The District has granted a $12,000 contract to May 3rd Films for a 30-minute documentary about Ward 8. [WAMU]

Peter Marks on Whorehouse at Signature Theatre: “Let’s hope this foray into pedestrian commercial material is a short detour.” [Post]

A conversation with Linda Hesh, the artist behind the “trust” and “doubt” benches on New Hampshire Avenue NW [Huffington Post D.C.]

Playwright Gwydion Suilebhan on our rapid crush on superheroes: “Why do we want these stories so much? Why are we craving superhero mythology, as a world culture?” [Post]

Politics & Prose’s makeover continues [Tumblr]