Posts Tagged ‘12 Years a Slave’

Arts Roundup: RIP Bobby Parker Edition

Maryland-based blues guitarist Bobby Parker died last week at age 76. [Arts Desk]
Watch this web-only video of Dismemberment Plan playing "Invisible" on Jimmy Fallon. [Jimmy Fallon]
A museum of science fiction may come to D.C. [Housing Complex]
Read an excerpt from Dan Morse's The Yoga Store Murder, the Washington Post reporter's book about the 2011 slaying of a [...]

Arts Roundup: Straight to the Dome Edition

Watch Uber Wars, a new, libertarian-approved short film about the battle over the car service in D.C. [YouTube via Post]
The Smithsonian's Board of Regents begins its search for the next Smithsonian CEO. [AP]
Repairs to the Capitol Dome have begun. [AP]
Winners of the 2013 Mayor's Arts Awards announced. [Art 202]
Courtland Milloy endorses 12 Years a Slave. [...]

Arts Roundup: Expensive Taste Edition

Man steals credit cards, buys $46,000 in work from a Georgetown art gallery. [City Desk]
Shakespeare Theatre Company will bring Kneehigh Theatre of Cornwall to D.C. next year. [Post]
WAMU profiles Prinz-D, a local Gallaudet graduate who calls himself the first deaf rapper. [WAMU]
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin descend on Washington in the name of yoga. [Post]
Spin gives Dismemberment Plan's [...]

12 Years a Slave, Reviewed

Shortly after it screened at this year’s Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals, 12 Years a Slave became the anointed one, the film lauded as so jaw-droppingly powerful it already seemed like a foregone conclusion as 2013’s best picture. But could it really be that moving, that immediately recognizable as Oscar-worthy?
The answer is yes, with the [...]