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NPR publishes its own History of The Dismemberment Plan. [NPR]

A pretty nice interview with Dismemberment Plan’s Travis Morrison [Spin]

Washington’s nonfiction bestseller list sounds unusually religious. [Post]

Washington Post classical music critic Anne Midgette knows that sad kid at the zoo. [Post]

The Sartorialist is coming to Monroe Street Market. [Washingtonian]

Shutdown dramatically reduces number of politicos at the opera. [Post]

Photos from opening night of Bentzen Ball [Brightest Young Things]

ICYMI: Kids’ museum wants to open in Montgomery County. [Post]