This Week in WCP Arts: Philippa Hughes, Q and Not U, Henry VIII
On the cover of this week's dead-tree City Paper, Kriston Capps profiles Philippa Hughes, art-scene doyenne who runs the Pink Line Project and organizes its massive parties. I wrote a bridge-burning sidebar to the story, in which I argue that said parties are kind of, well, boring.
Ryan Little leads the arts section with a look at Q and Not U's classic debut album, No Kill No Beep Beep, and its striking, whimsical cover. Film critic Tricia Olszewski reviews one true-life story and one-inspired-by-true-life story—neither is bad, and both will piss you off. In theater, Trey Graham reviews the Folger's lean—yes, lean!—Henry VIII, and Chris Klimek has some fun at Constellation Theatre's Tim Burton-esque Women Beware Women. David Dunlap Jr. compliments the latest Robert Wyatt project for both its weirdness and its restraint. And in One Track Mind, Benjamin Freed chats with a frequent Philippa Hughes collaborator, D.C. conceptual duo Bluebrain.
In City Lights: Louis Jacobson shares his secret love of reptiles. Plus: Adam Haworth Stephens, Kitchen of Innovation, The Killing, stamp collecting, Hill Country Revue, and Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker.