Do you like fun? Read our fall arts guide for previews of this season’s best concerts, theater, film screenings, gallery and museum exhibitions, and book talks. [WCP]

Marion Barry says any public art project coming to Ward 8 should go through him first. And the 5×5 Project installation on Good Hope Road SE? “It looks like junk.” [Arts Desk]

Watch the heartfelt video for “Beautiful Life,” the first single from Chuck Brown‘s last album of new music. [Bandwidth]

Ian MacKaye wrote a song about a Ford to sing for his toddler-aged son. [Post]

Why do the members of local hip-hop stalwart Diamond District think fans won’t like their new album? [WCP]

Four architectural proposals for parks, amphitheaters, and public art for the 11th Street Bridge, spanning the Anacostia River [Housing Complex]

An update on the Hobby Lobby president’s Bible museum that’s coming (close) to the National Mall [Post]

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