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The 2013 National Book Festival lineup includes Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver, and Brad Meltzer. [Post]

More D.C. arts grants announced. [Art 202]

Phil Kennicott: “…there is hope in the news that at least now the Corcoran has a survival plan.” [Post]

Wolf Trap’s new president and CEO lays out his plan for the park. [Post]

Director Jem Cohen (Instrument, Museum Hours) says D.C.’s DIY punk scene was more educational than working as a prop assistant for Martin Scorsese. [Post]

In the band’s DCist tour diary, The Shirks Ned Moffitt has a pretty good attitude about getting ripped off the first night of tour. [DCist]

“Mumbo Sauce” exhibit feels deflated, says Lavanya Ramanathan. [Post]