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The State Department denied the visas of Syrian refugee actresses who were scheduled to stage a play at Georgetown. [Post]

In preparation for tomorrow’s National Book Festival, graphic-novel recommendations from Kramerbooks [BYT]

Illustrator Bob Staake riffs on his Washington Post Style Invitational cartoons and his iconic New Yorker cover. [Arts Desk]

A video of a day in the life at U-Va.’s Rare Book School, possibly the nerdiest summer camp ever. [Post]

Photos of Windhand, Citadel, and Disciples of Christ at the Black Cat [Bandwidth]

Synetic Theater is getting into the workout video business. [YouTube] [YouTube]

Notes from judging the Air Sex World Championship at the Rock & Roll Hotel [BYT]