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On the cover of this week’s dead-tree City Paper, Kriston Capps profiles Philippa Hughes, art-scene doyenne who runs the Pink Line Project and organizes its massive parties. I wrote a bridge-burning sidebar to the story, in which I argue that said parties are kind of, well, boring.

Ryan Little leads the arts section with a look at Q and Not U’s classic debut album, No Kill No Beep Beep, and its striking, whimsical cover. Film critic Tricia Olszewski reviews one true-life story and one-inspired-by-true-life story—-neither is bad, and both will piss you off. In theater, Trey Graham reviews the Folger’s lean—-yes, lean!—-Henry VIII, and Chris Klimek has some fun at Constellation Theatre’s Tim Burton-esque Women Beware Women. David Dunlap Jr. compliments the latest Robert Wyatt project for both its weirdness and its restraint. And in One Track Mind, Benjamin Freed chats with a frequent Philippa Hughes collaborator, D.C. conceptual duo Bluebrain.

In City Lights: Louis Jacobson shares his secret love of reptiles. Plus: Adam Haworth Stephens, Kitchen of Innovation, The Killing, stamp collecting, Hill Country Revue, and Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker.