Chris Heller leads this week’s arts section with a look at a U Street Music Hall benefit for DJ Stereo Faith, a mainstay of the city’s DJ scene who is going under the knife tomorrow to remove a tumor from his auditory canal. Andrew Noz talks to Woodbridge, Va.-raised rapper Badio about his recent collaboration with DMV producer Trakgirl. Tricia Olszewski reviews two very different takes on the action movie, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and The Expendables, and also takes a look at Get Low, in which Robert Duvall gets to wear a beard and wave a shotgun in the air. And Rayyan Al-Shawaf reviews Mona Simpson‘s first novel in a decade, My Hollywood.

Over in City Lights: Louis Jacobson reviews “Introductions 6” at Irvine Contemporary. Plus! Public Enemy! Cassavetes! Chaplin! Kurosawa! Old Fashioneds at the Textile Museum! Erin McKeown!