Megan Arellano leads the arts section this week with a story about the rich literary life of Viola Drath, the 91-year-old writer and socialite found dead in her Georgetown home two weeks ago. Drath, whose writerly history has been overshadowed by the dramatic circumstances of her death, may have even written a book about her relationship with the man charged with her murder, Albrecht Gero Muth. Michael J. West reviews a fine track from local jazz bassist Herman Burney, who abandoned his clarinet career at a young age once his peers realized the clarinet looks like a penis. Joe Warminsky‘s review of the new disc from local Afrobeat group The Funk Ark says “many songs put a sunny face on a style that originally arrived with a furrowed brow.” Our Idiot Brother, the Sundance favorite starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, and Zooey Deschanel, gets a proper lashing from Tricia Olszewski; she also dresses down noir gangster film Brighton Rock and the disappointingly uncreepy Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. In books, Eve Ottenberg reviews We Others, a collection of short, dark, suburbia-themed stories by Pulitzer winner Steven Millhauser.