Ron Charles‘ kaleidoscopic adventures through the world of BDSM-lit fandom. [Post]

In the former home of an NBA player in Potomac, Md., Lenny Campello detects some bad art. [Daily Campello Art News]

Scoutmob’s vote for the District’s official anthem: Mambo Sauce‘s “Welcome to D.C.” They deemed “Rock Creek Park” too sexy. [Scoutmob]

Two new Animal Collective songs! [Pitchfork]

How to save your flagging theater company [Chad Bauman]