Posts Tagged ‘Ripple’

ToDo ToDay: Capleton, Wine Showcases, and Private Lives

Jamaican dancehall artist Capleton has become tied to controversy. Though he’s been criticized for his homophobic lyrics (he claims they’re not meant to be taken literally), the raw energy of anthems like “Who Dem” or the swanky groove of “Jah Jah City,” two classics from his More Fire album, continues to draw in fans. The incredibly expressive [...]

ToDo ToDay: Romeo and Juliet, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and Jacco Gardner

Director Aaron Posner says he was drawn to Romeo and Juliet "because of sex and violence, just like everybody else." Evergreen themes those are indeed, but when his version of the tragedy opens tonight at the Folger Elizabethan Theatre, it may feel especially contemporary: Rehearsals were interrupted by the Navy Yard shooting in September and the Capitol [...]

ToDo ToDay: Elizabeth Gilbert, Raheem DeVaughn, and Rory Albanese

Elizabeth Gilbert’s name alone inspires a particular brand of hatred in some circles: Eat, Pray, Love was such privileged-white-lady bullshit, wasn't it? But recent interviews Gilbert gave to Mother Jones and the New York Times Magazine have me thinking that her first novel in 13 years, The Signature of All Things, won’t be so hated. Set in the 19th century, it stars [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Red Line D.C. Project

Riding Metro’s Red Line is like taking a train through a museum: There’s art all around you, in the form of designs spraypainted on the outsides of warehouses. Or at least, some people see it as art. Now that the Metropolitan Branch Trail has brought more eyes to the area than just those safely sliding [...]

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