Leading this week’s paper is our package of remembrances for Chuck Brown, who passed away last week. In it you’ll find:
- Sarah Godfrey on Brown’s legacy as a folk hero who helped D.C. endure misery, then change
- Shani Hilton on learning to love go-go
- Marcus J. Moore on Brown’s unlikely role as a rap patriarch
- Andrew Noz on what it meant for Brown to be the rare figure who pioneered a genre
- Julia Fisher on Brown’s side gig as a pitchman
- And a slideshow of photos of Washington City Paper readers posing with Brown, the most photographed man in D.C.
Leading the arts section are Tricia Olszewski‘s reviews of Hysteria (or, the vibrator movie) and Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview (or Steve Jobs: the lost hour of your time). Chris Klimek reviews The Servant of Two Masters, Shakespeare Theatre Company’s zany, reference-abounding riff on the commedia dell’arte classic. Eve Ottenberg reviews this year’s Nebula Awards Showcase, which includes one story involving interstellar exogamy penned by a local author. And in One Track Mind, Lindsay Zoladz talks to the band Teen Mom about its dreamy jangle pop, which absolutely has nothing to do with any program on MTV.