Posts Tagged ‘Betty White’

Arts Roundup: Barracuda Edition

D.C. Film Office says the government shutdown is screwing with movie productions in town. [Washingtonian]
Watch Dismemberment Plan cover Heart's "Barracuda." [AV Club]
Tickets for fallFringe go on sale. [Post]
Misun drops a new song. [All Things Go]
14th Street NW mural painted over. [Post]
Betty White gets her own wax statue at Madame Tussauds. [AP]
A report from the PEN/Faulkner [...]

Joke’s On You: To Curb Allegations of Joke Stealing, D.C. Comics Get Creative

It’s a chilly evening in October, and a band of stand-up comics, clowns, improvisers, and freelance writers has crowded into 14th Street NW eatery Restaurant Judy for a meeting of the D.C. Comedy Writers group. They’ve come here to write, riff, and workshop ideas for material. But mostly, they’re here to suck.
The group offers something [...]

ToDo ToDay: Toni Morrison and Listen Local First

“African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond” is proof that black artists not named Jacob Lawrence or Romare Bearden produced a ton of compelling 20th century art, even if it makes it into our museums less frequently. The sprawling exhibit features 100 works by 43 artists—a generous mix of painters, sculptors, and [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 4

Your favorite assemblage is back, and we've got nothin' but love for you, baby! We don't call it "aggregation," because aggregation is too aggro. In the land of FO-vs.-HD, all the pieces fit together like a giant group hug. D.C. deserves it! Catch up here. Then accept this week's embrace. Then go make some art [...]

Arts Roundup: Misplaced Power Edition

Morning, all. Happy Thursday to you!
Does the concept of performance art ever befuddle you? Me too. Marina Abramović, the self-proclaimed "grandmother of performance art" who's about to have a retrospective of her work at MOMA, sheds some light on the subject. She says that to be a performance artist, one has to hate theater, because [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Facebook Eats Your Brain’ Edition

Morning, folks!
Let’s talk about Facebook for a second. Yesterday I came across—via Facebook, naturally—this infographic, which shows the gradual un-privatizing of an ever larger proportion of your profile. With the link, the friend who had posted it had written, “Time to leave?” To which Paul Carr over at TechCrunch would no doubt counter, “No, time [...]

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