Posts Tagged ‘This Week in WCP arts’

This Week In WCP Arts: Is VelocityDC Doing Right by D.C. Dance?

Kate Mattingly leads this week's arts section with an investigation into local dancers' and choreographers' opinions on the most high-profile local dance festival, VelocityDC. She finds that some have a problem with many aspects of the event, from its artist fees to its presentation, and it's not clear whether the festival achieves its most basic [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: The Years of the Cat

H Street NE, which transformed quickly from a dilapidated commercial strip to a hypergentrified attractant of quirky businesses, is not immune to controversy. But there's probably one H Street story most people could agree is a success: the tale of Al, the orange tabby who lived at Palace of Wonders—then later Red Palace—during the neighborhood's [...]

This Week In WCP Arts: The Master, Not So Masterful

Tricia Olszewski leads this week's arts section with her take on Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, which she says it's "expertly crafted and acted," but with some damning plot failures. She follows with her take on Josh Radnor's rom-com Liberal Arts, concluding that maybe dude should stick to doing sitcoms.
In theater, Rebecca Ritzel praises Round [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Ayn Rand v. Norman Rockwell, Richard and Mary, Shortstack

Arin Greenwood leads this week's dead-tree art section with her tour of the Smithsonian's current Norman Rockwell exhibit with an art critic who also happens to be a disciple of Ayn Rand. Brandon Wu talks to a Northern Virginia doom-metal trio that's making national waves, Salome. In film, Tricia Olszewski reviews Due Date and Monsters, and [...]