Washington, D.C. stands as a national focal point for the arts, with many venues for the performing arts in the city, as well as its own music genre, called go-go, a funk set of R&B reinforced by percussion and upbeat rhythms, coined, as they “go and go and go.” With more than 175 embassies, ambassador’s residences and international cultural centers, D.C. is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the nation. Representatives from countries across all over the world live and work for the embassy corresponding to their home country in Washington, D.C, providing vast cultural diversity and distinctiveness to the city. The embassies are dispersed throughout the city, representing countries such as Italy, Australia, India, Greece, Egypt, Ireland and Japan.

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Fletcher, Don, and Kate Feros. “Live from Golgotha: Gore Vidal and the Problem of Satiric Reinscription.” Contemporary Literary Criticism, edited by Jeffrey W. Hunter, vol. 289, Gale, 2010. Literature Resource Center, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=LitRC&sw=w&u=salt89600&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7CH1100100345&asid=670e41d748ffb4f78c7171b341e0a558. Accessed 9 Mar. 2017. Originally published in Mosaic, vol. 33, no. 1, Mar. 2000, pp. 133-144.


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