Posts Tagged ‘Meryl Streep’

This Week in WCP Arts: Gold Leaf Studios, Maggie Thatcher, SmCity

This week's cover package is our annual self-improvement guide, which compiles all many of classes you can take to make yourself a better—which is to say less awful—person. Win!
Ryan Little leads the arts section with his look back at Gold Leaf Studios, the longtime Mount Vernon Square DIY space that will shutter at the end [...]

Arts Roundup: The Primary Criterion Is Excellence Edition

Foggy Bottom of the Heap: The Kennedy Center Honors are just the worst. WaPo's Paul Farhi has a report from the event, which is too expensive for you to attend, has nothing to do with anything ("The primary criterion in the selection process is excellence"), and is rich in this kind of scene: "The pre-show [...]

Pre-Pretension Pasts: A Look at Oscar Noms before the Big Nod

With the Academy Awards coming up in the next few weeks, the entertainment world is abuzz with who deserves what. And because of this year's expanded best-picture category, there are even more actors and films to fawn over.
Unfortunately, along with Oscar nominations comes the usual pretentiousness—"If you haven't seen An Education, then you're missing out [...]

Arts Roundup: Grammy Predictions and Martha Stewart Pitches

*Gold Derby is predicting that Taylor Swift will win Best Album at Sunday's Grammy Award ceremony, edging out fellow nominees Beyoncé, Dave Matthews Band, Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas. Not predicted? Everyone's favorite category: who will show up the biggest drunken mess?
*Despite George Clooney's appearance on every awards show and television commercial lately [...]

Arts Roundup: You Made My Globe Golden Edition

Hello and happy MLK Day! I'm going to blame the long weekend and its lack of arts news for the fact that I'm now going to write ~200 words about the Golden Globes: They were really awful! James Cameron wants to export his arty utopianism to small children in Africa and Asia! Ricky Gervais was [...]

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