Posts Tagged ‘Politics & Prose’

Tonight is World Book Night, And You Could Get a Free Book

We've all heard that reading is good for us—and yeah, yeah, we could probably be doing more of it. But bibliophilia is easier to preach than practice. To help goad the light-to-non-readers among us, every year, on April 23, volunteers worldwide hand out boxes of books. Free books. It’s been happening for three years in [...]

Strangers Will Answer Your Burning Questions at Ask Roulette

If you could flip a switch so that your best friend always told the truth about you, would you?
Would you rather have sex with a chimpanzee or strangle it with your bare hands?
Have you ever truly feared for your life?
WNYC’s Jody Avirgan wants to know. As the host of Ask Roulette, a live show and [...]

Arts Roundup: Up Yours, Snow Edition

Architectural firm picked to redesign Martin Luther King Jr. Library. [Housing Complex]
The prez loves his HBO drama series. [Huffington Post]
Netflix is ramping up its lobbying efforts on the Hill. [CPI via Huffington Post]
Woolly Mammoth is like, "F a snowstorm." [Post]
A new book prize honors deceased Politics & Prose co-owner Carla Furstenberg Cohen. [Post]
Ron Moten releases [...]

Arts Roundup: Sugarfoot Edition

This flea market Renoir story has only gotten better. [Post]
The Franklin School could make for a great art museum, says Kennicott. [Post]
RIP, Ricky "Sugarfoot" Wellman [Post]
The Obamas visit Politics & Prose for Small Biz Saturday. [Huffington Post]
The Walkmen play D.C. and call it quits (for now). [Stereogum]
Star Wars diehards rally in support of the Museum [...]

Arts Roundup: Politics & Prose Edition

Politics & Prose may open a second location in Georgetown. [Washingtonian]
After Navy Yard massacre, White House cancels yesterday's Musica Latina concert. [Post]
WPFW General Manager John Hughes placed on paid administrative leave. [City Desk]
D.C. native Braxton Cook didn't make it as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Competition, but congrats to last night's winner, Melissa Aldana. [New York Times]
Memorable [...]

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: Downward Dog Edition

Rest in peace, Norm Parish. [Lenny Campello]
Smithsonian raises $170,00 for its forthcoming yoga exhibit. [Washington Business Journal]
Ibiza nightclub files for bankruptcy protection. [Eater]
Politics & Prose plans a D.C. cartoons exhibit. [ComicsDC]
Who will get Arlington County's art grants? [ARLnow]

Arts Roundup: Poetry Sucks Edition

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company buys its downtown venue at a possibly very plum price. [Post]
In its final show, Parish Gallery pays tribute to its founder, Norman Parish, who's ailing from a brain tumor. [Post]
For Arlington taxpayers, libraries are a much better deal than Artisphere. [ARLnow]
Modern poetry, you suck a big one. Signed, this University of [...]

Did Politics & Prose Boot a Customer for Inquiring About the Marquis de Sade?

Hussein Ibish has beef with venerable upper Northwest book shop Politics & Prose. In Issue No. 22 of magazine The Baffler, Ibish, a senior fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine, tells a story about something most of us probably couldn't imagine happening at the freethinking book shop: He got thrown out on his ass.
Ibish's [...]

Arts Roundup: Sweetlife Edition

Sweetlife Festival schedule announced. [Facebook]
The Rolling Stones play Verizon Center June 24. [Post]
Theater Alliance announces a Monday night reading series that focuses on women playwrights. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Photos from Michelle Obama's book signing at Politics & Prose [AP via Huffington Post D.C.]

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