There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Chris Klimek leads this week’s arts section with his defense of embattled monologist Mike Daisey, whose The Agony of the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs will return to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company this summer, even though Daisey lied about some of its scenes’ veracity to producers of This American Life. John Anderson reviews the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s highly anticipated “The Art of Video Games,” and concludes that its’ disappointing as both an act of scholarship and a survey of art. Trey Graham reviews Signature Theatre’s Brother Russia, a new rock musical about the Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin that quick veers off the rails. Bob Mondello reviews Arena Stage’s Ah, Wilderness!, a rewarding staging of Eugene O’Neill‘s only comedy. Tricia Olszewski reviews two occasionally light-toned French films about domestic tragedy, Declaration of War and Delicacy. And in One Track Mind, Lindsay Zoladz chats with Heavy Breathing, a manic electro-rock trio formed from the ashes of D.C. garage-rock heroes The Apes.