When Alison Baitz started working on her new zine, On Flora, she may have been a little out of her depth. She bought props on a whim, wasted $100 taking photos with disposable cameras (none of which came out), and set overly ambitious goals for how fast her product would sell. “I think I was a [...]
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Chris Grasso, pianist and mastermind of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel's weekend Jazz Series, which was cancelled in July, lost no time returning to the bandstand. The second edition of the series premieres tonight at its new venue, Petworth bistro Chez Billy. The event features Grasso on piano, a yet-to-be-named bassist, and Lena Seikaly (shown), one [...]
Last fall, dancer Emily Eakland found herself in need of new professional photographs for her résumé. Rather than pay for a photoshoot, she recruited two friends—a photographer and a stylist who needed samples for their own portfolios—to work on the project. "The three of us got together to take the photos of me, and we all [...]
With its sparkling new library, revamped community center, new eateries, and pending town center project, Shaw looks radically different than it did at the beginning of this century—and it's likely to keep changing. So for its “Investigating Where We Live” program, the National Building Museum invited some of Shaw’s youngest residents to explore and document [...]
The Capital Fringe Festival, D.C.’s most consistent dispenser of kooky theater and performance, recently announced its full 2013 lineup. The annual gathering starts July 11 with 129 plays that take off their clothes, slap around Shakespeare, dance awkwardly, commit murder, and take off their clothes again. It’s all very, well, Fringe.
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