On the cover of this week’s City Paper is The Answers Issue, in which we take a whack at our readers’ most pressing queries. Therein, you’ll find lots of questions and answers related to arts and cultures, including: Can an actor make a middle-class living in D.C.? Does anyone ever win the myriad contests City Paper runs? Why does Marion Barry have a portrait in his office of him riding a horse while wearing a cowboy hat? Why do D.C. bands suck so much now? Click and find out the answers!
In the arts section, Louis Jacobson is underwhelmed by “Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage,” for which the celebrated celebrity photographer captures the homes and relics and dead luminaries. Tricia Olszewski reviews Albert Nobbs, the lifeless film for which Glenn Close has just been nominated—-confoundingly—-for an Oscar, and Man on a Ledge, which, yeah, do you even want to know? Chris Klimek reviews Shakespeare Theatre Company’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona, which complicates a tricky play with, um, U2 covers and text messaging. And in One Track Mind, Marcus J. Moore talks trap music with Sean Born, who says to his haters: “Fuck ’em. Just fuck ’em.”