Arts Roundup: Company Town Edition
You Can't Park There: Veep is filming! Veep is filming! Per the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development: "A comedy series set in DC about a female VP of the US from British comedian, writer and director Armando Iannucci. VEEP is set 'very near the White House' and centered on former Senator Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) who finds being VP is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned her about it." But you knew that. Today the HBO show is filming on D Street NW, between 17th and 18th streets.
Double the Throne: Chris Richards explains that Jamey Johnson and Kanye West are the same person: "Both West and Johnson gave glowering performances, brows furrowed with focus. Both tempered that intensity (and their reputations for being grouchy) with lyrics that made me laugh. Both are stronger craftsmen than performers, but the strength of their material made their performances shine. Both are considered renegades, yet appear to seek the affirmation of their fans and the respect of their heroes with an almost noble desperation."
Joke About D.C. Being No More Than Khakis: Buffalo Exchange is coming! Buffalo Exchange is coming! Apparently, the proprietors scouted for a D.C. location for four years. The Post has quite a bit more about the second-hand clothing chain, which should fit in nicely on 14th Street NW. Current Boutique is effectively the same concept, no?
Yesterday on Arts Desk: Roald Dahl (and other boldface-worthy authors) lived in D.C.! Books of potential interest!