Posts Tagged ‘Saturday Night Live’

Marion Barry, the Butt of a Thousand Televised Crack Jokes

"There was so much white powder in D.C., people thought Marion Barry was mayor again."

ToDo ToDay: Seth Meyers! Barbecue Battle! Lumen8 Begins!

With his dimpled cheeks and twinkly blue eyes, it’s plain to see why Saturday Night Live’s head writer Seth Meyers is the object of Bill Hader’s affection. He’s been a mainstay at Studio 8H for a dozen years, and while he always entertains when manning the "Weekend Update" desk or channeling Anderson Cooper in a crisis [...]

Are We in a Hardcore Moment?

In his cover story for this week's Washington City Paper, Mike Paarlberg thinks hard about reunion culture, and how it's trickled down to include a pretty astonishing number of reunion shows by old-school D.C. hardcore bands—several of whom have been able to pack venues like the Black Cat in recent years. For a lot of bands, [...]

Meet a (Formerly) Local Cartoonist: Tony Rubino of Daddy’s Home

Tony Rubino sent me a press release about his comic strip the other day, noting, “I lived in Bethesda for 15 years before moving to New York City 3 years ago.” With a resume like that, he certainly fits into our interview series. Rubino’s bio on his comic strip’s website notes that he had a [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Facebook Eats Your Brain’ Edition

Morning, folks!
Let’s talk about Facebook for a second. Yesterday I came across—via Facebook, naturally—this infographic, which shows the gradual un-privatizing of an ever larger proportion of your profile. With the link, the friend who had posted it had written, “Time to leave?” To which Paul Carr over at TechCrunch would no doubt counter, “No, time [...]

Arts Roundup: Oscar Nom Reactions; Lady Gaga Devotion; We Are The World…Again

*Audiences, actors and City Paper have already questioned yesterday's Oscar picks. (Even Best Supporting Actress nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal was shocked by her nomination.) It seems to be one of the few ceremonies this year that isn't a direct repeat of another—the Screen Actors Guild awards were the Golden Globes, part two.  District 9's Best Picture [...]

The Sleigher: Julian Casablancas’ “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”

HO HO WHO: The Strokes' formerly disheveled (stylishly) and now dapper (very stylishly) frontman covers "I Wish It Was Christmas Today," that bizarre, charming ditty from an SNL sketch featuring Horatio Sanz, Chris Kattan, Tracy Morgan, and Jimmy Fallon.
THE LOWER EAST SIDE RETRO ROCKER: Actual sleigh bells notwithstanding, Casablancas could've played "I Wish It Was [...]

BriTunes: Why Brian Williams’s Music Experiment Won’t Work

In the last half of the 20th Century, the national television news anchor played a deific role in American life: benevolent, yet possessing of an aloof omniscience that suggested divinity (and, by implication, infallibility). Behind the heroically concerned brow and dispassionate baritone there seemed to lie a great wisdom: unrevealed, and therefore perfect–the archetype being [...]

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