Author Archive for Alex Baca

Arts Roundup: Walk-Off Edition

Since the Nats are playing today, let this collection of "Take on Me" videos help you hit the song's high notes. [Style Blog]
Here's another person doing art in Philippa Hughes' apartment, documented via Instagram. [Pink Line]
If only last night's debate delved into Dischordian economics! [Twitter]
Watch: Heavy Times, "Lantern Trail" [Windian]

Arts Roundup: Psy Route 1 Edition

University of Maryland students do "Gangnam Style." Hey, sexy terrapins! [DCist]
Graffiti artist Asad "Ultra" Walker on walking around D.C. at 4 a.m. [Pink Line]
Richmond's Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has reopened after a $50 million renovation. [Washington Post]

Arts Roundup: King Kahn Edition

Shakespeare Theatre Company Director Michael Kahn named to the Theater Hall of Fame. [DC Theatre Scene]
"Photograffeur" (the dude is French) JR will install a building-sized photograph mural at 1401 T St. NW. [Style Blog]
You have a favorite obscure punk 7-inch, too, don't you? [Impose]

Arts Roundup: Losering Edition

Hispanic organizations claim exclusion at the yearly Kennedy Center Honors, reportedly elicit epithets from Michael Kaiser [Politico]
Nina Katchadourian's exhibit outside the Washington Post building stumps for failed candidates. [Style Blog]
Festivals! BYT's picks for the National Book Festival; WAMU's picks for not-National Book Festivals [BYT, WAMU]
Michael Cavna profiles the Silver Spring-raised Lewis Black. [Washington Post magazine]

Arts Roundup: Green Stripes Mean Slow Down Edition

Downtown bike lanes: now in green! [Green Lane Project]
Did you go to the monthly performance-art event Soapbox last night? Regardless, here's a Q&A with participants Deena Odelle Hyatt and Natalia Panfile. [DC Performance Art]
Locrian member and artist Terence Hannum talks metal, mirrors, and sociology. [BYT]

Arts Roundup: Meated Out Edition

Ooh, shiny! The Phillips Collection has a new website. [Phillips Collection]
Lady Gaga's meat dress to be canonized at the Museum of Women in the Arts [WTOP]
The Potomack Company, per an emailed press release, to auction a lost Renoir painting found at a flea sale. [Potomack Company]

D.C. Shorts, Showcase 9: Poppin’ Valium

Short reviews of films from this year's DC Shorts Film Festival
D.C. Shorts’ Showcase 9 is filled with despair. There’s one notable exception (Necking, which is as twee as it sounds) but largely these films draw out moments in which characters are most panicked, anxious, and fraught with feeling. Everybody wants something: revenge, the girl, power, success.
Angela [...]

Arts Roundup: Trumped Laterally Edition

Eames Armstrong on performance, curation, and who's an artist [DC Performance Art, Pink Line Project]
"...The Trump International Hotel Washington D.C. will attempt to fit the composition and style of the city where it is located." Yawn. [Capital Business]
General tips for and a consideration of queer themes in the D.C. Shorts festival [Washington Blade]
Fat Trel, often [...]

Arts Roundup: Metropolitan Area Edition

D.C. and Baltimore: now kiss. [Pink Line Project]
Like, seriously, you can't spraypaint the pavement in Georgetown. [Georgetown Patch]
A brief glimpse of street art in Takoma [D.C. Style is Real]

Arts Roundup: This Land Is Your Land Edition

Krista Rimple Bradley is the new executive director of Germantown's BlackRock Center for the Arts [Daily Campello]
Many famous musicians to cover Woody Guthrie at the Kennedy Center's tribute. [Style Blog]
Ugly and overpriced home decor and furniture on Craigslist that—duh—isn't selling. [Listed District]
The time-lapsed installation of Barbara Kruger's "Belief+Doubt" at the Hirshhorn. [T Magazine]