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This week, Nevin Martell leads the section with “The Devil in Kalorama,” for which he toured the well-heeled neighborhood with noted photographer John Gossage—-who after realizing he lived near Donald Rumsfeld decided that Kalorama was, in fact, hell. For One Track Mind, Erin Petty talks to Carolyn Malachi about her relationship anthem “Orion,” in which a mermaid and an astronaut hash out some serious issues. Tricia Olszewski reviews two films in which lessons aren’t quite learned, The Extra Man and Cairo Time. Mike Kanin reviews—-and almost doesn’t review!—-the latest from !!!. Chris Klimek checks out Longacre Lea’s adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut‘s Cat Cradle, and finds it to be a tad too expansive and dense, which is to say, possibly perfect. And Eve Ottenberg reviews The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction, and declares it safe for the convention set and mere civilians alike!

In City Lights: John Anderson reviews shows at the National Museum of Health and Medicine and at Glenview Manson. Plus! D.C.’s Black Sox, Tears for Fears, Gullah, Twelfth Night, and—-seriously—-Ke$ha.