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Despite mounting scrutiny, the Smithsonian is sticking by its exhibition of Bill Cosby‘s art collection. [Arts Desk]

The Dismemberment Plan‘s Travis Morrison on designing album covers and deciding what songs to play on tour [DCist]

How pop culture remembered Marion Barry: through a thousand dull-witted crack jokes [Arts Desk]

Cerphe Colwell, who DJed at alt-rock station WHFS in the ’70s, on the yoga button that led him to meet George Harrison [Washingtonian]

White Point Studio opens in the Gateway Arts District. [East City Art]

alt-J thoroughly disappointed at least one audience member at Echostage. [BYT]

Meryl Streep and Stevie Wonder were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. [Post]