Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: ‘It’s a Mad World!’ Edition

Morning, readers.

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*Snoop and Mayer Hawthorne, together again. (See above.)

*After a bungled stateside distribution deal, EMI is basically screwed. Wonder if the financiers will do any better.

*Lou Reed to direct wistful doc about his 99-year-old cousin, which will premiere at the Visions du Réel festival.

*Hey, Brideshead fans! Michael Dirda digs the new Evelyn Waugh bio: Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead. Sounds kinda airport-bookstore-y:

After all, it was a mad, mad world, a constant round of masquerades and treasure hunts and country house parties and cross-dressing and lots of sex and heartbreak.

Think Dirda's shooting for a Bravo miniseries? I do!

*Look out, ladies: Usher's divorced! Which means he can now go back to songs about getting all freaky and shit.

*Pretty tame day, April Fool's-wise. At least compared with previous years.

*Now on view at the National Gallery of Art: "Hendrick Avercamp: The Little Ice Age." A sugary little break between all the Renoirs and Vuillards.

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