As highly as Spanish artists Santiago Sierra and Jorge Galindo function as creative beings, they’re equally comfortable as political activists. Their work is at its best when those two fields combine, as it does in Los Encargados, the pair’s film now showing in the Hirshhorn’s Black Box. In August 2012, the duo organized a protest [...]
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Mariah Carey’s 2005 single “Shake It Off” is not a folk song. But contemporary folk artist Sam Amidon thought it should be, so on his recent album Bright Sunny South, he made it one. For the Vermont-born son of folk artists Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, testing the genre’s limits has become a habit; he’s filled [...]
Rivers aren’t the hottest environmental topic out there, but they’re unavoidable for most urban dwellers. So give it up for the Environmental Film Festival’s decision to program a strong, uh, flow of river-oriented films this year. Beside the old reliables (Amazon, Mississippi), some other big shots (Rhine, Mekong, Ganges) will have their moments, too. And, [...]
Jonathan Adler, a potter whose cheerful pieces have built a design empire since he began selling his work at Barney’s New York in 1993, has reached the point where he can design anything he wants. His massive product catalog now spans ceramics, rugs, textiles, and Cottonelle toilet paper-roll covers. Bright colors and geometric patterns are [...]
In my December cover story on the electronic dance music microgenre Moombahton, I mentioned a couple sure signs that the sound—invented by D.C.'s Dave Nada—may have a big future. One of them was an upcoming compilation on the influential Mad Decent label. Now the release has a cover (NSFW?), street date, and tracklist.
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Yeah, you've heard a lot about Moombahton recently. Just go with it for now: The microgenre's inventor Dava Nada is in town for a short visit before he returns to L.A., and tonight he's spinning at the second Moombahton Massive party at U Street Music Hall, along with several other characters from my recent cover [...]