If the federal government shuts down tonight, taking the D.C. government along with it, public libraries around the District will be closed. Which means the second annual haiku contest at the Cleveland Park branch, scheduled to end tomorrow, may not go as planned! (Timed to coincide with the Cherry Blossom Festival, contest entries must be [...]
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This week's dead-tree Washington City Paper devotes an insane amount of copy to Filmfest DC, which runs from April 7-17. Here's our review of one of the festival's many musically inclined selections.
At some point in the near future, Viacom will have finished its inexorable march into every country on the planet and will start launching [...]
This video, apparently produced by Scott Freiman to celebrate his son Zachary's bar mitzvah, has it all—vuvuzelas, random shots of Oprah Winfrey, a soundtrack that's just catchy enough to get stuck in your head and just awful enough to make you want to die afterwards.
"I was born 13 years ago in Washington, D.C.," Zach sings. [...]
Over the weekend, I was visiting my in-laws in Staten Island. While we were flipping through TV channels at one point, a familiar beat thumped out into the living room. "I feel like bustin' loose..." the TV sang.
Yes—Chuck Brown's Chips Ahoy commercial had gone national.
The spot's been on the air for a while, but this [...]