The great tragedy—-plus some smaller ones—-of the dissolution of the Corcoran. [Arts Desk]

New restrictions on the National Mall have imperiled the annual Smithsonian Folk Life Festival. [Post]

Former Portrait Gallery Director Martin Sullivan dies. [Arts Desk]

Arena Stage’s 2014-2015 season includes a play about cantankerous Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. [Style Blog, New York Times]

The facade of the under-construction National Museum of African American History and Culture will look bronze, but it’ll actually be polyvinyl difluoride. [WBJ]

Mambo Sauce‘s Black Boo on the state of go-go and the go-go vote [Style Blog]

Get to know Trinidad music venue Tree House Lounge. [D.C. Music Download]

A guest DJ session from Ian and Alec MacKaye [Dissonance]

Ben Affleck testified to Congress, yadayadayaha. [Foreign Policy]