Is Nothing Sacred?: If the federal government shuts down this weekend, the Cherry Blossom Festival parade may be canceled. The parade, which draws thousands of people each year, partially takes place on lands controlled by the National Park Service. Festival spokesperson Danielle Piacente says organizers are fighting back: “We’re ready to appeal to whoever we [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Glenn Beck’
Good morning, D.C.! City schools started up yesterday: How's it feel to say goodbye to summer and get back on that education grind? Godspeed to all Teach for America instructors, really.
The Howard Theatre turned 100 to much fanfare this weekend. Yesterday, the Comcast commercial starring everyone's favorite independent cafe without a liquor license dropped. Aaron Morrissey finds it [...]
*Elizabeth Berkley plans to write a self-help book to help boost young girls' self-esteem. Presumably it'll skip the whole section about doing a movie where you snort coke, have sex in a pool, and push the lead showgirl down the stairs so you can take her place in a topless Vegas extravaganza. Though hopefully [...]
As the only person paying attention to Fathom Events, the company best known for streaming live spectacles into movie theaters for exorbitant prices and with little fanfare, I was struck with morbid curiosity during a commercial for the Bold & Fresh Tour Live! starring Fox superstars Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck. Both pundits [...]
Morning, y'all! 1.) Jerry Fuchs, drummer in many, many bands, fell down a goddamn elevator shaft yesterday and died. His amazing drumming will be missed. 2.) Anybody watch the season finale of Mad Men? I have yet to watch a single episode of that show, but I hear last night was a doozie! Feel free [...]
In which the author briefly discusses five new books he’d read, if time permitted.
1. Che: A Graphic Biography, by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon.
As previously discussed, I'm not much for graphic novels, but it's pretty cool to stare at drawings of Ernesto Guevera and Fidel Castro plotting strategy in the Sierra Maestra. Do you think [...]