Posts Tagged ‘peace corps’

Arts Roundup: NBC4 on Durkl

Nitpick: NBC4's report—cribbed from us, perhaps?—on the closing of Durkl's studio at 443 I Street NW has a couple snags. No. 1: 443 I Street NW is more Mt. Vernon Square than Chinatown. No. 2: That space has been active as a kind of art-punk venue for about a decade, but has it been a [...]

Does the Smithsonian Folklife Festival Have Too Many Government Exhibits?

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival has been a fixture on Washington’s summer calendar for more than 40 years, and is arguably the most ambitious use of the National Mall each summer. For two weeks every year the Smithsonian brings in musicians, artists, storytellers, and craftsmen from around the world to put on a living exhibition. The festival [...]

This Week in Repertory Film: 12 Angry Men, Hijos de Kennedy, The Fly

Tonight: 12 Angry Men at the Artisphere
Cable news anchors smarting over yesterday's not-guilty verdict in the Florida trial of Casey Anthony would do well to sit down with Sidney Lumet's 1957 directorial debut. The dozen anonymous citizens chosen to deliberate over an unseen murder are far more than a "kooky jury." For 96 minutes, Lumet [...]