This Week in WCP Arts: Bing Thom, Burning Man, Bubu Gang
Kriston Capps has this week's cover with a profile of Bing Thom, the Canadian starchitect, who maybe, just maybe, could save D.C.'s abysmal Southwest. Ally Schweitzer leads the arts section with her look at D.C.'s community of Burning Man enthusiasts, some of whom are bringing a flammable replica of the Washington Monument to this year's desert festival. Tricia Olszewski reviews two films about followers and the leaders who misuse them, the horrifying Compliance and the light Robot & Frank. Joe Warminsky reviews Lorelei's Enterprising Sidewalks, the D.C. noise-pop outfits first full-length in 18 years. Chris Klimek and Rebecca J. Ritzel both review plays with chopped up narratives and stellar casts: Longacre Lea's Goldfish Thinking and Rorschach Theatre's A Maze, respectively. And in One Track Mind, Marcus J. Moore chats with Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang about their ode to baby-papa problems, "Feba."