Mention the 1988 tearjerker film Beaches and a few things come to mind: Bette Midler's explosion of bright red curls, Barbara Hershey's general perfection, and the gut-punching strains of "The Wind Beneath My Wings." Signature Theatre’s world premiere musical adaptation of Beaches might not have that whole package, but it’s got one essential ingredient: Iris Rainer Dart. The author [...]
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Chicago-based emo troubadour Evan Thomas Weiss isn't the first person to record a song called "Washington, D.C." In one of the sweetest moments on The Magnetic Fields' 1999 opus 69 Love Songs, Stephin Merritt sang: "It's not the spectacles and pageantry/The thousand things you've got to see/It's just that's where my baby waits for me."
Weiss, who records and [...]
Volcanoes are emo. So is Gilbert Arenas. Obama is emo, but that's OK, because Andrew Jackson was an emo president, too. Even critically acclaimed NBC comedy Community is emo*.
Emo, as a term, becomes more convoluted with every passing year, now barely containing anything of the dynamic, cathartic post-hardcore sound that erupted out of D.C. in [...]