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Kriston Capps leads the Arts section with his look at the forthcoming book 100 Washington Artists and its author, Lenny Campello—-who, it happens, is also an art dealer who’s represented a number of the artists in his tome. For this week’s One Track Mind column, Joel Mason-Gaines checks in with the always-interesting, always-controversial Cornel West Theory, which just released a new mixtape. Ryan Little reviews the latest record from loop-happy indie eccentrics Menomena. Ted Scheinman reviews the Numero Group label’s excellent Local Customs: Low Star Lowlands compilation, which documents the early-’70s scene of Beaumont, Tex. And film critic Tricia Olszewski watches Dinner for Schmucks and Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, and Rebel.
In City Lights: John Anderson reviews “New Now” at Hamiltonian Gallery. Mike Riggs thinks about Lilith Fair, and dredges up a childhood memory. Plus: Mustock musical festival, HAPPY BIRTHDAY WINDIAN RECORDS, Two in the Wave at the National Gallery, Robyn at the 9:30 Club, and the Temporium on H Street NE.
We gave our heroic theater reviewers a week off, but they’ve got a great post-mortem on this year’s Capital Fringe Festival over at Fringe & Purge.