There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Rend Smith has this week’s cover story, a look at the equal-pay lawsuit DJ Rane has filed against her former employer, WGPC-FM. Amanda Abrams leads the arts section with some praise for American Dance Institute, a children’s ballet school in Rockville that, somehow, has the area’s most interesting dance programming. Brent Burton takes a deep dive on the Dischord’s newest archival releases, remastered and previously unreleased material from early D.C. hardcore weirdos Faith and Void. Chris Klimek admires much about Mad Forest, Forum Theatre’s staging of the Caryl Churchill play about the Romanian Revolution, even if he wishes this work about oppression wasn’t so occasionally oppressive itself. In film, Tricia Olszewski says that while cancer sucks, cancer comedy 50/50 does not. And in One Track Mind, Paperhaus tells Marian McLaughlin all about the ideas it plumbs from the sounds of Bob Dylan.