Posts Tagged ‘the hurt locker’

The Oscars, Abbreviated

Illness has kept me from dishing out my Academy Award predictions and, lest the curse soon be lifted, will probably quash my desire to go live-blog-wild during the telecast.
But I can't be completely silent! So, before the inevitable song-and-dance-and-cheese opening, I offer this:
I remember a sweet time back in early December when I thought that [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Your Body is a Post-Racial Wonderland’ Edition

Happy Monday, Arts Desk readers!
Fresh off detonating an n-bomb and other ordnance in an interview with Playboy, John Mayer descended into the bosom of Obama’s Post-Racial America to play a two-hour gig at the Verizon Center Saturday. In a remarkable show of restraint, the embattled musician managed to limit his word vomit to innocuous musings [...]

Snowpocalypse, or What You Will: Cultural Items to Be Consumed by Us at City Paper

While half the town spends the weekend on wordplay (Ed. note: What do you call sledding with strangers in D.C.? Snowcial networking! I know, OK, I'm sorry), the rest of us will be hunkered down indoors, twiddling with the thermostat and checking to see whether it's June yet.
Ah, we know what you're asking: But how [...]

And the It’s an Honor Just to Be Nominated-Sound Bite Opportunities Go To…

Be still, my horrified heart. We perhaps all knew it was coming, but now it's official: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences believes that Avatar was one of the best films of 2009. (Guess the "sciences" portion of the institution's name means more than the "arts" this year.)
Very, very few surprises among the [...]