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Andrew Noz is on the cover this week with a brilliant, brutal essay about Wale‘s all-over-the-map career—-and his disappointing, much-hyped new album. I lead the arts section with a look at a new building of artist housing in Brookland. Rebecca J. Ritzel likes the class-struggle vibes that abound in Keegan’s The Crucible, while Chris Klimek is less impressed by Junesong Arts’ play about graffiti, We Fight We Die. In film, Tricia Olszewski doesn’t mind that Like Crazy is kind of treacly, but Janie Jones is just a bit too much. Ryan Little has kind words for Tone‘s master class in post-rock. And in One Track Mind, I talk to The Caribbean about its new 7-inch, which is totally lovely and utterly bleak.