Posts Tagged ‘Phil Kennicott’

Arts Roundup: Grammys Edition

D.C. didn't fare well at the Grammys last night—sorry, Wale, Benny Blanco, et al.—but D.C. producer Alvin Risk did appear onstage as part of Skrillex's entourage. It's something. [Twitter]
Parking-lot attendees stole nearly $1.4 million from the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.; two employees get jail time [Post]
Phil Kennicott on the George W. Bush paintings: [...]

Arts Roundup: Lip-Synched Edition

The U.S. Marine Band says Beyoncé lip-synched the National Anthem at Monday's inauguration, and the backpedaling begins! [WJLA]
In a blog post that declares poetry dead, Post humor blogger Alexandra Petri manages to enrage poets and mailmen alike: "Poets are like the Postal Service—a group of people sedulously doing something that we no longer need, under [...]

Arts Roundup: Obama Jam Edition

D.C. street vendor Royal Height crafts an awesomely retro brainsticker of an Obama anthem, but worries it's losing relevance. [Post]
Phil Kennicott: High culture in America hasn't always been restricted to balls, high-society functions, and presidential inaugurations. [Post]
Kennedy Center makes accommodations to kids with autism. [Post]
Saturday night on U Street: largely apolitical, says Fritz Hahn. [Post]
Constellation [...]

What Is the Role of Art in the Wake of Tragedy?

The Economist gave the United States a whole weekend to mourn the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre before telling the entire nation to suck it up. "Those of us who view the events remotely ... unless we start to evince a newfound appetite for gun-control measures to prevent future mass slayings, are doing little [...]

Arts Roundup: Sassy Orbs Edition

Former record-label mogul donates a huge cache of rock interviews to the Library of Congress [Rolling Stone]
The National Women's History Museum names an interim chair and makes other changes following a Huffington Post investigation [Huffington Post]
The National Gallery of Art is a little less white and male than it used to be [Tyler Green]
Rosslyn gets [...]

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