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“At its worst, the [Barbara] Kruger installation [at Hirshhorn] is simply a backdrop, wallpaper for snapshots, superficial fodder for social media or a jumble of bold color leading to the gift shop, where matching tote bags and wallets are available for purchase.” [Post]

Peter Marks says Kathleen Turner shines in Arena’s Molly Ivins [Post]

Where does Gwydion Suilebhan sit when one of his plays opens? [Gwydion Suilebhan]

Black Cat recently hired a new booker, Candice Jones. Here’s an interview of Jones—-by one of her friends. [DCist]

Where to remember Michael Jackson this week [Post]

New Orleans musicians descend on Arlington’s Bayou Bakery for a concert Sept. 8 [ArlNow]

OMG: Politics & Prose gets new book tables [Tumblr]