Posts Tagged ‘Nordic Cool’

Arts Roundup: Plush Seats Edition

The Washington Post hires pricey architecture firm Gensler to design its new offices. [Post]
What programming fared well at the Kennedy Center's Nordic Cool? [Post]
Kennedy Center distributes its annual Sondheim grants to teachers. [WJLA]
Could the plushy furnished AMC Courthouse set the standard for new movie theaters? [Post]
A report from the 2013 D.C. Tattoo Expo segues into [...]

ToDo ToDay: New African Films, Daikaya, and Fanny and Alexander

The programmers who book the annual New African Films Festival face a monumental task. Africa’s cinematic pool is Olympic-sized times a million, and narrowing those choices down to the 11 pictures in this year’s festival requires gold-medal endurance. The ninth edition opens with Nairobi Half Life , a drama about a young Kenyan man determined to [...]

Critic Katherine A. Powers: Why Book Translators Shouldn’t Get Short Shrift

Noir fiction started as an American phenomenon, but it didn’t take long to cross the pond. French New Wave directors took plenty of inspiration from authors like David Goodis and James M. Cain, and today the genre arguably lives and breathes most intensely in Nordic countries—thanks especially to the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson, whose [...]

ToDo ToDay: Hedda Gabler! Free Meals at Cava! The Skatalites!

A lot of the art coming out of frigid Scandinavia is new and hot. Yet the most recognizable name in the Kennedy Center’s Nordic Cool festival is probably that of Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen, and the most recognizable work his play Hedda Gabler. In 1889, the tragedy about a female protagonist who becomes increasingly unsatisfied with [...]

Fleetness and Light: Projecting on Washington

Crow at the establishmentarianism of Official Washington, with its chunky buildings and drab marble; turn up your nose at the fed­eral government’s sprawling dominion over District acreage; whimper over its dull regality, all honor and remembrance and boring, boring history. But don’t deny this: Downtown Wash­ington is brimming with big, flat space.
Maybe that’s why projections—as [...]

Arts Roundup: Coco Edition

Conan O'Brien will host the 2013 White House Correspondents Dinner in April [Post]
Local comic/reporter Elahe Izadi names the District's best comedy venues [DCist]
A little history of The Renwick Gallery, slated to close for renovations from 2014-2016 [Around the Mall]
ICYMI: After relocating from D.C., Baltimore's Pinball Museum is closing in March [Baltimore Sun]
Anne Midgette reviews opening [...]

Nordic Cool at Kennedy Center: Yes, You Should Go, and Here’s What You Should See

They say the sun never sets during the summer nights in some parts of Scandinavia. And while this winter’s Nordic Cool festival can’t bring eternal sunshine to the Potomac, it can give you reason to stay out late listening to music at... the Kennedy Center? Here's what we think is worth checking out at the [...]

ToDo ToDay: 56 Up! Dumplings!

Decades before The Real World forced viewers to watch how people live, there was Seven Up. The 1964 documentary visited 14 7-year-olds growing up in different parts of Britain and every seven years, director Michael Apted revisits the subjects: This week, the eighth film in the series, 56 Up, has its D.C. debut. This edition finds them in [...]

Book of Mormon Will Come to Kennedy Center in 2013

Wow: The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony-award winning musical by the creators of South Park, is coming to the Kennedy Center in 2013. And that ain't the only huge show on the docket: In its season announcement this morning, Ken Cen unveiled plans to produce Anything Goes (three Tonys), Million Dollar Quartet (one Tony), and [...]