When George Saunders’ Tenth of December was first published, the New York Times Magazine declared it "the best book you’ll read this year." That's a bold assessment for a collection that came out in January. Saunders accepts the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story tonight. Read more >>> George Saunders speaks at 7:30 p.m. at the Folger Elizabethan Theatre, [...]
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This year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest felt a bit different from the previous versions. The proliferation of dance acts (like Skrillex last year, DJs Kaskade and Pretty Lights played the West Stage rather than the Dance Forest, which caused multiple mass migrations of EDM fans back and forth across the festival grounds), the lack of a [...]
Today at noon, presale tickets for the 2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest go on sale on Ticketfly.com. Prior Virgin Mobile Festival ticket buyers, Virgin Mobile customers, and Virgin Mobile Facebook and Twitter followers will receive access codes for today's sales blitz.
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If you miss out, relax: You can still grub up your [...]
Virgin Mobile FreeFest: Robin #Thicke, Everybody (Plus Vampire Weekend, Icona Pop, Washed Out, and More)
The 2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest lineup has been announced, and Robin Thicke is on it, because America's all, "'Blurred Lines' is kinda rapey but I'm doing my little shoulder-shrug dance to it anyway."
The nonchalantly goateed R&B singer is one of a few big names on this year's FreeFest, which takes place Sept. 21 at Merriweather [...]
The Avett Brothers brought their banjo, cellos, and kick-drum hearts to a sold-out DAR Constitution Hall Friday evening, ready to rock. How does folk music rock, you ask? With influences that include as much Joey Ramone as Ralph Stanley and Scott Joplin, the Avetts' music is, much like Dylan at Newport, changing the definition of [...]
It was a good year to be young and bearded. A good decade, really. The aughts kicked off with the release of O Brother, Where Art Thou?, whose soundtrack opened the eyes of at least one generation to the pleasures of underproduced plucking and simple melodies; and ended with three harbingers of the so-called "indie [...]