Her long bangs and knowing face might suggest Eleanor Friedberger has a don’t-mess-with-me punk-rock attitude, but don’t lump her in with other 21st century Ramones: Friedberger rocks a little quieter. She recently released her feelings-fueled second album, Personal Record, which is driven by Friedberger’s meticulous songwriting and invokes a bit of [...]
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Food politics, in recent years, has mainly been a preoccupation of the left. We liberals thrill to Morgan Spurlock’s cinematic pantsing of McDonald’s and Eric Schlosser’s searing indictment of big agriculture’s labor practices. It’s Democratic political spouses who make politically tinged culinary waves with things like Michelle Obama’s White House vegetable patch or Theresa Heinz Kerry’s [...]
Back in 2007, the venerable New York-based multidisciplinary theater collective Mabou Mines stunned Arena Stage audiences with Peter and Wendy, an update of J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play Peter Pan. The company’s inventive use of puppetry was a perfect match for the rousing but ultimately mournful tale of a boy who refuses to grow up, and a girl [...]
Inside the cover story of this week's paper, a number of writers score their first ever Washington City Paper bylines, including Abigail Adams, Mark Twain, and Sinclair Lewis. OK, OK, they're actually excerpts from a new anthology of Washington literature—snapshots of the city before we associated its writerly class with policy wonks and thriller writers.
Ramon Ramirez [...]
Most shows on the Kennedy Center Millennium stage start at 6 p.m. Period. But tonight, those who drop by an hour early will get a bonus from the 10th Annual D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival and music website Okayafrica. Before the festival’s African hip-hop showcase begins, Rujeko Dumbutshena, a Zimbabwean dancer who [...]