Posts Tagged ‘Harry Potter’

Vintage Clothing and Cosplay Collide at Geek Chic Fashion Show

The Geek Chic Fashion Show, a joint effort from Fantom Comics manager Esther Kim and Holli Mintzer of Polly Sue’s Vintage Shop, could change the way you think of Disney princesses and Harry Potter wizards.
“The concept for this show is taking different time periods of vintage fashion and pairing them up with different pieces of geeky media,” [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Mope Mope Mope Mope

The Scottish songwriter King Creosote, née Kenny Anderson, sings in a stirring, penetrative brogue, but for some reason he’s most at home when other voices crowd the sonic landscape. His most beautiful song, “So Forlorn,” from the 2003 album Kenny and Beth’s Musakal Boat Rides, has a prominent sample of a yodel-like moan, a disorienting [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Abigail Adams’ Alt-Weekly Debut, The Cornel West Theory

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 [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang: Vol. 14

Fourteen weeks on the grind, and we're itchin' for a respite. Far Out vs. Hot Dang will return on Dec. 3, because you crave it. Don't lie, you do. In the meantime, there will be some eating involved, because we are zombies.

"The man can smear beats together or break them down into seven parts; either [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: “Color-Conscious” Casting, Harry Potter, and Painted Face

Erin Petty leads off the arts section this week with a look at recent D.C. plays that have subverted audiences' expectations via the race of their principal actors. She asks: Is this stunt-casting, or, to use the theater world's term, merely "nontraditional?" Christina Lee talks to until-recently-local author Doreen Baingana about a travelogue she's currently [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Sen. Robert Byrd Will Not Be Attending the All Good Festival’ Edition

Morning, readers.
*The Daily Caller roasts Sen. Robert Byrd on the occasion of his death. Apart from the nominally provocative use of epithets like "woodhicks" to describe the late senator's constituents, Tucker Carlson's online publication also unearths what must stand as the angriest-looking photograph of latter-day Byrd (in keeping with the article's [...]

Arts Roundup: The Oliver Stone and Over-Sized Chairs Edition

Morning, folks! Another dreadfully gorgeous 96-degree day in the District. Summer's really trying to make an impression–have a drink!
Don't forget, the U.S. faces off against Algeria this morning at 10 a.m. If futbol doesn't interest you, famed photographer Annie Leibovitz has the sizzling men on file, or you could stay cool at The Fridge DC, [...]

Arts Roundup: The Postmodern Pretty Woman Edition

Good morning, rainy Wednesday. Gloomy weather is perfectly suitable when I have a massive paper to write, but things could always be worse.
Remember when Warner Bros. was set to build a Harry Potter theme park in Florida? Who wasn’t giddy with excitement? London mayor Boris Johnson though, urging for a London locale, thinks it’s “utterly [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘The Baby-Sitters Club Still Rocks’ Edition

Morning, readers.
*The Baby-Sitters Club book series releases a prequel after ten years of inactivity. The original books will also be re-released with updated storylines to match modern times. What's that sound? Oh, just my childhood calling.
*Slash releases a solo album. In true Slash fashion, the disc includes a bevy of guest singers, featuring everyone from [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Sarah Palin Has A TV Show’ Edition

*TLC announces it has acquired the rights to air a new travel series called "Sarah Palin's Alaska," which showcases the former governor's view of the state. I can only assume it'll be multiple shots of Russia from her front door.
*GLAAD calls for the Tribeca Film Festival to remove the film Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives from [...]