Mike Paarlberg is on the cover this week with an essay grappling with the golden of punk and hardcore reunions—-a phenomenon that’s hit D.C. hard in the last few years. Chris Klimek leads the arts section with a look at the debate among artists and patrons over higher ticket prices at Capital Fringe. Joe Warminsky reviews the newest, lushest album from Alexandria indie-folk dude Meredith Bragg. Benjamin R. Freed reviews Shock Value, a book about the genre-redefining horror filmmakers of the 1970s. Tricia Olszewski reviews two films—-Project Nim and The Tree—-that will remind you not to fuck with nature. In One Track Mind, Marcus K. Dowling admires a remix from a recent EP by local Latin-funk quintet Empresarios. And rounding things out were some reviews from our estimable Fringe & Purge blog.