Posts Tagged ‘Tom Toles’

WaPo Cartoonist Tom Toles Tries a New Medium: Musical Theater

Washington Post editorial cartoonist Tom Toles already has a bully pulpit, a Pulitzer Prize, a Herblock Award, and two bands. What’s left for him to do? Write a live musical comedy, apparently.
Toles is currently working with Katie Goodman and Soren Kisiel to write and stage Catapult Love, a production that will be backed by funds raised [...]

ToDo ToDay: Chelsea Light Moving (With Thurston Moore)! Sensual Dance Lessons!

After the October 2011 breakup of indie-rock super couple and Sonic Youth co-founders Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, listeners wondered if either performer would ever rock as hard again. These days, Sonic Youth remains on hiatus, but Moore continues to assail guitar lines with his revamped but no-less-searing band Chelsea Light Moving. The foursome describes itself [...]

ToDo ToDay: Thiefs at Strathmore and a Room Made of Wax

Strathmore has outdone itself by presenting THIEFS as part of its Friday Night Eclectic series. The collective trio makes a glorious jumble. In their hands, acoustic jazz, hip-hop, soul, ambient, and dance music all wander freely through shifting environments: acoustic and electric, improvisation and composition, instrumental and vocal. But just as a Duchamp collage still [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Lincoln Stomped on the Constitution? Oh Well!

Among other reasons Ron Paul would make an unlikely standard-bearer for the Republican Party is the fact that he, apparently, doesn’t think much of his party’s sainted first president. Paul famously accused Abraham Lincoln of waging a “senseless” war and ruling with an “iron fist.” Coming from a guy whose eponymous newsletters spent chunks of [...]

Back in Hack: Journopalooza, Where the Boys on the Bus Become the Boys in the Band

Porto Recanati, an Adriatic fishing village of about 9,000 residents, boasts among its vacation amenities Arena Gigli, a medieval courtyard converted into an outdoor theater that hosts plays, opera, film screenings, and concerts. Past performances include traveling productions of Hair and Jesus Chris Superstar and a Queen tribute group. The headliner one warm evening last [...]

When Journalists Pick Up Instruments…

As much as the D.C. music scene will screech to a halt this evening in deference to The Dismemberment Plan's reunion show at the Black Cat, an assembly of reporters, editors, and a few government officials are not. Tonight's other hot ticket is the third edition of Journopalooza, an annual battle-of-the-bands fundraiser full of groups [...]

The State of the Union for D.C. Newspaper Cartoonists

D.C. newspapers have devoted less space to comics in recent years.
Ladies and gentleman,
As we take stock of this great nation of ours, it is evident that one group is suffering—a surprising group given its mission. Cartoonists are under siege in this great capital of ours.
If we examine who was appearing in our newspapers in [...]

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