The anti-Frank Gehry National Civic Art Society solicited counter-designs for the Eisenhower Memorial, which the group unveiled this week. Philip Kennicott gently smacks down the winners of the contest: “Too many of the proposals simply don’t acknowledge the serious design constraints and challenges of the site. They are exercises in drawing, prettified etudes in classical imagery with lovely washes of watercolor.” [Post]

Where to watch Parks and Recreation filming [DCist]

Oddisee explains why staying obscure longer is good for business. [Complex]

Art partying, theater edition [Pink Line]

Talking with The Normal Heart‘s Christopher Hanke [Brightest Young Things]

New restaurant sure to confuse D.C. rap fans. [GOG Blog]