Graffiti or art?

We round up the stories, blog posts, tweets and going-out scuttlebutt that have us talking.

Graffiti or art? These days, murals on the sides of buildings are being commissioned, not painted under the cover of night. This week, City Paper examines the phenomenon of graffiti (finally) going mainstream in Washington. Pictured:
Kelly Towles, working on his giant mural "Scout," at 12th and W streets NW last year.(Courtesy of Kelly Towles)