After an inconclusive Hirshhorn vote on the Bloomberg Balloon/Bubble, Hirshhorn Director Richard Koshalek resigns. [Arts Desk]

Phil Kennicott‘s reaction: “If [Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne] Clough votes down the Bubble, it will send a clear and chilling message to other Smithsonian entities and to anyone who is courted to replace Koshalek.” [Post]

Columnist John Kelly makes a D.C. playlist. [Post]

More on Signature Theatre’s Arlington County tax bailout [Post]

The Nigerian film industry—-Nollywood—-sets up shop in the D.C. area. [Post]

Look: New murals in Logan Circle [Mixed Media District]

Listen to the new album from D.C. indie-rock ensemble Greenland [D.C. Music Download]