Posts Tagged ‘Jon Stewart’

Marion Barry, the Butt of a Thousand Televised Crack Jokes

"There was so much white powder in D.C., people thought Marion Barry was mayor again."

Arts Roundup: Talk Like a Pirate Day Edition

News you can use: Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Here are some local places where talking like a pirate will yield something other than a confused glare. [Post]
More delays for the Eisenhower Memorial [Washingtonian]
Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly to debate Oct. 6 at the Lisner Auditorium... and it's already sold out [Post]
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The Rally to Restore Big Sunglasses: A Look at Fashion at the Jon Stewart Demonstration

The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear wasn't just an inchoate protest against babbling cable TV hosts. It was the liberal-arts-educated Northeasterner's equivalent of New York Fashion Week. In that spirit, here's a look at some of the outfits on America's greatest runway, the National Mall.

This Week in WCP Arts: Politics & Prose, D.C.’s Sideshow Scene, and the Stewart/Colbert Rally

On the cover of this week's Washington City Paper, Tom Anderson takes a close look at Politics & Prose, the D.C. bookstore and cultural institution that's currently up for sale. Worth pondering: How much is the massive amount of goodwill the store has generated over the years actually worth?
Mike Riggs leads off the arts section [...]

Arts Roundup: I’m One Game Away From Crying in My Beer Edition

With its liquor license revoked, shows cancelled through at least Nov. 3 and kinks still being worked out at The Red Palace, Arts Editor Jonathan L. Fischer examines whether DC9 is finished in the wake of the death last week of Ali Ahmed Mohammed.
So, have you heard The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is taping [...]

Daily Show Will Film in D.C. in October

Jon Stewart & Co. will take over the Shakespeare Theatre Co.'s Sidney Harmon Hall from Oct. 25-28. It's all, obviously, part of the Comedy Central show's Indecision 2010 coverage, and the four tapings will be grouped under the very ceremonious title of "When Grizzlies Attack: The Daily Show Midterm Teapartyganza." The shows will air each [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Cirque du Jackson’ Edition

*Esquire makes a list of the 75 greatest women of all time with everyone from authors (Judy Blume) to rock legends (Janis Joplin) to philosophers (Sappho). But they list Kelly Clarkson as "the best voice in the history of pop music." While I enjoy Clarkson and think she's talented, Esquire: meet hyperbole.
*Cirque du Soleil announces [...]

BriTunes: Why Brian Williams’s Music Experiment Won’t Work

In the last half of the 20th Century, the national television news anchor played a deific role in American life: benevolent, yet possessing of an aloof omniscience that suggested divinity (and, by implication, infallibility). Behind the heroically concerned brow and dispassionate baritone there seemed to lie a great wisdom: unrevealed, and therefore perfect–the archetype being [...]