Come to our Fiction Issue reading this Sunday at Kramerbooks! [Arts Desk]

Ex Hex‘s Rips lands at No. 11 on the Pazz & Jop list of the year’s best albums, as voted by music critics nationwide. [Village Voice]

The DC Public Library will teach you to avoid the NSA. [Motherboard]

The T Party’s Natsu Onoda Power on the joys and challenges of creating transgender theater [Arts Desk]

Ian MacKaye says more things about punk. [Billboard]

Wanna buy a copy of the latest Charlie Hebdo in D.C.? Good luck for now… [DCist]

…but you can see the cover at the Newseum… [WTOP]

…and score yourself a copy, probably, next week. [Washingtonian]

D.C. is a conservative town—-you’d never guess it was home to a vibrant punk scene! [BBC]

What up-and-coming lounge-pop act Kali Uchis took on her move from Virginia to L.A. [Washingtonian]