Where to watch movies in the D.C. area when West End Cinema closes… [Arts Desk]

…and a dose of optimism for the D.C. film scene in spite of its shuttering [DCist]

Michael Graves, designer of the Washington Monument’s elegant, illuminated scaffolding, died last week. [Washingtonian]

Sofar Sounds is bringing intimate concerts (with no audience chatter) back to D.C. [D.C. Music Download]

Local comic artist and publisher Matt Dembicki talks about this year’s Smudge Expo and comics education. [Post]