Posts Tagged ‘Daikaya’

ToDo ToDay: Mad Decent Block Party, Baby Bry Bry, and Sitali

A man of many hats (producer, DJ, booty connoisseur, talent scout), Mad Decent label head Diplo is bringing his troupe of electronic merrymakers to Merriweather Post Pavilion, and he’s aiming for wide appeal. But for all the talent he’s assembled from around the world, the clear star of MDBP’s ninth iteration is the ringleader himself. [...]

ToDo ToDay: Coen Brothers: Double Take, Give, and Protect-U

1984’s Blood Simple and 2007’s No Country for Old Men, Joel and Ethan Coen’s eerie, blood-soaked, uncomfortably hilarious Texas neo-noirs, have a lot in common, down to the creepiness and originality of their respective villains, the double-crossing P.I. Loren Visser and the double-crossing hitman Anton Chigurh. But while Blood Simple, the Coen brothers’ first feature, was a [...]

ToDo ToDay: Cut Copy, Cherry Blossom Cocktails, and a Travis Jackson Benefit

In 2001, Dan Whitford, then the owner of an Australian graphic design company, toggled through the choices on his MacBook’s edit menu and stopped on two words: cut and copy. The words became a source of inspiration; Whitford traded in the computer keyboard for a musical one and formed the synthpop quartet Cut Copy. In [...]

ToDo ToDay: “The Power of Culture,” Filipino Food, and Sky Ferreira

The Phillips Collection is now developing its forthcoming programming and exhibitions around “a global conversation through the language of art,” from art’s ability to create social change to the politics of exhibitions. “The Culture of Power/The Power of Culture,” a daylong forum featuring conversations with art professionals, policymakers, and experts in international relations, jumpstarts the [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Crank & Groove,” Neighborhood Festivals, and Mousetrap

Energized by Charles Stephenson and Kip Lornell’s book The Beat: Go-Go’s Fusion of Funk and Hip-Hop, community organizer and theater director Jessica Solomon persuaded SpeakeasyDC Artistic Executive Director Amy Saidman to collaborate on a program that conveys the vitality of D.C.’s homegrown genre. The program, "Crank & Groove: A Go-Go Love Story," takes place this weekend. Read [...]

ToDo ToDay: Joyce Carol Oates, Grindcore in Adams Morgan, and Donnell Rawlings

Some authors spend decades crafting one serious novel at a time, waiting years to find out whether their solitary contribution will be well-received. Joyce Carol Oates, one of the grand dames of American literature, doesn’t operate that way: She’s published nearly 100 novels, plays, and pieces of nonfiction in her half-century-long career, often working on [...]

ToDo ToDay: New African Films, Daikaya, and Fanny and Alexander

The programmers who book the annual New African Films Festival face a monumental task. Africa’s cinematic pool is Olympic-sized times a million, and narrowing those choices down to the 11 pictures in this year’s festival requires gold-medal endurance. The ninth edition opens with Nairobi Half Life , a drama about a young Kenyan man determined to [...]

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