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PJ Harvey‘s new album, which features a number of songs about D.C., “sounds like journalism.” [Post]

Not a Portlandia character: Bethesda folk artist Jacob Newman is trying to write a song about all 700+ Pokémon. [Washingtonian]

Jeopardy! teens love their half smokes. [Arts Desk]

Joe’s Record Paradise turns to crowdfunding to save store. [Arts Desk]

Folger Theatre will close out its 2016-2017 season with rarely produced Shakespeare play Timon of Athens. [DC Theatre Scene]

Watch a new music video from Paperhaus. [BYT]