Posts Tagged ‘christopher hitchens’

This Week in WCP Arts: Fall Arts Guide!

Our arts section this week is bursting. Bursting! Why? It's Fall Arts Guide week. We've assembled a comprehensive guide to the most thought-provoking exhibits, film, and performers coming to town between through December, and we really recommend you read it. Skim our critic's picks and listings online, or pick up a copy of the real [...]

Arts Roundup: Walk and Talk Edition

Hitch-62: Christopher Hitchens, the best-selling/hard-partying polemicist and Washington author, died yesterday in Houston, Vanity Fair announced. He had Stage 4 esophageal cancer. Already tributes are pouring in: No surprise, given that Hitchens closely documented his own decline in health in essays and interviews; he was clearly near the end. Here's Christopher Buckley's sendoff. I found one by [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. Monsters in the Movies, by John Landis.
Around my house in the 1980s, John Landis was known 1) as the weird bearded guy who was talking when Michael Jackson wasn't talking in the making of "Thriller," which we owned on VHS; and 2) as [...]

Arts Roundup: Bravo Edition

Hiya, readers. Looks like the clouds have broken and it's shaping up to be a beautiful day. Get out on your lunch break and enjoy it.
In the finale of Top Chef Masters, Susur Lee, Marcus Samuelsson, and Rick Moonen did some of their finest cooking of the competition before a judging panel that included Tom [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Punctuated Consistency’ Edition

Morning, readers.
*À propos of EVERYTHING, here's Anthony Burgess on the Beatles, the Youth, and the dangers of trusting "pop prophets." (Keep an eye out for Zappa in the last frame):
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*The New York Times asks, and Christopher Hitchens responds to, questions about 1) memoir vs. [...]