Posts Tagged ‘Kanye West’

How an Old Wale Song Shamed O.J. Simpson for All of Us

Twenty years ago today, former NFL great O.J. Simpson led police on a wild, low-speed chase in a white Ford Bronco. It was a dramatic prelude to the “trial of the century,” and one of the most famous moments in television history. The case and Simpson’s current situation (serving a 33-year prison term for unrelated crimes) remain [...]

Listen: Beyond Modern, “Top of the World”

Give Beyond Modern credit for being aware. The group knows that its collision of hip-hop and EDM is best suited for the warmer months, so they dropped "Top of the World" just as it's finally started to feel like spring. On their latest track, the energetic duo aim to do what they genuinely love: make [...]

ToDo ToDay: Industrial Art, Kanye West, and Joe Biden-Approved Sandwiches

Industrial materials are not things of great beauty. But what if someone repurposed those materials and created what amounts to an artistic think piece? That’s what sculptor and 2013 TED Fellow Alicia Eggert attempts to do in her installation, “Everything You Are Looking For,” now on view at Artisphere. Read more >>> The exhibit is on view [...]

“D.C. is a Very Important City”: A Conversation with James Blake

I try to put my mom onto new music. Some stuff she likes, other stuff she loves. But of all the albums I've told her about, James Blake's Overgrown gets the most burn by far.
"My mom's a huge fan of your album," I tell Blake before our discussion begins. "That's a great start!" Blake says with a [...]

Arts Roundup: Soprano Down Edition

Just a week from opening night, soprano Deborah Voigt cancels her appearance in Washington National Opera's production of Tristan und Isolde. [Post]
Black Cat's liquor license modification application moves to the ABC Board. [Short Articles About Long Meetings]
So far, the heavily subsidized Fillmore Silver Spring has not opened its doors to Montgomery County events as promised—but [...]

Arts Roundup: Friiiiiiiiiiinge! Edition

Get your 2013 Capital Fringe tickets NOW. [Capital Fringe]
The classy Hay-Adams author series commences this summer. [Post]
Architecture firm Gensler redesigns its own office. [Post]
How much do artist studios go for in D.C.? [Curbed]
House of Cards takes over the Maryland House of Delegates. [WTOP]
Want to witness the unveiling of the Frederick Douglass statue in the Capitol's [...]

Kanye West Projects His Face on D.C.

Rather than promote his albums the ol' fashioned way, Kanye West has been projecting images and playing songs from his forthcoming album, Yeezus, at locations across the world. The album is set to be released on June 18, and there is still no high-quality version of his single "New Slaves," nor a whole lot [...]

Barrelhouse Lit Mag Publishes Its First Book, Bring the Noise

Since launching in 2005, D.C. literary journal Barrelhouse has been publishing short stories, poems, and essays about all manner of human experiences. But where it's diverged from traditional literary magazines is in its outright celebration of pop culture—all of it, good and bad, silly and serious, widely revered and widely shunned.
This week, Barrelhouse expanded beyond its [...]

Playlist: My President Is Back

Themed playlists can be brilliant but a lot of themed playlists can go to hell. They're like cooking challenges with mandatory lavender. Cute trick, bro, but what am I supposed to feel?
I hadn’t brushed up on the local races, and I even considered not voting given the overwhelmingly pro-Obama electorate in the District. At the [...]

Don’t Be Scared of P.U.S.S.Y.

If nothing else, Judah knows how to indulge his fantasies, no matter how bizarre or outlandish. On 2010's The Amber Rose Instrumentals, the Northeast D.C. native imagined a brief rendezvous with Rose, only to be dumped for her then-boyfriend Kanye West. Following the moderate success of the summery "Sundresses and Sandals," Judah promoted the song with [...]

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