Lessons I’ve learned in my time as Washington City Paper‘s arts editor: Embrace the weird, save your craziest ideas for when your boss is out of the office, and don’t read the comments (except sometimes, do). Farewell, WCP. [Arts Desk]

A DC Improv veteran opened a new performance and art space in Bloomingdale this weekend. [Arts Desk]

A profile of the Washington Ballet’s Septime Webre and the company he’s built [Washingtonian]

The Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage netted a $1.24 million gift, the largest in its history, to preserve dying languages. [Post]

Fun facts about the D.C. theater landscape and its history [DC Theatre Scene]