Posts Tagged ‘826DC’

Arts Roundup: Please Sir, Can I Have Some More? Edition

Plus: Listen to the debut album by Flavor Waster.

Arts Roundup: Flakey Trel Edition

Wilson High School newspaper reports that Fat Trel bailed on a scheduled concert at the school after pocketing his performance fee. [Wilson Beacon]
Why 826DC is awesome [Post]
Pacman and Peso edge closer to North Korea. [Post]
A review of Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience [Post]

Josef Palermo [...]

“Come Get Some”: A Lit Party Without the Stale Crackers

Literature and poetry readings can be a bore. Too many are sullied by bad wine, stale crackers, and an abundance of feelings—a nasty combination that could scare off even the most ardent lit lovers. But members of D.C.'s literary community want you to know it doesn't have to be that way. Readings—and the people who [...]

Arts Roundup: LOLcats Edition

Jeff Chang on the legacy of Chuck Brown [Grantland]
Spin interviews Fat Trel [Spin]
Robyn will DJ not one, but two sets at U Street Music Hall July 8 [Post]
BuzzFeed will open a D.C. bureau. LOLcats for everyone! [FishbowlDC]
A chat with 826DC director Joe Callahan [Huffington Post D.C.]

Don’t Be Bored: The U.S. Treasury Building and Free Synth-Pop

Few buildings are more important than that of a government’s treasury. America’s version started out as a two-story brick building located directly southeast of the White House, housing around half of the federal workforce. An arsonist seeking to destroy incriminating pension records burned it down in 1833, and the government hosted a design competition for [...]

Five Ways The National Book Festival Should Earn Its Second Day

Anybody who’s cared about culture in the past decade has had reason to hope for more subsidies from billionaires. In 2002 pharmaceutical heiress Ruth Lilly gave a surprise $100 million gift to the Poetry Foundation. The following year Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, died and left $200 million to NPR in her [...]

Freestylin’ D.C.: Openings–826DC! Arena Stage!

Looking for things to do that won’t cost a lot? Well, I’ve got you covered! Here's a list of free things to do tonight through Sunday from my site, Free in DC. Lots of neat stuff going on, including the grand opening parties for Arena Stage's new home and 826DC on Saturday, and the final [...]

Dave Eggers’ 826 Writing Center Arrives in D.C.—as the Museum of Unnatural History

Dave Eggers’ nationwide writing charity, 826, is setting up a new outpost in Columbia Heights at 3233 14th Street, as you may have read on WeLoveDC yesterday. Demolition of the current space (which is, somewhat fittingly, a Score! Educational Center) started on Tuesday, and the group hopes to open their doors in September.
This definitely won’t [...]