Get our free newsletter
Rend Smith has the cover story this week with his account of why Listen Vision, a local recording studio, incurred the wrath of the recording industry and the Metropolitan Police Department. Sadie Dingfelder leads off the arts section with her profile of Inkognito, D.C.’s youngest, brashest wheatpaste crew. Trey Graham reviews Signature Theatre’s And the Curtain Rises, about the advent of the American music, and Theater J’s Photograph 51, about the discovery of DNA. Bob Mondello reviews Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, a thought-provoking rant from monologuist Mike Daisey. Tricia Olszewski reviews the films Super, in which quirk is used in the service of vigilantism, and Happythankyoumoreplease, in which quirk is used in the service of adoption. John Anderson offers a close reading of the central work in the National Gallery of Art’s Nam June Paik exhibit. David Dunlap says the new Hunx and His Punx record needs more camp. And for One Track Mind, Marcus K. Dowling talks to DJ Will Eastman about his new collaboration with Micah Vellian.