Posts Tagged ‘Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark’

Arts Roundup: Spidey Sucks Less Edition

It's Open! And Maybe Tolerable!: Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks went back to the Foxwoods Theatre on Broadway to see the revamped, overhauled, surgically fixed hullaballoo known as Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. And he didn't totally hate it: "You can’t go so far as to declare that 'Spider-Man' has found its voice, but at [...]

Arts Roundup: Melissa Joan Hart Edition

Hi, all. Hope the rain didn't put too much of a damper on your commute to work this morning.
In WaPo, Kriston Capps, co-author–along with Louis Jacobson–of this week's Arts Desk feature on the closing of Bethesda's Fraser Gallery–profiles Paul Reed, the last living member of the Washington Color School. The 92-year-old is still creating gorgeous, [...]

Arts Roundup: See You in Three Months, Spidey Edition

After $65 million and countless injuries to cast and crew, it looks like we're going to keep waiting. If you hadn't bought that pair of $300 tickets, you could have bought yourself an iPad.
WaPo Style leads off with a preview of tonight's Birchmere show by Joe Boyd and Robyn Hitchcock. Boyd, the New Jersey-born English [...]

Arts Roundup: Resuscitating-a-Flop Edition

Bye bye, Borders. The books and music chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday, and both D.C. locations will close. Guess that means I'd better finally get around to using that gift card.
By now, everyone knows that the $65 million, Julie Taymor-directed Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, with music by Bono and the Edge, pretty much sucks anyway [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 23

You might ask yourself, "Is there a spiritual component to Far Out vs. Hot Dang?" The answer is no. You might note to yourself, "in a cosmological sense, the use of the words 'far' and 'hot' creates a mild paradox." You might be right. And y'know what, D.C.? We're glad you're thinking about us all [...]

Arts Roundup: Sucks as Hard as a Spider Can Edition

This is the first Wednesday in nearly a month that I've done the Arts Roundup without the city waking up to snow or freezing rain. Though it is bitterly cold. No matter; let's do the arty news!
SmCity does much more than drop rhymes, Sarah Godfrey writes. As an independent MC, he has had to "handle [...]

Fare Assessment: Peter Marks Reviews Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

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 in other cities, [...]