Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: A Sharper Shark Week Edition

Can Discovery's Shark Week appeal to conservationists? [Post]

Remember that time a glossy art fair came to D.C. and spawned all those counterexhibitions? This year, the New York-based FIGMENT Festival will land in D.C., and it too has a bone to pick with (e)merge art fair—based, more or less, on the principals of Burning Man. [Pink Line Project] (Update, August 13: Contra the Pink Line's phrasing, a spokesperson for FIGMENT says the festival has no interest in competing with any other local festivals.)

"I don’t have any songs that are like, 'Kill the 35-year-old'": Travis Morrison discusses The Dismemberment Plan's reunions in Baltimore and Fredericksburg this weekend. [Paste]

The tao of Oddisee [Post]

This season's adaptation of Ralph Ellison's classic novel Invisible Man is the largest play Studio Theatre has produced. [The Root D.C.]

Street artist Cita "CHELOVE" Sideli explains the poster she designed for this weekend's Trillectro Festival. [Scoutmob]

Toward a theory of pop-up art shows in D.C. [Washington Project for the Arts]

An amazing history of "90′s teenage avant garde in north Baltimore County, Maryland" [Towson Glen-Arm Freakouts, via Baltimore City Paper]

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