Hank Stuever has a sweet—and honest—tribute to the Dupont 5, one of the last of the area’s cramped movie theaters. It is set to close this weekend. Stuever’s piece is a must read even for those who’ve never stepped inside its crummy confines. [My personal best time at the Dupont 5: seeing Wet Hot American Summer.]

The Examiner reports on the murders of the four girls found in that SE home. They had one tidbit—that the mother, Banita Jacks, took her kids to a homeless shelter in 2007. Prince of Petworth captures some softcore lawn sculpture.