Posts Tagged ‘Politics and Prose’

Hillary Clinton’s Book Tour Opens at Lisner Auditorium With Cheers and a Squirrel

From the looks of the crowd outside George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on Friday evening, it could have been Election Day. The entrance line wound around the side of the building, almost to the other end of the block, a sold-out audience waiting to see Hillary Clinton discuss her four-day-old memoir, Hard Choices, with Politics and Prose [...]

Arts Roundup: Unhand That Renoir! Edition

The not-actually-flea-market Renoir must return to the Baltimore Museum of Art, orders a federal judge. [Post]
More about the major Renwick Gallery renovation, which will close the museum for two years and install some technological upgrades, among other big changes. [Post]
Northeast Library scheduled to reopen Feb. 3. [Frozen Tropics]
Dismemberment Plan to play Coachella. [Stereogum]
Meet Marc Eisenberg, the [...]

Arts Roundup: Big Hot Mess Edition

Love's liquor license suspended for a whole lot of unpaid taxes. [Post]
Courtland Milloy: Howard University's YardFest is a shame. [Post]
Chris Brown's uncle doubts that his nephew would have hit that guy in front of the W Hotel. [WJLA]
Nevertheless, Brown checks into rehab after his D.C. arrest. [Post]
Blues Alley temporarily closes for repairs, cancelling some shows. [...]

Arts Roundup: Wale’s “Kinda New to Sushi” Edition

Wale, restaurant critic! [DCist]
Indian embassy purchases the long-vacant historic post office building on U Street NW, planning to turn it into a cultural center. [U Street Dirt]
D.C.'s classical music world does pretty well by women—at least relatively speaking, reports Anne Midgette. [Post]
Politics & Prose launches a new series of paid cocktail-style events with authors. [Politics [...]

Arts Roundup: Precious Gingerbread Resources Edition

After Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe Museum closed earlier this year, vandals have started defacing and stealing property from the historic site. [Baltimore Sun via Huffington Post D.C.]
Brightest Young Things is very, very sad to see Red Palace close. [BYT]
New track from Will Eastman and Ozker samples Timbaland/Aaliyah [Soundcloud]
A video interview with David Adjaye, the architect of [...]

Arts Roundup: Potentially Real Pig’s Blood Edition

Patrick Pho dons a "Gangnam Style" outfit and walks around D.C.'s landmarks and the Metrorail system. [We Love D.C.]
The 2013 Washington Jewish Film Festival announces its lineup [WJFF]
Drunk dudes picking fights, bottles of Corona, and possibly real pig's blood: Metal Chris reports from Saturday's kinda-unpleasant-but-still-awesome-sounding-sounding black-metal show at El Caracol in Silver Spring, Md. [D.C. [...]

Arts Roundup: Fear and Loathing in Riot Grrrl Edition

In its early years, Bikini Kill survived hurled bottles and obscenities at shows across the country. When the riot-grrrl band played its first show in D.C., says singer Kathleen Hanna, "It was like they had been waiting for us." Read this history of Bikini Kill's struggles with fear, anger, and the asphyxiating force that its [...]

Arts Roundup: Taxpayer-Funded Documentary Edition

The District has granted a $12,000 contract to May 3rd Films for a 30-minute documentary about Ward 8. [WAMU]
Peter Marks on Whorehouse at Signature Theatre: "Let’s hope this foray into pedestrian commercial material is a short detour." [Post]
A conversation with Linda Hesh, the artist behind the "trust" and "doubt" benches on New Hampshire Avenue NW [Huffington [...]

Arts Roundup: Superficial Fodder for Social Media Edition

"At its worst, the [Barbara] Kruger installation [at Hirshhorn] is simply a backdrop, wallpaper for snapshots, superficial fodder for social media or a jumble of bold color leading to the gift shop, where matching tote bags and wallets are available for purchase." [Post]
Peter Marks says Kathleen Turner shines in Arena's Molly Ivins [Post]
Where does Gwydion [...]

Go-Go Live Author Says Politics & Prose Silenced Her Mix CD, Store Disagrees

A reading of Go-Go Live, a new  book about D.C.'s homegrown sound, at Chevy Chase's Politics & Prose last night turned into a parody of race relations in the District, according to author Natalie Hopkinson.
Hopkinson brought a mix CD of funk and go-go songs to play during the signing. But 30 seconds after the first [...]

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