Janovich)

TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 5 P.M.

How to stock a home bar

You don’t need to perform flip-to-pour bottle tricks to entertain guests. But you do need to have booze. A good host keeps the home bar well-stocked and ready for company. Here, four professional Spokane bartenders share their essentials: Avont Grant, ...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017

Quality patient care should be provided by all doctors

Dear Doctor: I’ve read about a recent study that found that elderly patients with female doctors fared better than those who were treated by men. I wonder – what do Dr. Ko and Dr. Glazier think about these results? Dear Reader: You’re referring to the results of a study performed by Harvard researchers, published in December 2016 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. To say that it caused a bit of a stir is an understatement. Our colleague Dr. Ashley gave his take on these findings yesterday. Our reactions follow later.

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