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Bad BrainsDr. Know is reportedly hospitalized on life support. [Arts Desk]

D.C. musicians share their chili recipes for benefit chili cookbook and compilation. [Bandwidth]

At Shakespeare Theatre gala, actress Helen Mirren honors director Julie Taymor. [Post]

Pay-for-admission museums in D.C. that compete with the Smithsonian’s museums. [Washingtonian]

On spending Devil’s Night alone in a creepy C&O Canal lockhouse. [Arts Desk]