Posts Tagged ‘This Town’

ToDo ToDay: Jessica Lea Mayfield and a New Lobster Shack

When her first album, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, debuted in 2008, Jessica Lea Mayfield seemed destined for a career of singing rootsy folk-rock songs. On her latest release, Make My Head Sing…, she’s shaken the acoustic ethos of her past in favor of grinding guitars and pounding drums. What remains from Mayfield’s bluegrass roots is a slight vocal [...]

Arts Roundup: Techno-Feudalistic Gulag Edition

Crazy House Republicans propose crazy cuts to Kennedy Center, National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian, and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities. [WAMU]
Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton says he won't offer his music on Spotify, calling the streaming music service a "techno-feudalistic gulag." [Huffington Post D.C.]
WaPo editorial board: Just approve Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial [...]

Townies: Official Washington’s Latest Obsession Pulls Its Punches

Before I sat down to write this, another publication asked me to review This Town. I demurred: "Mark is a friend," I emailed back. The editor responded almost immediately: "How good a friend?" I guess I should be flattered that the editor thought I could write impartially if author Mark Leibovich wasn't "that good" of [...]

ToDo ToDay: Big Words! Mark Leibovich!

In Big Words, three estranged friends reunite to hash out their issues from decades ago. One conversation doesn’t seem like enough fodder for an entire movie, but these carefully crafted characters have lived enough to fill out a feature film with their experiences. Twenty-some years before, the three of them were on the verge of making [...]

Arts Roundup: Long Weekend Edition

The Washington Monument lights up tonight. [Post]
Book of Mormon lands at the Kennedy Center this week, and Nelson Pressley tries to explain why the musical from the creators of South Park is so broadly popular. (Tickets for the KenCen run are almost completely sold out.) [Post]
If you wanna party with Folklife performers, head to the [...]

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