Posts Tagged ‘Golden Boy’

Boxing on D.C. Stages: A Critical and Pugilistic Inquiry

I saw this play from the '30s, Clifford Odets’ Golden Boy, a few months back. Odets, an outspoken socialist, is remembered for his political parables, but here he turned inward to work through his heartburn about selling out to Hollywood. He embodied his ambivalence in the character of a young man gifted both in fiddling and [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 15

D.C.'s cultural chasm certainly was not devoid of noise this week. But the mighty Far Out vs. Hot Dang does not necessarily care about the loudest noises. Whispers, farts, thuds, hisses, barks, kisses, moans—it all matters.

“SELF’s message that small steps can add up to major change really resonates with the power base here in D.C.”
"I [...]

Arts Roundup: Fires in Bellies Edition

Good morning! About 100 people protested last night outside the National Portrait Gallery, where (as reported on Arts Desk), artist Adrian Parsons projected a four-minute David Wojnarowicz's 1987 video artwork A Fire in My Belly—which the Smithsonian removed earlier this week. WaPo's Jessica Dawson and TBD's Maura Judkis were both there and brought photographers. So was City Paper's Kriston [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Zombies, the Smithsonian’s Art Cowardice, Black Swan

Kris Coronado leads off this week's arts section with her chronicle of a local actor's efforts to bring the zombie flick Night of the Living Dead to the stage. With songs. And sans zombies. Kriston Capps, stepping back a little from the controversy currently unfolding over the Smithsonian's removal of a piece of video art, [...]