Posts Tagged ‘National Geographic’

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 [...]

Reviewed: “Women of Vision” at the National Geographic Museum

The National Geographic Museum exhibit, "Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment," begins with a somewhat odd declaration by the curator: "I cannot look at a photograph and tell you whether it was shot by a woman or by a man." Of course not—no one could. But as the text continues, the curator's idea [...]

Jim Lehrer’s Bell at National Geographic, Reviewed

"I know, you’re all here to hear about the telephone," actor Rick Foucheux grumbles about 10 minutes into his one-man show about Alexander Graham Bell. He shakes his bearded head in frustration. If you have an hour and $30, he'd like to tell you a few success (and failure) stories, stories that don't end with the [...]

Arts Roundup: Bullet-Riddled School Bus Edition

A federal judge will decide who's the rightful owner of the Renoir purchased for $7 at a Harper's Ferry flea market in 2009. [WTOP]
A school bus riddled with bullet holes comes to D.C. [Post]
National Geographic CEO John Fahey will retire in 2014. [Bloomberg]
Arena Stage Associate Executive Director Chad Bauman leaves the company for Milwaukee Repertory [...]

Reviewed: “Beyond the Story” at National Geographic Museum

Really, this is getting a little ridiculous: The annual rite of masochism known as National Geographic’s "Beyond the Story" is here again, and in the 2013 edition, the indignities visited upon the photographers in the service of images not published in the magazine are more absurd than ever.
Last year, Nat Geo photographers braved the following [...]

Arts Roundup: Talk Like a Pirate Day Edition

News you can use: Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Here are some local places where talking like a pirate will yield something other than a confused glare. [Post]
More delays for the Eisenhower Memorial [Washingtonian]
Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly to debate Oct. 6 at the Lisner Auditorium... and it's already sold out [Post]
Watch the [...]

Reviewed: National Geographic Image Collection at Carroll Square Gallery

The 30 photographs in “The National Geographic Image Collection: Photographs of Social Life in Washington, D.C., 1900-1960” couldn’t be more different from what we’ve come to expect from National Geographic. The works at the Carroll Square Gallery are vintage black-and-white images taken in one city, not the crisp, mesmerizing color photographs of exotic locales we’ve [...]

“Beyond the Story: National Geographic Unpublished,” Reviewed

Imagine you’re National Geographic Society photographer Joel Sartore. You set up your gear inside a cave in Uganda, photographing a roost of 100,000 Egyptian fruit bats. You catch a dollop of fresh guano directly in your left eye. It’s hot and it burns. You check with the health authorities, and they tell you the cave [...]

The Anger of Human Kindness: A Conversation With Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins has fronted bands like Black Flag and written books like Get in the Van and acted in movies like Lost Highway and TV shows like Sons of Anarchy. But to many of us who count ourselves among his admirers, the autobiographical monologues he’s performed for more than 25 years are the Rollins project [...]

All Roads Film Festival: For the Next 7 Generations, Reviewed

In 2004, a baker's dozen of grandmothers from indigenous nations around the globe met out of a shared concern for the earth. They formed an alliance, called the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, and traveled the globe—the Amazon rainforest, the mountains of Mexico, North America, and at a private meeting [...]