In this week’s City Paper, you’ll find:

  • Huan Hsu on Southeast-born-and-red skateboarder Darren Harper. In a world of spiky-haired white kids, Harper’s cashing in by bringing the hip-hop and skating cultures together.
  • Jonathan York on the criminal career of one Wayne Bridgeforth, who spends his days rifling through Dupont Circle mailboxes.
  • In Loose Lips: Tons of great stuff from James Jones. One of Adrian Fenty‘s compatriots eyes the Ward 7 Council seat—never mind that this is Vince Gray’s territory. Plus: Kojo and Plotkin to face off for wonk-talk supremacy! And Sinclair Skinner surfaces!
  • In Show & Tell: Jessica Gould on why artists need to make sure their works don’t get stolen: Good luck getting them back.
  • In Cheap Seats: Dave McKenna on the legendary Johan Cruyff, the ocean-hopping David Beckham of his day. And he played here in Washington!
  • In Young & Hungry: Tim Carman on how the ambitious PS 7 in Chinatown looks to Chicago and New York’s molecular-gastronomy wizards for inspiration.
  • And our David Lynch obsession continues! Mark Jenkins interviews the man. (Did you know there’s a Lynch signature coffee coming out?)
  • Plus film, music, lots of theater, and more