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Amanda Abrams leads this week’s arts section with an argument about the state of D.C.’s modern dance scene: It sucks. But it doesn’t have to! Mike Madden and I riff on the TV show Bones‘ shamefully misguided conceptions of D.C.—-even though it takes place there. Trey Graham gushes—-well, somewhat skeptically—-about the much-anticipated Kennedy Center production of Follies, as well as Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Old Times. Bob Mondello digs Washington Shakespeare Company’s foreign-correspondent comedy Night and Day. Andrew Noz thinks the new group record from Rick Ross‘ Maybach Music imprint is half-fine, but doesn’t like what it means for D.C. rapper Wale. Kriston Capps thinks hard about “This Is Hawai’i,” an ambitious exhibit split between the National Museum of the American Indian and non-profit space Transformer. Tricia Olszewski has a bloody good time at the Japanese samurai flick 13 Assassins. And in One Track Mind, Ryan Little‘s interview with local trio Fell Types gets kind of heavy.