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On the cover of this week’s City Paper, our writers shoot down the perennial comparison of D.C. to New York, offering suggestions of other cities to which we should compare ourselves instead. (Some of them, for arts-related reasons!) Tricia Olszewski leads the arts section with her review of two bummer art-house movies involving bummer family relationships, 2 Days in New York and Dark Horse. I break down the meaning behind the images in a trippy mural off of Sherman Avenue NW. Mark Athitakis reviews Giving Up the Ghost, a pseudo-grief memoir by D.C. author Eric Nuzum. And Rebecca J. Ritzel says Keegan Theatre’s mounting of the Pulitzer-winning August: Osage County will make you feel a lot better about your own family, no matter their quirks or failings.