Posts Tagged ‘Robin Givhan’

Fare Assessment: Sarah Kaufman at New York Fashion Week

There are plenty of reasons for an arts critic to leave town—say, vacation. OK, OK, all critics should see what's animating the national conversation from time to time—it can broaden and inform their perspective. But sometimes it feels like The Washington Post's reviewers are spending a bit too much time consuming art [...]

Arts Roundup: Old News Edition

Last night my colleague Jonathan L. Fischer checked out the Moombahton Massive 2 at U Street Music Hall, headlined by the genre's creator, Dave Nada. Nada, the subject of Fischer's cover story a few weeks ago, was back in town from L.A., where he moved last year. I can't guarantee any post-event coverage on the [...]

Now Dave Nuttycombe Wants Blake Gopnik’s Job

Dave Nuttycombe is at it again. On the heels of creating an application video to replace WaPo fashion critic Robin Givhan, the former City Paper staffer has done the same for the vacancy created by art critic Blake Gopnik. Wearing a Tweed Ride-worthy ensemble, he notes his qualifications ("I was an art major at a [...]

Dave Nuttycombe Wants Robin Givhan’s Job

Last week I speculated on some possible replacements for outgoing fashion critic Robin Givhan at WaPo. Well, now another candidate has thrown his hat into the ring: former City Paper staffer Dave Nuttycombe. Check out his audition video, above. He dispenses advice like, "Paisley is coming back–that's a freebie you can have," and opens his [...]

For WaPo’s Consideration: Some Possible Replacements for Robin Givhan

News emerged yesterday that fashion critic Robin Givhan is leaving WaPo to join Tina Brown at Newsweek and the Daily Beast. Now the Post has a big pair of Louboutins to fill: Givhan is known as one of the smartest critics in the fashion industry and, oh yeah–she's a Pulitzer Prize winner. So who might take [...]

Arts Roundup: Berklee College Is Inflating My Expectations, Again Edition

If it's going to be this cold for a sustained period, I wish it would snow.
In case you missed us, Fishbowl (Hi Betsy!), Michael Calderone, or Politico yesterday, WaPo now has two big holes to fill in the Style section with the departures of fashion critic Robin Givhan and art critic Blake Gopnik, who, as [...]

Whoa! Robin Givhan and Blake Gopnik Leaving WaPo

The Twitters are already abuzz with the news and, of course, Michael Calderone has the memo: Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan and art critic Blake Gopnik are leaving the paper. The memo to staff from the Style section's editors gives almost no details on why Givhan is departing, but says that Gopnik is "now [...]

Fare Assessment: Robin Givhan at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

There are plenty of reasons for an arts critic to leave town—say, vacation. OK, OK, all critics should see what's animating the national conversation from time to time—it can broaden and inform their perspective. But sometimes it feels like The Washington Post's reviewers are spending a bit too much time consuming art [...]

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