Posts Tagged ‘monica hesse’

Arts Roundup: Expensive Taste Edition

Man steals credit cards, buys $46,000 in work from a Georgetown art gallery. [City Desk]
Shakespeare Theatre Company will bring Kneehigh Theatre of Cornwall to D.C. next year. [Post]
WAMU profiles Prinz-D, a local Gallaudet graduate who calls himself the first deaf rapper. [WAMU]
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin descend on Washington in the name of yoga. [Post]
Spin gives Dismemberment Plan's [...]

Washington Post’s Monica Hesse Writes a Second Young Adult Novel

Monica Hesse, the Washington Post's most unexpectedly controversial Style section staff writer, has written a sequel to her first young adult novel. BURN follows STRAY, a dystopic tale set in D.C. that's one part romance and two parts weird imagining of the American foster-care system. (Think more The Giver and less The Hunger Games, with [...]

Arts Roundup: Pacman and Peso Edition

Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough announces he'll retire in 2014. [Arts Desk]
Helen Hayes Awards to be split into two tiers. [Arts Desk]
Local theater leaders react to the Helen Hayes reforms. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Read this: Monica Hesse digs deep into a local guy's plans to send a pair of local rappers, Pacman and Peso, to North [...]

Arts Roundup: Thomas Mallon Edition

D.C. writer and George Washington University professor Thomas Mallon (Watergate) is a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. [Post]
The dancer who confessed to orchestrating an acid attack on the Bolshoi Ballet's director has performed in D.C. before. [Post]
Brightest Young Things announces a big local music showcase at The Hamilton in April. [Brightest Young Things]
Monica Hesse [...]

Is Monica Hesse Writing the Next Hunger Games?

Monica Hesse's debut novel does not involve vampires, she assures us. Phew.
Then again, we're living in the era of The Hunger Games now, not Twilight, and the Washington Post feature writer's upcoming book sounds like a square fit for the dystopian young adult niche. It's "about a teenage girl raised in the Path—a virtual reality experiment designed [...]

Don’t Be Bored: WaPo Wraps Up the Year

Back in the days when the print edition was the only edition, “The List” in the Washington Post Style section was required reading. Where else could you get such a mixture of knowing snark and up-to-date cultural memes? Wrapping your hungover brain around the entries was a regional ritual. Now, of course, knowing snark and cultural [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Sen. Robert Byrd Will Not Be Attending the All Good Festival’ Edition

Morning, readers.
*The Daily Caller roasts Sen. Robert Byrd on the occasion of his death. Apart from the nominally provocative use of epithets like "woodhicks" to describe the late senator's constituents, Tucker Carlson's online publication also unearths what must stand as the angriest-looking photograph of latter-day Byrd (in keeping with the article's [...]