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Crazy House Republicans propose crazy cuts to Kennedy Center, National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian, and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities. [WAMU]

Thievery Corporation‘s Eric Hilton says he won’t offer his music on Spotify, calling the streaming music service a “techno-feudalistic gulag.” [Huffington Post D.C.]

WaPo editorial board: Just approve Gehry‘s Eisenhower Memorial design already. [Post]

Mark Leibovich‘s This Town debuts at No. 1. [Post]

So who showed up to Leibovich’s book party? [Post]

New development in Virginia Square includes a black-box theater. [Greater Greater Washington]

Confessions of a black Dave Matthews Band fan [Post]

After vandalism, Lincoln Memorial reopens. [AP via Huffington Post]

D.C. steps around the hot sidewalk turd that is Sharknado. [DCist]

Everything you wanted to know about Tom Goss’ bears anthem [D.C. Music Download]