Posts Tagged ‘Dave Eggers’

Arts Roundup: Ingenuity Edition

The man stabbed outside of a Dupont nightclub has died. [NBC4]
Dave Eggers, St. Vincent, and Doug Aitken among hipster recipients of Smithsonian Magazine's second annual Ingenuity Awards. [AP]
Rock the Bells organizer Chang Weisberg tells us what we already know about why the festival was canceled in D.C. this fall. [Arts Desk]
Wondering where critical reviews are [...]

Scenes From Day 1 of the National Book Festival

The organizers of the National Book Festival, now in its 11th year, know how to draw a crowd early. The fest has typically slated the biggest names for the opening slots, and on Saturday tents filled at 10 a.m. for PBS anchor/novelist Jim Lehrer, longtime Post columnist Eugene Robinson, and Nobel-winning novelist Toni Morrison, who [...]

The National Book Festival’s Supersize Lineup

This week the Library of Congress announced the names of many of the authors scheduled to appear at this year’s National Book Festival. As usual, it’s a high-wattage lineup that includes Jennifer Egan (whose A Visit From the Goon Squad has won a host of fiction awards in the past year), Toni Morrison, Dave Eggers, [...]

Everything That Everything Else Is Not: Julian Schnabel on Blinky Palermo

The Hirshhorn is concluding an exhibition of mid-20th century German artist Blinky Palermo on Sunday. Palermo was an intriguing minimalist who died too young, and who emerged from the same group of Germans instructed by Joseph Beuys that also included Gerhardt Richter, Anselm Kiefer, and Sigmar Polke. In the context of the 1960s and '70s, his [...]

826 DC Opens Tomorrow–And We’ll Be Tweeting It

Back on Sept. 24, you could preview Dave Eggers' newest 826 outpost–dubbed the Museum of Unnatural History–for $250. If you somehow missed the event or you couldn't shell out, worry not: The center officially opens its doors to the public tomorrow, and you can see it for free.
The nonprofit, which works with students ages 6-18 [...]

Freestylin’ D.C.: Openings–826DC! Arena Stage!

Looking for things to do that won’t cost a lot? Well, I’ve got you covered! Here's a list of free things to do tonight through Sunday from my site, Free in DC. Lots of neat stuff going on, including the grand opening parties for Arena Stage's new home and 826DC on Saturday, and the final [...]

Dave Eggers’ 826 Writing Center Arrives in D.C.—as the Museum of Unnatural History

Dave Eggers’ nationwide writing charity, 826, is setting up a new outpost in Columbia Heights at 3233 14th Street, as you may have read on WeLoveDC yesterday. Demolition of the current space (which is, somewhat fittingly, a Score! Educational Center) started on Tuesday, and the group hopes to open their doors in September.
This definitely won’t [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.
1. Bike Snob: Systematically and Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling, by BikeSnobNYC.
Drivers and pedestrians, consider the benefits of a bike-free world: no weaving around cyclists who, with undisguised glee and unrestrained aplomb, take to the sidewalks; no obnoxious couriers with their white [...]

Arts Morning Roundup: Porn Wins the Day at University of Maryland

Good morning, y'all! Did you miss us yesterday? Bet you did! Especially the theater trolls! Top of the news pile this morning: According to the Student Press Law Center, the University of Maryland's Board of Regents opted to not make a constitution-violating anti-porn policy for the university. "The students couldn't be happier," Sarah Elfreth, the [...]

Five Books I’d Read

In which the author briefly discusses five new books he’d read, if time permitted.

1. The Wild Things (Fur-Covered Edition), by Dave Eggers.
Another in adventure in meta by postmodernist Dave Eggers, this novelization of high modernist Maurice Sendak's ubiquitous children's book is also based on a screenplay for the recent film that Eggers wrote with postmodernist [...]