Posts Tagged ‘Politics & Prose’

Arts Roundup: “My Jihad” Edition

"My Jihad" ad campaign coming to D.C. Metro stations [Huffington Post D.C.]
Police search for a suspect in last weekend's D.C. Soundstage shooting [WJLA]
Politics & Prose hosts an open mic for authors who printed their books with the bookstore's Opus self-publishing machine [Post]
Frau Eva drops a new EP [D.C. Music Download]
A look inside D.C.'s LGBT music [...]

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: 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: Whatever That Means Edition

First Run: Opus, the new on-demand printing machine at Politics & Prose, made its debut Wednesday, reports John Wilwol on Arts Post. While giving a demonstration, the co-founder of the company that made the machine called it a victory for literary locavorism. “It’s print local, read local,” Thor Sigvaldason said. “There’s something to small things [...]

Don’t Be Bored: How to Lecture With A Salmon

Long before Dan Brown had dreamed up the “symbologist” that Tom Hanks would play on screen, Umberto Eco had written The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum, novels that play with semiotics without the clumsy plot twists, hackish narrative, or made-for-Hollywood dialogue that litters The Da Vinci Code. In those first two books, Eco’s characters find themselves [...]

Politics & Prose Will Debut Espresso Book Machine Next Week

Following a couple of months of online buzz, Politics & Prose will finally unleash Opus, its new on-demand printer, on November 9. The bookshop compares the printer to a vending machine for books, capable of printing a paperback in four to five minutes. An out-of-print book under 200 pages costs $8 to print. Employee David Maritz [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Hip-Hop Theater Festival, A Tribute to Kristen Bell

Most shows on the Kennedy Center Millennium stage start at 6 p.m. Period. But tonight, those who drop by an hour early will get a bonus from the 10th Annual D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival and music website Okayafrica. Before the festival’s African hip-hop showcase begins, Rujeko Dumbutshena, a Zimbabwean dancer who [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 11

Far Out vs. Hot Dang sees into the immediate future, and it senses that you will have a rather eventful weekend. But for now, let us dwell temporarily on what has already happened. Because that's what we do, and we're awesome at it.

"I love going into a random music store nowadays and seeing my gawky, [...]

The Weight of Invisibility: A Chat with Novelist Brando Skyhorse

Brando Skyhorse’ wonderful new novel, The Madonnas of Echo Park, chronicles life in a Mexican-American neighborhood in Los Angeles. The moving, lyrical book is constructed as a series of interwoven stories, each from a different first-person perspective. The voices  offer a complex, multifacted portrait of the community—the overarching narrative stretches more than two decades, from [...]

Today: Meet Katherine Paterson, New Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Encouraging children to read isn’t an easy task, which is why the Library of Congress’s Center for the Book and nonprofit group Every Child a Reader created the position of National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced this morning that succeeding wacky author and first ambassador Jon Scieszka (The [...]