Posts Tagged ‘julia louis-dreyfus’

Arts Roundup: Jane Chu Edition

After a far too long delay, President Obama has nominated somebody for the National Endowment for the Arts' top post. His pick: Kansas City's Jane Chu. [Post]
Not every congressman is glued to House of Cards. [Post]
Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Joe Biden, best pals. [Huffington Post]
Ever heard of The Playgirls? [Post]
The post reviews Hailu Mergia's Millennium [...]

Veep, Week 2: Selina Brings the Yoghurt

In which Arts Desk and DCist discuss Veep, HBO's new comedy about the vice presidency
Ben: As far as Veep's quickly escalating creative profanity goes, "Fuckety-doo-da, fuckety-yay!" and the simile involving self-fisting were solid; better still was  "gold-plated fucking shit gibbon." In fact, Veep abounds in zoological insults: A senator is referred to as a "big [...]

Veep, Week 1: Is Ideology Funnier Than Ambiguity?

In which Arts Desk and DCist discuss Veep, HBO's new comedy about the vice presidency
Ben, I have to disagree with your response on one point: I'm not convinced that Armando Iannucci's decision to leave the characters' political affiliations ambiguous is a wise one. His argument about the nature of federal Washington is rather Machiavellian: As far as we [...]

Veep, Week 1: Shitheads, Fucktards, and Doogie Fucking Howser

In which Arts Desk and DCist discuss Veep, HBO's new comedy about the vice presidency
I think you're right, Ben: Veep doesn't quite have its own Malcolm Tucker, the foul-mouthed Scot who spewed glorious blue all over Armando Iannucci's In the Thick of It and In the Loop. ("Let them eat cocks!" went one classic line. Another: [...]

Arts Roundup: Oscar Voting’s Over Edition

My colleague Jonathan L. Fischer reported yesterday that local band Tennis System is leaving D.C. for sunnier pastures in L.A. Can't say I blame them. The band's playing a farewell show at the Rock & Roll Hotel March 4.
As was widely reported yesterday, TBD is undergoing a major revamp. Again. But, troopers that they are, they [...]

Second Run: Why Local Filmmakers Are Miffed by Crystal Palmer’s Return to the D.C. Film Office

Crystal Palmer is a difficult woman to reach—it’s “pilot season,” after all. As the director of the District’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, she’s been booked solid all month: The city’s budgeting process hasn’t begun; aspiring TV productions are in town shooting their debut episodes in hopes of winning a prime time slot [...]

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