Posts Tagged ‘Phil Kennicott’

Arts Roundup: Take Your Ultimatum and Shove It Edition

The Washington Post's editorial board smacks down Netflix/Media Rights Capital's icky ultimatum to Maryland. [Post]
It also applauds the dismemberment of the Corcoran, calling it "sensible" and "practical." [Post]
But it's still truly unfortunate to see the Corcoran leave us, writes Phil Kennicott. [Post]
Did the Huffington Post really just call George W. Bush an "outsider artist"? [Huffington Post]
The [...]

Arts Roundup: Pop the Corc Edition

It has come to this: The Corcoran to be dismantled, split up between National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. [Arts Desk, Post, New York Times]
A timeline of the Corcoran's woes [Post]
Tyler Green analyzes the Corc meltdown, saying it's been in the tea leaves since 2008. (Though some would argue it's been longer than [...]

Arts Roundup: Dying Gaul Edition

House of Cards and Veep nominated for Golden Globes; Homeland gets zilch. [Washingtonian]

The Butler got snubbed, too. [Post]
The Caps make a "Jingle Bells" video. [Huffington Post]
In this interview with DCist, Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna talks about The Punk Singer, D.C., Santigold, Janelle Monae, etc. [DCist]
ArtYards DC wraps up this weekend. [JDLand]
"The Dying Gaul," out of [...]

Arts Roundup: Porno Edition

Local standup comic Jenn Tisdale makes a porno with James Deen; writes about it. [Brightest Young Things]
Phil Kennicott debates filmmaker Alex Rivera on the validity of the umbrella term "Latino art." [Post]
Local bartenders love and hate Ben Tausig's ("Inkwell") crossword puzzles. [NPR]
Julianne Brienza talks FallFringe. [BYT] [DCist]
Ex-Wonder Woman and Potomac resident Lynda Carter on her struggle [...]

Arts Roundup: George W. Bush’s Cat Fancy Edition

Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough publishes an e-book about the importance and challenges of digitization. [Post]
Sonic Circuits Festival expands, and needs a lot of money to do it. [D.C. Music Download]
George W. Bush, painter, enters his cat period. [Gawker]
Phil Kennicott on the challenges facing orchestras [New Republic]
ICYMI: David Werner, a former member of political-satire group [...]

Arts Roundup: Hirshhorn Shakeup Edition

After an inconclusive Hirshhorn vote on the Bloomberg Balloon/Bubble, Hirshhorn Director Richard Koshalek resigns. [Arts Desk]
Phil Kennicott's reaction: "If [Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne] Clough votes down the Bubble, it will send a clear and chilling message to other Smithsonian entities and to anyone who is courted to replace Koshalek." [Post]
Columnist John Kelly makes a D.C. [...]

Arts Roundup: More Slashed Hours Edition

In addition to the Smithsonian cutting its hours, sequestration may also force the National Archives to keep regular hours (instead of extended hours) this summer. [Post]
Washington Post critic Phil Kennicott blogs about winning the Pulitzer the day of the Boston Marathon bombing. [Philip Kennicott]
Take a look at the 2013 D.C. Design House. [Huffington Post D.C.]
Darkest Hour [...]

Arts Roundup: Smithsonian Shutdown Edition

Budget cuts will force Smithsonian museums to temporarily close, says Secretary Wayne Clough. [AP via ABC News]
Washington Post critic Phil Kennicott wins a Pulitzer for criticism. [City Desk]
Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles, now playing at Studio Theatre, is a Pulitzer finalist. [Post]
Washington Performing Arts Society announces its 2013-2014 season. [Post]

Arts Roundup: The Shirks Get Ripped Off Edition

The 2013 National Book Festival lineup includes Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver, and Brad Meltzer. [Post]
More D.C. arts grants announced. [Art 202]
Phil Kennicott: "...there is hope in the news that at least now the Corcoran has a survival plan." [Post]
Wolf Trap's new president and CEO lays out his plan for the park. [Post]
Director Jem [...]

Arts Roundup: Verizon Center Lights Up Edition

Verizon Center digital billboards approved—with conditions. [Washington Business Journal]
The Cyrus Cylinder, which goes on view tomorrow at the Sackler Gallery, is notable for its own history, but also for the significance various groups and leaders have projected upon it over time, writes Phil Kennicott. [Post]
Study: Alexandria's arts scene produces more than $70 million a year [...]

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