Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: Long Weekend Edition

A Roundup in a Roundup!: Sunday's Washington Post offered up a whopping three local arts stories: Chris Richards' piece about Northern Virginia's globe-trotting seven-piece SOJA; DeNeen Brown on the Cathedral Choral Society; and Maura Judkis' slightly nauseating story on stage spitting.

Background Check: The Los Angeles Times looks at the CVs of the National American Latino Museum's biggest advocates—celeb Eva Longoria and arts exec Jonathan Yorba—and their findings aren't very encouraging.

Duh: Rock-star urbanist Richard Florida maps Pitchfork's best tracks of 2011. The results are kind of a no-brainer, but still frustrating: Most bands on that revered list are from New York. (And D.C. did not fare well.) Unless Bon Iver finally puts my grandparents' hometown of Eau Claire, Wis., on the map, that probably won't change anytime soon.

This just in: DCist's white, high-income readership has no idea who Big Tigger is; WaPo's crotchety, old readership doesn't understand The List anymore.

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