Posts Tagged ‘Dave Nuttycombe’

The Bayou: D.C.’s Killer Joint, Reviewed

In the Bayou's no-frills, stone-and-brick building on K Street under the Whitehurst Freeway, a singer was once fed a rat sandwich as a practical joke. Employees had sex under the club's stage. Jazz bands swung. A manager nicknamed "Little Hitler" ruled the roost. Foreigner played there—twice.
The Bayou: D.C.’s Killer Joint, a 90-minute, locally [...]

From an Era When Going Viral Took Some Real Effort

Pat Carroll couldn’t find Dupont Circle on Tuesday. I’d asked the members of the Travesty Films comedy group, which released a series of cult-favorite short films in the 1970s and 1980s, to grab a drink ahead of the 30th-anniversary screening of their 1981 piece Hyattsville Holiday tonight at the AFI Silver Theatre.
Though it was short [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 18

We're back, and we are obviously not refreshed. Because, really, look at the Hot Dang side of this week's Far Out vs. Hot Dang. There's a lot of disappointment there. This whole "serotonin levels" thing is a bitch. Or maybe we're just reflecting the zeitgeist? Maybe we're totally healthy and society is sick? Where's the [...]

Arts Roundup: Chaos Reigns Edition

Welcome to the new Thunderdome! And I don't (just) mean the imminent swearing-in of the 112th Congress. Even WMATA is managing to top itself beyond employees using the tracks at the Mt. Vernon stop as a toilet. Just ask those intrepid arts reporters. ArtInfo blogger and Caps enthusiast Tyler Green was bounced from the Gallery [...]

Now Dave Nuttycombe Wants Blake Gopnik’s Job

Dave Nuttycombe is at it again. On the heels of creating an application video to replace WaPo fashion critic Robin Givhan, the former City Paper staffer has done the same for the vacancy created by art critic Blake Gopnik. Wearing a Tweed Ride-worthy ensemble, he notes his qualifications ("I was an art major at a [...]

Dave Nuttycombe Wants Robin Givhan’s Job

Last week I speculated on some possible replacements for outgoing fashion critic Robin Givhan at WaPo. Well, now another candidate has thrown his hat into the ring: former City Paper staffer Dave Nuttycombe. Check out his audition video, above. He dispenses advice like, "Paisley is coming back–that's a freebie you can have," and opens his [...]

With Closing of Video Vault, Where Will D.C.’s Cinephiles Find Film’s Worst?

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It's getting harder to find a video in this town, but there are options—a few dozen  general video stores in the area, not to mention those seemingly ubiquitous Redbox machines. And there's Netflix, of course. (Death, some specialized movie-lovers might say, thy name is Netflix.)
But after April 30, no longer will you be [...]