Perhaps you read Maura Judkis‘ great feature this week on Andrew Wodzianski, the local artist who for the last two weeks has been living in a comfy 10 by 10 by 10 habitat in a retail space on U Street. It’s actually the first of five pop-up projects—-think low-concept art meets high-concept real estate—-sponsored by the Cultural Development Corporation, and Borderstan has the skinny on what the firm has planned next.
The music-streaming service Lala is shutting down after today, and I am heartbroken. (Last.fm was neutered earlier this month. Not long ago, Imeem died a terrible death at the hands of MySpace. So, um: Whither Pandora?) Apple bought Lala five months ago, and today’s move presumably lays the groundwork for the giant to launch its own streaming service, perhaps a subscription-based one. Undoubtedly, it will be less awesome.
Mount Pleasant Music Festival? Yes, please. It’s Saturday, and Deleted Scenes are headlining.
Should the National Gallery mount more 21st-century art? Sure. WAMU explores.