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The village of Zece Prăjini, in northeastern Romania, sits between the middle of nowhere and the Moldovan border. Which makes it the perfect locale for the world music origin story of Fanfare Ciocărlia: Discovered by a traveling German sound engineer in 1996, the band would become one of the most commercially successful Romani brass ensembles [...]
The not-actually-flea-market Renoir must return to the Baltimore Museum of Art, orders a federal judge. [Post]
More about the major Renwick Gallery renovation, which will close the museum for two years and install some technological upgrades, among other big changes. [Post]
Northeast Library scheduled to reopen Feb. 3. [Frozen Tropics]
Dismemberment Plan to play Coachella. [Stereogum]
Meet Marc Eisenberg, the [...]
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 [...]
What are you doing over the Thanksgiving holiday? Basting a turkey? Guiding out-of-town relatives around the Mall? Getting out of town yourself?
None of the above: You're hunkering down with the writing device of your choosing and forging in the smithy of your soul the uncreated conscience of Washington, D.C.
That is, you're working on your submission [...]
Smithsonian stares down a potential $65 budget cut, brought to us by Congress. [AP]
Montgomery County is hungry for millennials. Maybe the District can slough a few off 14th Street NW. [Post]
Neil Young will release a live solo album recorded at D.C.'s Cellar Door in 1970. [Rolling Stone]
The D.C. Preservation League and Douglas Development will present a [...]
Calling all fiction writers: On January 2, Washington City Paper will publish its second annual Fiction Issue. If you've been looking for a chance to set free your inner Edward P. Jones, Danielle Evans, or George Pelecanos, here it is.
Once again we're looking for stories that are in some way about the District. Once again, we'd prefer these stories not [...]
Last month we announced that City Paper will publish its first-ever fiction issue in 2013. (Thanks to DCist for spreading the word, and to the DCist commentariat for making the obvious joke.) We checked with Richard Peabody, the institutional memory of the D.C. literary community, about that "first" thing—City Paper has published fiction in [...]
Hey! In early 2013, Washington City Paper will publish a fiction issue, and we're looking for contributors. FAQ below.
What kind of fiction are you looking for?
We're looking for previously unpublished stories that are in some way of and about the District. Feel free to define that as loosely as you like, though ultimately we'll be deciding [...]