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A response to the Wall Street Journal‘s defense of traditional Shakespeare at the expense of a D.C. theater company [Arts Desk]

Listen to a dramatic, sociopolitical roots-reggae track from Thievery Corporation vocalist Puma Ptah. [Arts Desk]

Someone has added a “rapist” tag to a portrait of Bill Cosby in the Smithsonian’s online database. [Arts Desk]

A reflection on today’s D.C. punk ire, with on-point testimony from the members of Coup Sauvage and the Snips [American Prospect]

Listen to a new mixtape from Babeo Baggins of the Barf Troop hip-hop collective. [Bandwidth]

An interview with comedian (and former D.C. resident) Seaton Smith [Post]