Posts Tagged ‘Dot Dash’

Arts Roundup: Little Munchkin Lambie Pie Edition

H Street sitcom creator: “In terms of where they’re from, their background, their ethnicity — we didn’t have any of that. We just started casting.” Sure about that? Also, the show better include that burglar with the bad English accent. [Post]
"Aw, little munchkin lambie pie – I know you tried." Why Fringe festivals produce too much [...]

ToDo ToDay: Cynthia Connolly’s America

As a kid growing up in Los Angeles, Cynthia Connolly watched art-deco signs whiz by from the backseat of her mother’s car. Her exhibit at Civilian Art Projects captures the years she later spent tracking down fascinating signs, traveling to places in Arizona, Louisiana, New York, West Virginia, and the D.C. area. Her D.C. signs—Bloomingdale [...]

Don’t Be Bored: We Should Talk About Kevin

Former Saturday Night Live star Kevin Nealon, best known as the “Weekend Update” anchor—or another one of Adam Sandler’s friends that shows up in all his movies—is the guy that got the job because he stuck around. He was 31 when he first appeared on television; he never did impressions, original characters, or physical humor. [...]

Arts Roundup: Discontinued Perfume Edition

Tigger Trap: DCRTV's Dave Hughes follows up—in video form!—on the news that WPGC has ousted morning host Big Tigger. Today he says: The Post messed up by not getting the story into today's paper; and WPGC is in a tough position, stuck somewhere in the middle between pop station 99.5 and hip-hop/R&B station 93.9.
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Don’t Be Bored: Unban Judy

Judy Blume is more than just the poet laureate of pubescent hormones. Besides educating millions of girls about the perils of belted sanitary napkins in Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, she’s found massive success writing for grown-ups (Wifey, Smart Women, and Summer Sisters have all topped the New York Times best-seller list), received [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Howard Homecoming, Jewish Literary Festival

If you’re a Howardite—or just an aficionado—you know the university’s homecoming week is truly a beacon, and the admission-free International Yardfest is the most economical way to celebrate. (Though acquiring a fresh outfit still costs money.) As usual, this year’s lineup is semi-secret, perhaps because organizers tend to book acts down to the wire—though Young [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Beware the Fire-Breathing Octopus

Dot Dash is a something of a local jangle-pop supergroup with roots in another jangle-pop supergroup, Julie Ocean. In last week's One Track Mind, I wrote:
Dot Dash is named for a song by Wire, kind of like how Julie Ocean was named for a song by The Undertones. [Leader Terry] Banks says he’d just as [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Gaurav Gopalan, Fela!, Moneyball

Trey Graham leads this week's arts section with his deep and affecting look at the life and final days of Garauv Gopalan, a local theatermaker who was murdered in Columbia Heights earlier this month. Bob Mondello reviews the Harman Center's Fela!, an ecstatic revolutionary musical, and Arena's Trouble in Mind, Alice Childress' backstage almost-classic about race in America. [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Merriweather = Local Platinumn

For musicians who grew up in the D.C. or Baltimore area, playing Merriweather Post Pavilion is almost like graduating. But while plenty of locals have played the rustic amphitheater over the past few years—Beach House, The Walkmen, and Animal Collective are just a few—the ascension of Baltimore duo Wye Oak might be the most rewarding. [...]

Arts Desk’s Newest Feature: Freestylin’ D.C.

Welcome to Freestylin’ D.C! Every Monday and Thursday afternoon, I'll share some of the coolest and most interesting events from my site, Free in DC. Back in the day, before blogs were popular, Washington City Paper was my main guide for all things free. I’m excited to join Arts Desk now and to [...]