Posts Tagged ‘newt gingrich’

Reviewed: Melissa Ichiuji at Galerie Lareuse

Political caricature is usually the purview of cartoonists. Melissa Ichiuji's recent work, however, dips a toe into the pool—though her pieces are more closely related to Honoré Daumier than say, Bill Day or his contemporaries. Of course, there is one principle distinction: Ichiuji's portrait busts are made from, among other things, ladies' undergarments.
"Fair Game," the series [...]

Arts Roundup: Lesbian Sister-in-Law Edition

Accidental Activist, a play written by Newt Gingrich's lesbian sister-in-law, wants to shed a new light on Newt and his lil' sis. It gets a staged reading at Busboys & Poets in Hyattsville tonight. [Post]
Congratulations to these Germantown middle-schoolers for their award-winning video about abusive relationships. It's a tearjerker! [WAMU]
This year's Cherry Blossom Festival—the 100th [...]

The Accidental Activist, a Play Starring Newt Gingrich’s Half-Sister, Launches Beltway Drama Series

The political gets very personal when someone in the family decides to run for president. Especially if you are Candace Gingrich- Jones, a lesbian and the half-sister of Newt Gingrich. The Accidental Activist, a new play by Gingrich-Jones' wife Rebecca Gingrich-Jones, debuts this Wednesday as the first installment in the Beltway Drama Series. Based Candace's memoir of the same [...]

It’s Not 9/11, 24-7 for Newt Gingrich

The Washington National Opera opened its new season last night with crowd-pleaser Tosca and a $1,000-a-plate black-tie fundraising dinner at the Kennedy Center.  Present at both was onetime House speaker and current Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.
Interviewed during intermission, Gingrich gave a rave review, calling it “very powerful…a tremendous opening for the Opera.”  Despite having [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discussses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine, by Newt Gingrich.
I've been real busy lately waiting for that scene in my life where Newt Gingrich shows up on my front porch wearing a black helmet and holding a red lightsaber and, while engaging me [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Prithee, Is Lebowski in Tights Worth the Trip to NYC?’ Edition

Morning, readers.
*So a kind soul has invited me to New York this spring for a performance of Two Gentlemen of Lebowski. If you haven't yet gotten down, the gist is that screenwriter Adam Bertocci went viral with a 75-page, iambic pentameter rendering of the iconic Coen Bros. screenplay, which will now be staged at the [...]