Posts Tagged ‘University of Maryland’

UMD Showcases Why Academia Is Dance’s Most Fertile Ground

If you’re a serious artist, one of the best jobs you can find is working as a professor at a university. Think about it: you get to spend all of your time in an institution where ideas, rather than profits or power, are front and center. Sure, there’s pressure to produce, but you’re allowed to [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Rob Steibel

Robert Steibel recently let me know about Wild Life, his new webcomic. It turns out that Steibel is yet another University of Maryland cartoonist alumni and has recently returned to both the area and to comics. Steibel's going to work in the single-panel format, and writes that "Wild Life is the umbrella title for four [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Jennifer Zyren Smith

Jennifer Zyren Smith is a local cartoonist responsible for the Web comic LaSalle’s Legacy, which is a seafaring strip created with manga's simplified lines and style. "It's a manga-inspired fantasy graphic novel and has been online for a year and a half," she says. Smith has collected the comic as both a print-on-demand comic book [...]

Freestylin’ D.C.: Book Signings, Labyrinth Meditation, and Classical Music

Happy Monday everyone. Here's a list of free things to do tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday! These events, and more, can be found on my site, Free in DC.
Author William Upski Wimsatt discusses and signs his new book Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs–a sequel to his book Bomb the Suburbs–about the Super Movement theory, which predicts [...]

Bang on a Can Marathon @ Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

While the highlight of Sunday's Bang on a Can Marathon at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center came early, the rest of the program offered plenty to enjoy as well, even if the culminating performance was somewhat dubious. Just after the Bang on a Can All-Stars completed their innovative arrangement of [...]