During the Baltimore Uprising the childhood best friends of West Baltimore rap duo HS recorded an escape from reality. [Arts Desk]

The most recently ousted contestant on Food Network Star is opening a restaurant inspired by the places where white expats gather in Southeast Asia. [Young & Hungry]

Touring the convention center’s public art collection [DCist]

Where to see comedy in August [BYT]

Sanjit Sethi, currently the director of the Santa Fe Art Institute, will be GWU’s first head of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. [Post]

Why the American Century Theater’s Jack Marshall would never direct Twelve Angry Men with a mixed-gender cast [DC Theatre Scene]