Aaron Leitko leads off this week’s arts section with his look back at the making of Emergency & I, The Dismemberment Plan‘s classic, recently reissued 1999 album. Ryan Little reviews the debut album of D.C.’s Laughing Man, while Steve Kolowich checks out the latest Decemberists full-length. In theater, Trey Graham reviews Studio Theatre’s Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet and Washington Stage Guild’s Magic, while Chris Klimek sees Anna Deavere Smith‘s one-woman show, Let Me Down Easy. Film critic Tricia Olszewski reviews The Green Hornet, and suggests that if you must see it, don’t see it in 3-D. And in One Track Mind, Benjamin R. Freed talks to Bluebrain‘s Hays Holladay about his new solo full-length.

In City Lights: Magrudergrind! Daniel Rasmussen! Eternal Summers! MLK on the big screen! Airplanes! Steve Harvey! Stripmall Ballads!