Posts Tagged ‘The Washington Post’

The Post‘s Arts Reporter Is Also a TV Historian

Geoff Edgers explores museums' nuclear guns, bugles, and horseshoes in Secrets of the Arsenal.

Mike Daisey Invites Journalists to Woolly Mammoth’s Steve Jobs Remount

I've been thinking and writing about celebrated/despised monologist Mike Daisey's imminent return to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company with a revised version of his Apple manufacturing expose The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs for days now. The show, which opens July 17, has been scrubbed, Daisey tells me, of all the material contested [...]

What Happened in Washington

A few weeks ago, "Happenings: New York, 1958-1963" opened at one of Pace Gallery's 25th Street locations in lower Manhattan. It's an exhibition of photographs, objects, and film from the various "happenings" created by the art faculty of Rutgers University and artists living in downtown New York during that period: Red Grooms, Lucas Samaras, Jim Dine, [...]

Do the Fight Thing: More on Studio’s Sucker Punch

So I finally got to see Sucker Punch, Studio Theatre’s well-reviewed U.S. premiere of Roy Williams’s race-and-boxing-in-Thatcher’s England play, last weekend. Despite having written a whole feature about the production’s extensive fight choreography, I still found plenty to surprise me in the way the fights were staged.
I won’t review the show; I attended a [...]

Arts Roundup: Layer Cake Edition

Mmm....Cake: TBD's Sarah Godfrey goes behind the scenes at Buzz Bakery for story of Chuck Brown's birthday cake. The Godfather of Go-Go celebrated his 75th birthday Sunday night with a concert at the 9:30 Club and a custom birthday cake designed by the Arlington bakery. Head pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac, who also makes 9:30's ubiquitous [...]

Realer Art D.C.

The Washington Post is at it again. Last year, the paper inaugurated an initiative called Real Art D.C., something that City Paper contributor Jeffry Cudlin referred to (on his own blog, Hatchets and Skewers) as “some sort of forum/database/debasing-reality-show-type-contest for the arts community.” The contest’s terms and conditions earned criticism from both Cudlin and art [...]

Dawson’s Creak: Reflections on “Real Art D.C.”

In case you missed it, last week The Washington Post announced Steven Silburg as the winner of its Real Art D.C. contest. It's an honor to be the top dog in any race, but this prize is a little dubious—and not just because of the title, which evokes two reality shows that create more court jesters [...]

James Ellroy: Brilliant Author. Snappy Talker. Unchallenged Racist?

People are going batshit over Blood's a Rover, the new crime novel by Los Angeles writer James Ellroy, about the assassinations of MLK, RFK, and JFK. Just about everyone has something to say about it: The LA Times. The Boston Herald. The Washington Post. The Economist.
The Minnesota Star-Tribune profiled Ellroy in all his glory. NPR [...]