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Listen to The Max Levine Ensemble‘s Backlash, Baby, their first full-length album in eight years. [NPR Music]

A dispatch from The Hirshhorn’s 40th anniversary gala in New York City. [Artforum]

Check out MC Ardamus‘ newest track, inspired by a Dexter villain. [Bandwidth]

Has the Meridian Hill drum circle hit its peak? [Metro Connection]

In honor of the Renwick Gallery’s tacky new sign upgrade, here are suggestions for other D.C. museum façade upgrades. [Arts Desk]

Photo by Sheena Ozzella.