Posts Tagged ‘Steve Jobs’

This Week in WCP Arts: Remembering Chuck Brown

Leading this week's paper is our package of remembrances for Chuck Brown, who passed away last week. In it you'll find:

Sarah Godfrey on Brown's legacy as a folk hero who helped D.C. endure misery, then change
Shani Hilton on learning to love go-go
Marcus J. Moore on Brown's unlikely role as a rap patriarch
Andrew Noz on what [...]

ToDo ToDay: Noise Punk at Hirshhorn, Public Dancing, Ai Weiwei

Say what you will about Doug Aitken’s monumental “Song 1” at the Hirshhorn—some critics have called the outdoor installation an overgrown music video—but it’s hard to knock the song itself. “I Only Have Eyes for You,” penned by the songwriting pair of Harry Warren and Al Dubin, is a perfect pop composition: so simple you [...]

Arts Roundup: Funky Edition

Kathleen Turner coming to Arena Stage [Post]
Shakespeare Theatre director Michael Kahn talks failure and how he came to love the ol' Bard [Washingtonian]
Local DJ Jerome Baker III remixes Dam-Funk [Soundcloud]
Scion A/V releases its own Moombahton comp [Nouveau Riche]
Steve Jobs patents to be displayed at the S. Dillon Ripley Center [Post]
WaPo's staff is reportedly suffering from [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. Distrust That Particular Flavor, by William Gibson.
I'm not sure who William Gibson is, but he seems to write syfy-ish novels that appeal to the Philip K. Dick, Boing Boing set. He's written this book of essays—his first, I think—that imagine a cyber-friendly future, [...]

Arts Roundup: Sensible Turtleneck Edition

Turtlemania: Fans of the deceased Apple CEO are making a run on Steve Jobs' signature black turtleneck, WaPo's Maura Judkis reports:
It wasn’t just any turtleneck: Jobs preferred $175 St. Croix cotton and microfiber mock black turtlenecks. According to Bernhard Brenner, the founder of Knitcraft, St. Croix’s parent company, Jobs bought about two dozen black turtlenecks [...]

Arts Roundup: Everybody Sweeps Edition

Not Edited in iPhoto: A 1982 photograph of later Apple leader Steve Jobs is now hanging in the National Portrait Gallery, writes Maura Judkis on Arts Post. The image finds Jobs standing above atop the logo of the company he co-founded. You can find it on the first floor of the museum. If you visit it [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Julian Lytle

Julian Lytle was born just outside the city in Prince George's County. 2010 was perhaps the start of his breakthrough to a bigger audience—he was featured in May's Heavy Metal magazine, was nominated for a Glyph award as a Rising Star of comics, and was featured in podcasts and a couple of substantial web interviews [...]

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