Chris Klimek leads this week’s arts section with his appreciative review of After the Fall—-the cerebral, historically problematic Arthur Miller play that’s in good hands at Theater J—-and The Golden Dragon, a stacked-narrative German play involving one particularly impressive feat of dentistry. I chat with a bunch of particularly hardworking local literary geeks. Tricia Olszewski takes a deep dive on Lars von Trier‘s Melancholia, a pseudo-sci-fi family drama that despite its impressive special effects is the Danish directors most humanistic film yet. Lou Jacobson‘s recent FotoWeek reviews get their own page. And Kriston Capps reviews photographer Victoria F. Gaitán‘s latest show of portraits of bright young things, at Conner Contemporary.