We know D.C. Get our free newsletter to stay in the know.

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.