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On the cover, Benjamin R. Freed profiles the Capital Talent Agency, the first operation of its kind in D.C., which is transforming the business of theater in the area. Kriston Capps leads the arts section with his look at Georgetown gallery MOCA DC’s persistent crises—-and concludes that the space’s problems are in fact chronic. In film, Tricia Olszewski wags her finger at Terrence Malick’s much-hyped cosmological family drama, The Tree of Life. In music: Ally Schweitzer listens to a new compilation of moombahton tracks, but is skeptical of the D.C.-bred microgenre; Joe Warminsky admires the debut LP of Macaw, best known until now as the drummer of D.C. quartet Hume; and Lindsay Zoladz calls bullshit on Death Cab for Cutie‘s grandiose and soulless seventh album. In theater, Chris Klimek admires Studio’s S&M meta-comedy Venus in Far, but not American Ensemble Theatre’s romp Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them; Bob Mondello, meanwhile, says you can’t go wrong with comedic Tennessee Williams (yes, comedic Tennessee Williams!) on display in Washington Shakespeare Company’s Tennessee Continuum. And Mark Athitakis reviews a reissued 1961 novel set after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in a very seedy Washington.