Posts Tagged ‘Clinton Yates’

Strangers Will Answer Your Burning Questions at Ask Roulette

If you could flip a switch so that your best friend always told the truth about you, would you?
Would you rather have sex with a chimpanzee or strangle it with your bare hands?
Have you ever truly feared for your life?
WNYC’s Jody Avirgan wants to know. As the host of Ask Roulette, a live show and [...]

Arts Roundup: It’s Just a Misdemeanor Edition

Chris Brown's charge downgraded to a misdemeanor. [City Desk]
New portrait of the female Supreme Court justices revealed! [Post]
Clinton Yates talks to Cool "Disco" Dan about his mental health, his best pal, and the Cool "Disco" Dan documentary. [Post]
Maybe House of Cards won't wrap after Season 2 after all? [Huffington Post]
There is a Sesame Street parody [...]

Arts Roundup: Terio Edition

RIP Ellsworth J. Davis, the first black photographer to work for the Washington Post. [Post]
Kathleen Hanna talks to Stereogum about Julie Ruin, riot grrrl, and her recent life-changing illness. [Stereogum]
Pleasure Curses drops a new music video. [The Deli Magazine]
Clinton Yates searches for Terio, the 6-year-old Internet celebrity/dancer, at Trillectro. [Vice]

Stop Googling! Save Your Creepy Questions for Ask Roulette.

As a producer for WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, Jody Avirgan played with the idea of pairing up on-air callers to ask each other questions. That concept became the foundation of Ask Roulette, a live show Avirgan created in 2011 and has been hosting every other month at New York City’s Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. [...]

94.7 Fresh FM Promises “Today’s Best Hits, Without the Rap”

You will hear plenty of Maroon 5, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Pink on the CBS-owned radio station 94.7 Fresh FM, but don't expect anything resembling hip-hop music on the station. As Fresh's slogan proudly advertises, 94.7 FM is all about "Today's Best Hits, Without the Rap."
Steve Davis, operations manager for CBS Radio Washington and program [...]

Arts Roundup: The Mayor Does Austin Edition

Mayor Vincent Gray goes to SXSW... [Post]
...and DCist has some ideas for his itinerary. [DCist]
Pitchfork hands Deathfix's debut a respectable 6.4 rating. [Pitchfork]
Signature Theatre cans Crimes of the Heart, swaps in The Last Five Years. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
From the archives: Washington City Paper's coverage of go-go in the 1980s [Unveiled]
Gettysburg Address to be displayed at [...]

Arts Roundup: President’s Day Edition

Clinton Yates: Why Cool "Disco" Dan mattered to D.C. through some of its toughest years [The Root D.C.]
On President's Day—that is, today—see the Library of Congress as you usually cannot see it. [Post]
A history of go-go's iconic Globe posters, on view starting this weekend at Corcoran's "Pump Me Up" exhibit [Post]
Mount Vernon's $47 million National Library [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 36

The 36th chamber is hardly a place of contemplation, but we'll definitely kick a statistic at you: The Twitter List will hit 90 this week. It's simple: If we republish your tweet in Far Out vs. Hot Dang, you go on the list. PERMANENTLY. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the list is 99.9 percent rappers.

"you’d want [...]