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

  • Andrew Beaujon on Fugazi bassist Joe Lally’s fledgling solo career. What would you do after your legendary band went on a permanent “temporary hiatus”?
  • Chris Peterson with an essay on how modern museums just ain’t what they used to be. Too much light. Too much learning. What happened to the discovery?
  • Alex Hogan and Isaiah Thompson on the mysterious circumstances surrounding a fire earlier this month in Adams Morgan.
  • In Loose Lips: James Jones and Jason Cherkis on police-chief-designate Cathy Lanier’s rather immense paper trail—which, it seems, Adrian Fenty didn’t examine too carefully. Actually, you can read it right now.
  • In Show & Tell: Jessica Gould on the strange history of a portrait of Bobby Kennedy. Taken from his office shortly after his assassination, the portrait now belongs to a local man suing the Kennedy family for its ownership.
  • In Cheap Seats: Dave McKenna profiles a local Rocky story: 47-year-old Boone Pultz.
  • In Young & Hungry: Tim Carman swaps stories with chefs Michel Richard, Anthony Bourdain, and José Andrés.
  • Plus film (Jenkins on the Washington Jewish Film Fest), music (The Evens), theater, and more