I know you’re probably diligently following the news coming out of Egypt, not ignoring the history being made at this very minute in favor of, say, snark about Charlie Sheen. But if you decide to take a break from the incredible, heavy shit going down, you could do a lot worse than reading Michaelangelo Matos’s informative piece about the evolution of attitudes toward disco in this week’s Reader. You might also want to check out Gossip Wolf on Ga’an, American Heritage, and a pretty bonkers-looking EPMD event coming up in Chicago. And my reviews of recent releases from Smith Westerns, Kid Sister, the Eternals, Otter Petter, and Santah. And maybe check the List for upcoming shows to hit up.