Arts Roundup: ‘It’s a Mad World!’ Edition
*Snoop and Mayer Hawthorne, together again. (See above.)
*After a bungled stateside distribution deal, EMI is basically screwed. Wonder if the financiers will do any better.
*Lou Reed to direct wistful doc about his 99-year-old cousin, which will premiere at the Visions du Réel festival.
*Hey, Brideshead fans! Michael Dirda digs the new Evelyn Waugh bio: Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead. Sounds kinda airport-bookstore-y:
After all, it was a mad, mad world, a constant round of masquerades and treasure hunts and country house parties and cross-dressing and lots of sex and heartbreak.
Think Dirda's shooting for a Bravo miniseries? I do!
*Look out, ladies: Usher's divorced! Which means he can now go back to songs about getting all freaky and shit.
*Now on view at the National Gallery of Art: "Hendrick Avercamp: The Little Ice Age." A sugary little break between all the Renoirs and Vuillards.