Posts Tagged ‘National Book Festival’

Illustrator Brian Biggs on Writer’s Block Remedies, Paying the Bills, and the Future of Publishing

"If books go away in favor of digital formats, will I still be able to find an audience and make a living?"

ToDo ToDay: MetroPerforms, National Book Festival, and Ice Cream Tastings

Here's what to do if you're in town for Labor Day Weekend.

Illustrator Bob Staake on Dark Humor, New Yorker Covers, and Analog Art in a Digital World

"I don't like the term cartoonist at all, because I just don't think I am one at all."

Pain in the Grass: New National Mall Regulations Force Big-Name Events Off the Lawn

Weeknights on the National Mall once meant scattered picnickers and scheduled protests. Today, you’ll find any number of intramural league games taking shape in the heart of D.C.’s memorial core every night of the week. From soccer to ultimate Frisbee to kickball, these sports are newish uses for the country’s busiest national park, devised by [...]

Arts Roundup: Movie Theaters For Everyone! Edition

Landmark Theatres to open a six-screen movie theater near 9:30 Club. [Housing Complex]
Meanwhile, Ballston's Regal theater closed because of a burst pipe. [ARLnow]
Chris Brown and his bodyguard reject plea deal. [City Desk]
National Book Festival will be held indoors this year. [Arts Desk]
Washington National Opera announces another new commission. [Post]
Ex Hex announces 2014 tour dates. [Arts Desk]
The green-paint [...]

National Book Festival Moves Off National Mall

The National Book Festival is moving off the National Mall to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the Library of Congress announced today. This year's festival, scheduled for Aug. 30, will be the first time the event has been held indoors since it debuted inside the Library of Congress in 2001.
Library of Congress spokesperson Jennifer [...]

Arts Roundup: Big Money Edition

David Rubenstein donates $5 million to the National Book Festival, which should support the annual event for another five years. [Post]
...but could the National Book Festival move to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (or somewhere else) next year? [Post]
A settlement over the Huguette Clark estate draws near, putting Corcoran closer to $10 million. [Post]
National [...]

ToDo ToDay: Bassekou Kouyate, H Street Festival, Terry Malts, and Erotic Fan Fiction

While Malian musician Bassekou Kouyate and his group Ngoni Ba recorded their latest album, Jama Ko, in a Bamako studio, the nation was immersed in turmoil: The military was overthrowing the president, and Islamic fundamentalists were imposing sharia law in the north. Inspired and affected by the political disorder, Kouyate created an energetic album incorporating the [...]

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: Butch Warren Edition

Shakespeare Theatre's conflict with its landlord remains unresolved, and raises questions about decades-old developer/nonprofit agreements that may not survive D.C.'s boom times. [Post]
Life stories from jazz bassist Butch Warren, recently diagnosed with terminal lung cancer [Post]
Dutch artist Erik Van Loon wants 25o volunteers to help him with his elaborate tribute to D.C. [Post]
A movie theater near Nationals [...]

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