Arts Roundup: Undead Edition
Credibility, Strained: Attention, world! Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is not based on facts. The horror flick—filmed in New Orleans, though inspired by a book partially set in D.C.—has released its first trailer, as TBD's Ryan Kearney points out. Here's the gist: Abraham Lincoln, a watershed leader in American history, is also a killer of the undead. But one reader questions the film's commitment to historical accuracy. "Wow, I wish they had done a little bit of homework," writes a commenter. "The trailer shows a fully-built Washington Monument. The monument was started long before Lincoln became president but was not completed until long after his death."
Baby I Want Your Money: The president's 2012 budget request shows love for the Smithsonian, particularly its construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Obama is asking Congress for about $857 million, up from last year's $810 million.
Rock it Again: Theater J is remounting 2010's sell-out show New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza.
A Good Deal?: Take a look inside LivingSocial's new downtown headquarters.