This week’s arts section opens with my demystification of the Grammy Awards and look at D.C.-based nominee Carolyn Malachi. In theater, Chris Klimek reviews a snoozy The Carpetbagger’s Children at Ford’s and a Taffety’s weird-ass Owl Moon; Bob Mondello reviews Tom Stoppard‘s reverse-engineering of Dolly, On the Razzle; and Trey Graham checks out GALA Hispanic Theatre’s Gabriel García Márquez adaptation La Cándida Eréndira. Film critic Tricia Olszewski reviews the failed workplace-out-of-water comedy Cedar Rapids, plus this year’s Oscar-nominated shorts. Mike Kuntz listens to the much-hyped debut of “post-dubstep” performer James Blake. Mark Athitakis reviews The Correspondence Artist, Barbara Browning‘s novel about a romance sliced into four parts. And in One Track Mind, Erin Petty talks to the Ash Lovelies about their Arlington-repping new album.