We know D.C. Get our free newsletter to stay in the know.
John Anderson leads this week’s section with a feature about the Library of Congress’ duplication services, which are no longer selling darkroom-made prints. Franz Jantzen, a darkroom printer whose freelance work for LoC has now ended, says it’s our loss. Kriston Capps reviews Project 4’s Agnes Bolt solo show—-you’ll remember Bolt is the Pittsburgh artist who lived in a bubble contraption in art doyenne Philippa Hughes’ apartment earlier this year. Tricia Olszewski reviews Martha Marcy May Marlene, the intense feature-film debut of Olsen Twins sibling Elizabeth Olsen, and The Rum Diary, a tepid Hunter S. Thompson adventure starring Johnny Depp. Trey Graham reviews two takes on Othello—-one, without words, at Synetic, and the other at Folger—-but finds himself ho-humming at both. Rebecca J. Ritzel reviews Constellation Theatre’s version of George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man, but it isn’t working for her either. And in One Track Mind, Joe Warminsky talks to Silver Spring rapper-producer Awthentik about all the high-school angst in his song “Purified Madness.”