Posts Tagged ‘Pussy Riot’

Low-Gallery Diet: Can D.C.’s Art Scene Survive Without Traditional Spaces?

Who’s bothered by the fact that House of Cards tapes in Baltimore, not in D.C.? Let’s see. Folks who work at the District’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, for sure. Young aspirational residents of Capitol Hill, too, I’m betting. The D.C. art world? After last week, when Pussy Riot joined Kevin Spacey and [...]

ToDo ToDay: African Films, Andy Kindler, NoMa Beer Fest, and Trillectro

D.C.’s version of the African Diaspora International Film Festival, returning for its seventh year, seems far too short for an event concerned with global African culture. But its curation may make up for its small slate. Tonight’s kickoff film, African Independence, takes a broad view, talking to African leaders about the continent’s myriad struggles for independence. [...]

D.C. Bands to Play Russian Embassy on Anniversary of Pussy Riot Imprisonment

D.C.'s punk rockers have a message for Russian President Vladimir Putin: They still don't like you.

Listen: D.C.’s Tribute to Pussy Riot

A group of D.C. musicians have recorded a post-punky tribute to detained Russians Pussy Riot. And it's pretty good.
The title, "Already Winning," is not a regrettable nod to Charlie Sheen, but a reference to Nadezhda Tolokonnikova's sixth letter from prison. (The original quotation: "Whatever Pussy Riot’s verdict is, we all are already winning. This is [...]

Arts Roundup: Meese Edition

A look at this year's Page to Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Positive Force co-founder and author Mark Andersen reacts to the Pussy Riot sentencing, reflects on his own anti-executive branch punk action of the 1980s. [Post]
Reals playwright Gwydion Suilebhan on local real-life superheroes: "We now have a woman named Stormbringer who leads our [...]

Arts Roundup: Bumping Into the Walls Edition

Brightest Young Things' plans for New York City: "The expansion to New York is scary. It’s a lot harder to get noticed. But we’re bumping into the walls of how far we can go in D.C. It’s a tiny place, so we need to try." [New York Times]
How the Pussy Riot punk-solidarity protests outside the [...]

Arts Roundup: Gun Show Edition

The Corcoran's unintentionally topical gun show [Post]
Reunited trio Lorelei on being grown-up indie rockers [Express]
Archie Moore of Velocity Girl and Black Tambourine remembers defunct local record stores Yesterday & Today and Vinyl Ink [The Vinyl District]
Local punk-history show "Dissonance" devotes an episode to Pussy Riot [Dissonance]
 

Arts Roundup: Riot Action Edition

Photo's from Friday's concert for Pussy Riot [City Desk, City Desk, Liz Gorman]
Despite some end-of-the-day noise-complaint hiccups, Trillectro festival succeeds [Post]
Whither theater's subscription model? [Post]
Black studied scholar Roy S. Bryce-Laporte, who founded the Smithsonian's Research Institute on Immigration and Ethnic Studies at the Smithsonian Institution, has died. [Post, DCist]
In praise of local hispanic theater [DC Theatre [...]

D.C. Rockers to Play Rally for Pussy Riot Outside the Russian Embassy

The case against the three women of Pussy Riot—the Russian feminist punk collective whose Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich could be sentenced to three years in a labor camp for performing a protest song in a Russian Orthodox church—has captivated activists and musicians worldwide. Tomorrow evening, D.C. will get a chance to show [...]

Arts Roundup: Sacred Cows Edition

Tyler Green fears for the museum part of the Corcoran's mission. [Modern Art Notes]
Michael Dirda on Gore Vidal: "the worldly Mr. Vidal provoked controversy with his laissez-faire attitude toward every sort of sexuality, his well-reasoned disgust with what he called American imperialism and his sophisticated cynicism about love, religion, patriotism and other sacred cows." [Post]
Christopher [...]

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