Archive for August, 2014

Photos: Perfect Pussy

The Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival, in a Venn Diagram

Do you like politics and bad decisions? Literature and anthropomorphism?

The Breaks: DMV Hip-Hop Happenings from Wale, Logic, GoldLink, and Chaz French

Wale splits with Roc Nation and lends a verse to a track for Michael Brown.

Illustrator Brian Biggs on Writer’s Block Remedies, Paying the Bills, and the Future of Publishing

"If books go away in favor of digital formats, will I still be able to find an audience and make a living?"

ToDo ToDay: MetroPerforms, National Book Festival, and Ice Cream Tastings

Here's what to do if you're in town for Labor Day Weekend.

Arts Roundup: Visas Denied Edition

Synetic Theater is getting into the workout video business.

Illustrator Bob Staake on Dark Humor, New Yorker Covers, and Analog Art in a Digital World

"I don't like the term cartoonist at all, because I just don't think I am one at all."

On the Lawn in Petworth: Jazz Setlist, August 28-September 3

Free jazz shows, now with kids music!

One Track Mind: Andrew Aylward’s “Self Destruct”

Standout Track: A song from Chevy Chase bedroom-pop artist Andrew Aylward’s as-yet-untitled debut release, “Self Destruct” is a hazy, lo-fi nugget that could have easily been written by Kurt Vile. Like Vile’s standout 2011 record Smoke Ring for My Halo, it’s as lethargic and repetitious as a Monday-morning routine. “So I’ll take you where the [...]

ToDo ToDay: Afternoon of a Faun, Crocodiles, and Whiskey

The story sounds straight out of a Lifetime movie: A stunning young dancer—the muse of her partner and choreographer—is stricken by a grave illness and doesn’t know if she’ll ever walk again, let alone dance. To do so, she must overcome all odds. And of course, the woman in question is gorgeous. So go see Afternoon of [...]