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A review of the 5×5 public art projects, with special props to curator A.M. Weaver‘s “Ceremonies of Dark Men” [artnet]

Get your cameras and cold showers ready: Tyson Beckford will be the grand marshal at Howard University’s homecoming parade. [Post]

Local rapper Chaz French on keeping a relationship with God and reconnecting with his estranged father [Bandwidth]

An interview with Yelle, who plays the 9:30 Club on Saturday [BYT]

Margaret Leng Tan played an entire concert on toy instruments at the Hill Center. [Post]

Photos of Betty Who, Joywave, and Great Good Fine OK at the Fillmore Silver Spring [BYT]