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Once you’ve been to more than a few art openings in D.C., you start to recognize a regular cast of characters. There’s the tatted-up white girl with a sunny smile, the Asian guy in hipster glasses with a camera around his neck, the attractive young power couple, the well-dressed Washington City Paper fine arts critic.
A scan of Frankie Cosmos’ Bandcamp page might lead you to assume the New York City indie-pop singer has a problem editing herself. In just a few years, Greta Kline has uploaded hundreds of four-track-recorded songs on more than 50 releases. But at around 17 minutes, Zentropy, her first studio-made “full-length,” is a miracle of concise [...]
When the residents of Lyon, France, survived the plague in 1647, they celebrated by lighting candles and offering tributes to the Virgin Mary. More than three centuries later, the display has evolved into a sweeping lights party that draws millions of tourists to the town in early December. Now, with the help of Alliance Française [...]
Marisha Pessl wasn’t meant to be an office worker. In fact, while working at PricewaterhouseCoopers after college, she started drafting her debut novel, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, which earned popular and critical acclaim when it was released in 2006. Seven years later, she’s returned with an even darker pulp mystery, Night Film. Read more >>> Marisha Pessl reads [...]
Drop into any Brightest Young Things party or Pink Line Project event with a DJ, a food truck, and some graffiti, and there’s a good chance you’re going to see some performance art. Not, mind you, the Viennese Actionism of the late 1960s or the NEA Four of the early 1990s or Marina Abramović trying [...]
For a record label, Sublime Frequencies’ crate-digging is extreme in its far-reaching trippiness. Since 2003, label cofounders Hisham Mayet and Alan Bishop have collected rare records and made field recordings around the world, then released them in limited editions. But the label doesn’t just offer music. Sublime Frequencies’ folk cinema has captured song and dance [...]
Valentine's Day: you know how it goes. OK for some, sucky for most. Drinking is always an option, but that can get depressing fast; fortunately there's some other stuff going on that might distract you from that massive teddy bear display in the middle of CVS.
Jenn Tisdale and Andrew Bucket host an evening of dark humor [...]
Conventional wisdom says the age of music-video television is dead and buried, crushed by a shaky business model, reality TV, YouTube, and nudity-friendly Vimeo. But what about Pop Up Video? VH1's long-running series, which originally ran from 1996 to 2002, was revived last year, and started a new season this summer. That's telling: It means we [...]
That the U Street area boasts no shortage of dance nights—not to mention one very loud new dance club—doesn't mean the custodians of the Velvet Lounge are worried about oversaturation: Their new space next door, Dodge City, is all about the "high-minded DJ set."
The new two-floor space at 9th and U opens this week—its chief [...]