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Almost forgot: We ran some stuff besides our Filmfest DC coverage this week. Jeffry Cudlin takes the Smithsonian American Art Museum to task for placing painter George Ault in context he doesn’t belong. Tricia Olszewski reviews In a Better World, which won this year’s best foreign film Oscar. Bob Mondello reviews a world-premiere musical that seems to really be working for middle-schoolers, Liberty Smith, while Chris Klimek checks out a backstage drama about a real-life graverobber, The Resurrectionist King. In music: David Dunlap reviews beer-metal outfit Red Fang and Michael J. West reviews adventurous jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire. And Jessica Loudis has kind words for the new collection of essays from Geoff Dyer.