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The Middleburg Film Fest has quickly become the Sundance of the D.C. area. Here’s how it happened. [Arts Desk]

How local musicians saved this Frederick record store from extinction. [Bandwidth]

Spiv is still the most interesting man in D.C. [Post]

Dog-walking has become an ever-popular career path among the District’s musicians, but is it a sustainable lifestyle? [Arts Desk]

The D.C. Punk Archive celebrates its one-year anniversary. [Washingtonian]

An interview with Sophie McTear, the artist behind Comet Ping Pong’s gorgeous, eye-catching concert posters. [DC Music Download]