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Rebecca J. Ritzel leads this week’s arts section with a look into why local dance troupes seem to be giving up on the Capital Fringe Festival. Tricia Olszewski reviews two films about life on this planet (and the one next door): Another Earth and How to Live Forever. Benjamin R. Freed reviews Studio 2ndStage’s Pop!—-about the attempted murder of Andy Warhol. In what’s undoubtedly one of the more alienating music sections City Paper has ever run, we review skilled drone music from local artist Blue Sausage Infant, high-concept spiritual jazz from alto saxophonist Steve Coleman, and traditionalist one-man thrash metal from Toxic Holocaust. And in One Track Mind, I talk to locals Rival Skies about their newest hybrid torch song.