Posts Tagged ‘Folger Shakespeare Library’

Author Claire Vaye Watkins on Girls, 36 Questions to Fall in Love, and Writing an Abortion Story

"I wanted to echo of my own experience of having an abortion, which was that it was not the worst thing that ever happened to me, but not easy, either."

Arts Roundup: Small Press Expo Edition

Small Press Expo announces its 2013 schedule. [ComicsDC]
The comedy festival Bentzen Ball will return to D.C. this fall. [Post]
Netherlands transplant and Virginia electronic-music producer Martyn makes a mix for Little White Earbuds. [Little White Earbuds]
Amherst College's Board of Trustees wants to remove and investigate six marble panels on Folger Shakespeare Library's façade. [Washington Business Journal]
The [...]

Arts Roundup: Folger All Growed Up Edition

Changes coming to Folger Shakespeare Library [Post]
Maryland Deathfest attendees gripe about problems at this year's fest. [WTOP]
D.C. Jazz Festival gets a mobile app. [Washington Business Journal]
Where to hear classical music in D.C. this summer [Post]

ToDo ToDay: GZA! Debate-Night Eats!

There are lots of middle-aged rappers, but few have made the transition as nimbly as GZA (born 1966), who was not only the Wu-Tang Clan’s oldest member, but possibly its oldest soul, too.  It helps that his signature album, 1995’s Liquid Swords, has a certain grim agelessness, as if it captured a crucial moment in a [...]

Arts Roundup: Ellen Edition

Ellen DeGeneres gets the Mark Twain prize [Washingtonian]
Coolest Swedish pop star ever Robyn will DJ a set at U Street Music Hall July 7 [Post]
Atlas Performing Arts Center announces its 2012-2013 season [Post]
On the Folger Shakespeare Library's effort to make its collection more accessible [Huffington Post]
DCist reporter manhandled by Jeopardy! flack [DCist]

Don’t Be Bored: Flamenco Dance and Fishbowl Platforms

As far as folk dance forms go, flamenco enjoys a wide following in Washington. Several studios offer classes, a handful of semipro companies perform around town, and every winter, the Flamenco Festival brings the warmth of the Iberian Peninsula to the Lisner Auditorium. This year, the Spanish embassy and cultural ministry have put some extra [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Hipster-Consumer Esoterica

William Gibson is known for his science fiction novels: Pattern Recognition, Neuromancer, Spook Country. One of his short stories, written in 1981, is the origin of the term “cyberspace.” His work largely deals with the fantastical application of technology in the future. But in the 30 years that Gibson has written about hipster-consumer esoterica, high-tech underworlds, and military [...]

Arts Roundup: Art Collector Bites Dog Edition

Inside the White Cube: WaPo's Sunday arts sections profiles local big-deal art collectors Daniel and Mirella Levinas, whose Georgetown mansion contains tons of important contemporary works (León Ferrari, Matthew Barney) and even some local ones, like Dan Steinhilber. Various local gallerists and curators praise the couple's keen eye, but Modern Art Notes blogger Tyler Green calls [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: WMUC, Joe Lally, Cyrano

Alex Baca leads off this week's arts section with her reflection on the state of University of Maryland student-run station WMUC—which she says ought to declare independence. Joe Warminsky reviews three strong albums from local labels: New Des Ark and Pygmy Lush LPs from Lovitt, and the latest Joe Lally record from Dischord. Chris Klimek [...]

A Chat With Kill Shakespeare Writers Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery

Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery, the Canadian creators and writers of the comic book Kill Shakespeare, are speaking tomorrow at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The two answered some occasionally tongue-in-cheek questions before their local appearance.
Washington City Paper: Can you sum up your comic book for us in a short paragraph?
Anthony Del Col: Kill Shakespeare is [...]