Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: Al Pacino Edition

Shafted: Local artists didn't win squat in this year's Grammys. Unless you consider The Foo Fighters local.

Lady in White: Even D.C. media wasn't immune to the collective Whitney Houston mourning yesterday. DCist posted video of Houston's final D.C. performance in 1997, which was packaged as an HBO special called "Classic Whitney Live From Washington D.C."

Hoo-Ah!: In a ceremony on Monday, the White House honored Al Pacino with a National Medal of Arts (photos here). Other arts medals went to Rita Dove, Will Barnet, Martin Puryear, Mel Tillis, Andre Watts, and philanthropist Emily Rauh Pulitzer.

Front Page Muse: In case you missed it this weekend, read the New York Times' fairly conservative, surprisingly positive portrayal of the Washington Post's troubles navigating the choppy waters of the digital age.

Storified!: Washingtonian rounds up local media's Grammys tweets. Are you sick of the Grammys yet? Yes? OK, sorry. Read this piece about 90-year-olds dancing at The Fillmore Silver Spring, then.

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