Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: The David Mamet Problem Edition

Expanding on last week's Twitter back-and-forth about the complex relationship theater folks have with conservative playwright David Mamet, Project Gym founder Hannah Hessel elaborates on why she can't stand the guy. [Gwydion Suilebhan]

Ford Motor Co. donates $500,000 to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. [Post]

Idiots sign White House petition to "make the My Bloody Valentine website work again." [DCist]

Museum of Crime and Punishment hosts dog-fighting exhibit, "Voiceless Victims." [Huffington Post D.C.]

With so many local nonprofit theater companies producing nationally recognized plays, Peter Marks asks, what's the meaning of "regional" theater? [Post]

Neal Augenstein's report from a preview screening of The Bayou: D.C.'s Killer Joint, a documentary about the District club set to premiere Feb. 25 on MPT. [WTOP]

Michelle Obama partied with Valerie Jarrett at the Howard Theatre Thursday night. [Washingtonian]

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