Posts Tagged ‘Washington Post’

Illustrator Bob Staake on Dark Humor, New Yorker Covers, and Analog Art in a Digital World

"I don't like the term cartoonist at all, because I just don't think I am one at all."

Everybody’s Talking About Priests This Week: Listen to “Doctor”

I hope the members of Priests buy their PR rep a round of drinks tonight—today saw a monster boost in the buzz around the band's soon-to-be-released freshman EP. A full profile ran in this morning's Washington Post, just a few hours before All Songs Considered debuted "Doctor," a track from the upcoming Bodies and Control and Money and Power. Besides the fact [...]

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Silo Edition

Local cabdriver/rock star Hailu Mergia talks music with booker Jim Thomson. [Vinyl District]
An oral history of The Beatles' D.C. invasion [Post]
Hey, it's local native Dave Grohl (and some other famous people) playing The Beatles. Nope, The Beatles stuff ain't stopping anytime soon. [Spin]
Michael Kaiser says: Beware of silos, arts organizations! [Huffington Post]
New Veep trailer, folks. [Huffington Post]
The Washington Post [...]

Talking Shop With Ex-9:30 Club Booker Lisa White

From 1991 to 2013, local bands called booking manager Lisa White when they wanted a show at 9:30 Club—and when they were pissed about not getting one. Working with primary booker and club co-owner Seth Hurwitz, White booked a lot of the bands that opened for big acts at the venue. She had the right background for it: [...]

Arts Roundup: Samuel Clemens Edition

Chris Brown expected back in D.C. court. [AP]
Pacman and Peso return from North Korea, talk about experiences. [Guardian]
Here are some of the ways Mark Twain spent his short time in D.C. [Jack Limpert]
Reflecting on Shudder to Think's non-single single [AV Club]
Cool Mars rover images to go on view at Air and Space Museum. [AP]
The Washington [...]

Arts Roundup: Terio Edition

RIP Ellsworth J. Davis, the first black photographer to work for the Washington Post. [Post]
Kathleen Hanna talks to Stereogum about Julie Ruin, riot grrrl, and her recent life-changing illness. [Stereogum]
Pleasure Curses drops a new music video. [The Deli Magazine]
Clinton Yates searches for Terio, the 6-year-old Internet celebrity/dancer, at Trillectro. [Vice]

Arts Roundup: Drop the Bomb Edition

National Museum of American History plots a sweeping American culture exhibit. [Washington Business Journal]
A chat with Trouble Funk's Big Tony in advance of the go-go group's 35th anniversary show [Post]
The increasingly juicy Round House Theatre Silver Spring saga continues. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Pitbull loves charter schools! [Post]
The public loves the National Gallery of Art! [Huffington Post]
Book [...]

Arts Roundup: Wale’s Issues Edition

Chris Richards' front-page Wale story burrows into the rapper's insecurity. [Post]
NPR debuts Beautiful Swimmers' forthcoming Son. [NPR]
Despite setbacks, AFI Docs was largely a success, Ann Hornaday reports. [Post]
Also: A review of Jose Antonio Vargas' immigration documentary Documented, which debuted recently at AFI Docs [Post]
The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announces two more funding opportunities [...]

Arts Roundup: Things That Don’t Exist In Washington Edition

Neal Augenstein talks to photographer Lucian Perkins and The Teen Idles' Nathan Strejeck about Perkins' book of early D.C. punk photos, Hard Art. [WTOP]
A juicy nugget from Chris Richards' story about Hard Art: When Bob Woodward saw Lucian Perkins' photos of D.C. punk, he seemed dismissive, saying, "This doesn't exist in Washington." [Post]
A takeaway from last [...]

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