Posts Tagged ‘Spike Lee’

ToDo ToDay: Red Hook Summer and Body Awareness

There's still time to catch Spike Lee's latest at West End Cinema: The sixth in his “Chronicles of Brooklyn” series, Red Hook Summer follows the growth of a relationship between troubled Bishop Enoch Rouse (Clarke Peters, who played Det. Lester Freamon on The Wire) and his young grandson Flik Royale (Jules Brown), who relocates from a middle-class [...]

Don’t Be Scared of P.U.S.S.Y.

If nothing else, Judah knows how to indulge his fantasies, no matter how bizarre or outlandish. On 2010's The Amber Rose Instrumentals, the Northeast D.C. native imagined a brief rendezvous with Rose, only to be dumped for her then-boyfriend Kanye West. Following the moderate success of the summery "Sundresses and Sandals," Judah promoted the song with [...]

Arts Roundup: Nutcracker, Cracked Edition

The Land of Seats: So, about all those glittery Nutcracker productions that pepper area theaters every winter: They exist for a reason. Washington Post columnist Thomas Heath—himself a Nuthead—reported earlier this week that Washington Ballet's perennial Nutcracker rakes in about 22 percent of that company's annual revenue, and more than half its yearly ticket sales. [...]

Gods’Illa Does the Right Thing

Forestville, Md., trio Gods'Illa is good for clever one-liners and gritty hip-hop with a message. So it's no surprise that its triumphant new single, "Sal's Pizzeria," is a battle-ready zinger of memorable phrases and assertive lyricism.
"On the scene like Radio Raheem wit ya box/We outside of it, all these rappers is robots," Acem raps over Joe [...]

Arts Roundup: The Chatroulette an Exorcism Edition

Good morning, everyone! Another lovely, rainy Monday. The last full week of August has arrived, and the kids are heading back to school—where did the summer go?
In theaters this past weekend, The Switch, based on a short story by Jeffrey Eugenides, author of Middlesex and The Virgin Suicides, proved to be "disarmingly winning." Strange. A [...]