Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: Athletic Gear Deathmatch Edition

The Vogue Line State: Writing in today's Washington Post, Ned Martel attempts to dissect the very mixed reaction to the University of Maryland football team's new "Maryland Pride" uniforms that feature several images of Maryland's flag. Some Maryland alumni, like Oprah Winfrey sidekick Gayle King, told Martel that "it seems like there’s three different things going on at the same time," while Annapolis mayor Joshua J. Cohen really likes them. But the controversial redesign could all be a big grudge match between uniform-maker Under Armour, founded by former Terrapin linebacker Kevin Plank, and Nike, whose chairman Phil Knight lavishes all sorts of sartorial gifts on his beloved University of Oregon Ducks. So congratulations Maryland, you're in the middle of a fashion fight!

Supergroup Is Super: On Click Track, Chris Richards posts his review of Wild Flag's self-titled debut LP, calling it "covered in all the sweat and grit and uncertainty that makes great rock-and-roll great."

Reblogblogblogblogblog: Deleted Scenes is on tour with their new album Young People's Church of the Air, and they're tumbling about it.

Yesterday on Arts Desk: That Wild Flag video is kind of funny. Black Indian's mixtape is "grown-up but not totally old-ass." How to avoid Deadmau5 on Saturday.

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