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The Library of Congress adds 25 songs, including Simon and Garfunkel‘s “The Sound of Silence,” to the National Recording Registry. [AP via WJLA]

Decatur House’s Japanese silk paintings get a face lift. [Post]

Philippa Hughes: Performance art is everywhere in D.C. [Pink Line Project]

Joe Englert, owner of Rock & Roll Hotel and oodles of other local bars, gives us eight reasons why “it rocks to own a bar.” Most of them are unhealthy. [The Scrib]