Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: Fear and Loathing in Riot Grrrl Edition

In its early years, Bikini Kill survived hurled bottles and obscenities at shows across the country. When the riot-grrrl band played its first show in D.C., says singer Kathleen Hanna, "It was like they had been waiting for us." Read this history of Bikini Kill's struggles with fear, anger, and the asphyxiating force that its own movement became for the world's most influential riot-grrrl band. [Post]

The National Gallery of Art gets its first Glenn Ligon painting [New York Times]

Politics & Prose scores a shout-out on Saturday Night Live [Post]

The flea-market Renoir saga shines a light on the frazzled relationship between donor families and the Baltimore Museum of Art [Post]

A 16-screen movie theater may open near Nationals Park. [Washington Business Journal]

Stephen Colbert is now in wax at Madame Tussauds. [Washingtonian]

The Post publishes its list of the best books of 2012 [Post]

Telling the story of the Pullman porters depicted in Arena's Pullman Porter Blues [Post]

Robert Bettmann asks whether the 2012 election had any impact on the D.C. arts community [Huffington Post D.C.]

The Dismemberment Plan's 10 best songs [Stereogum]

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