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Solo Lally: From his home in Italy, Fugazi expat Joe Lally talks to the Riverfront Times of St. Louis about life as a solo artist. The interview is nothing shattering, just mostly about how nice it is to live in Italy and a little about being a “guy from Fugazi.” Of the latter, the bassist said: “Those things are hard, but you figure them out one way or the other. But really, being satisfied with your own ability to write songs, that was the hard part.”

Office Envy: For its annual “Work Issue,” Washingtonian included a spread of lusty photos of nice offices around town. Some, like Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer‘s are sleek and modern. Then there’s National Gallery of Art curator Mark Leithauser‘s which is festooned—literally, there is barely a square inch of wall remaining—with posters and other artifacts from the show’s he’s developed over 38 years at the museum.

First the Humphdashians, Now This?: Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard are over. Somewhere, there is a sad panda.

Yesterday on Arts Desk: Secret art show, and maybe a sex party. Edie vs. the Jean Reno lookalike. How to get on Bad Girls Club.