City Paper is not for tourists
Intangible Arts visits “Trash People” a series of sculptures currently squatting in the National Geographic building’s courtyard. IA writes that works were “originally installed in 1996 in Germany and included one thousand such human figures, constructed from items retrieved from a dump in Cologne.” Close up, they look like mummies covered in gum or some old Manchester scene art. Pretty cool.
D.C. Sports Bog gets some pictures a lucky dude took crashing an NFL VIP party room. Why aren’t photos like this in the Washingtonian? I know. It’s almost cliche to spout off against this magazine’s choice in photo spreads. How many times have I debated this subject over beers at the Raven? OK. Never. But do we really need a photo spread devoted to a Ford’s Theatre gala? Or does anything with the word “gala” get the photo treatment: ladies in ball gowns, silver-haired gents in tuxedos. Boring!
Hey Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.: Your website’s homepage sucks. Your ward is going to hell and you have a press release on your page from October 2007! It’s about a golf tournament you hosted to benefit kids learning to play…golf. Awesome. But is that really all you can do? Really.
And Now, Anacostia has some pretty sweet pictures of brickwork at 1909-1919 MLK Avenue SE.