Posts Tagged ‘Chinatown’

Arts Roundup: Slicknosity Edition

The recent documentary Chinatown looks at a D.C. neighborhood with an increasingly meaningless name. [WAMU]
Senior Historian David Ward talks history and controversy at the National Portrait Gallery. [Post]
Mayor Vince Gray to launch his re-election campaign at THEARC. [WTOP]
In advance of his New Year's Eve concert at the Hamilton, Dr. John drops science and some creative lingo [...]

Arts Roundup: Volkswagen Edition

Volkswagen donates $10 million to the Trust for the National Mall. [AP via WJLA]
A new documentary tells the story of D.C.'s shrinking Chinatown. [WAMU]
Sequestration-related cuts to the Smithsonian and area parks might have a short- and long-term impact on local tourism. [Post]
Scuttled Georgia Avenue jazz club Enterprise soon to become Bravo Lounge? [PoPville]
The Washington Monument's [...]

Tonight in Film: L.A. Confidential at American City Diner

“Life is good in Los Angeles. It’s paradise on Earth,” narrates Danny DeVito in the first moments of L.A. Confidential, Curtis Hanson’s thickly and richly plotted 1997 police drama based on the novel by James Ellroy. “That’s what they tell you, anyway.” It remains the best film about systemic corruption in the City of Angels [...]