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Quick! Someone find a reason to be grumpy about this guy, who just wants to make D.C. commuters happy. [Post]

Clint Eastwood‘s Republican National Convention speech: Could it have been inspired by opera? [Post]

Red Apron Butchery is really into co-opting punk-rock album covers to promote their meat. [Prince of Petworth]

Local smooth-jazz musician Marcus Johnson now has a wine. [Post]

Ben’s Chili Bowl mural update! [Prince of Petworth]

Why we should care about the John Cage Centennial Festival [Post]

What would happen to theater if it didn’t have to worry about money? More risk-taking shows, followed by empty theaters. [Gwydion Suilebhan]

Photos from the Mansion on O Street’s Razzle Dazzle Yard Sale [Huffington Post D.C.]

Allison Stewart calls the new Bob Mould album “his most thunderous, unrelenting and immensely satisfying new album in decades.” [Post]

Dave McKenna reviews Rodriguez [Post]