According to the Greek tragedians, women are, for the most part, hysterical nutjobs. This insanity is particularly resonant in Euripedes’ The Trojan Women, which features the women of Troy in agony after watching their city burn. With Trojan Barbie, playwright and new Georgetown faculty member Christine Evans has adapted the play for the 21st century. Her [...]
Posts Tagged ‘The Cornel West Theory’
The Baltimore Ravens have some issues. They were the Cleveland Browns until 1996, so the Midwest grapples with their very existence. Catch them live, and you’ll see a franchise that revels in its bad-guy persona: only the bruising defensive players get player intros; you’ll hear three straight Rick Ross tracks and then Metallica during [...]
Between tuition checks at Hampton University and later Delaware State, 24 year-old Triangle, Va., transplant Sterling Fitzpatrick decided to focus the entirety of his brain power on hip-hop. Mom and dad disapproved. “It’s hard because your parents believe music is worthless,” says Fitzpatrick, known on scattered and promising mp3s as Humane, “It doesn’t help [...]
I reported last week that the Occupy D.C. encampment seems to have become something of a DIY space. It turns out it's a pretty good DIY space. Local acts Priests, Lenorable, and The Cornel West Theory some other groups gathered for a generator-powered show in McPherson Square, and attracted a pretty solid crowd [...]
For this week's issue, I reported a lengthy oral history of the annual concert series at Fort Reno in Tenleytown. But we couldn't fit in everything! Keep checking Arts Desk for more.
Though not always monochromatic, the crowds at Fort Reno skew white. The bands—with a few exceptions—have usually been white, too. In a city that [...]
It's lunch time at Suitland High School and someone's pounding a makeshift beat on the wooden cafeteria tables. Truth Hall and I have just finished our semi-regular routine: debating about some off-brand hip-hop album, then finding a place to rap within the vast Prince George's County school.
I'm on my usual bullshit—rhyming about nothing in particular [...]
It’s Monday night at the Kennedy Center, and the cocktail crowd is confused. On many evenings, programming on the arts center’s free Millennium Stage skews toward background music for patrons killing time before Wicked. But at this particular moment, there’s no exchanging of pleasantries.
A front line of poets performs sharp-elbowed verse while prickly guitars, percussion, [...]
An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
[A conversation I had yesterday about the cancellation of yesterday's Cornel West Theory show at Bohemian Caverns. All me talking.]
“Really? The show is cancelled? Why?”
“They were shut down? Since Saturday?”
Well, why the fuck didn’t the venue tell The Cornel West Theory that [...]