Natalie Hopkinson was going to let D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson‘s comments slide the first time. But after Mendelson parroted her thoughts about the “mess” within the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities for a second time, the arts commissioner and scholar had to say something. It started with Mendelson’s comments in a recent […]
The rich personal touches in Luca are elevated by Pixar’s signature clever humor, sharp storytelling, and watchable scenery.
Moechella Unity Fest D.C. musician and activist Justin “Yaddiya” Johnson and his Long Live GoGo organization are finishing off their Juneteenth weekend with a Sunday Moechella Unity Fest. He says the “unity” in the title has multiple meanings: One is to bring together the different variations of the city’s official music. This show will include […]
In Alexandra Petri‘s satire Inherit the Windbag, the past becomes the present. She resurrects the late editor-in-chief of National Review William F. Buckley Jr. (John Lescault) and playwright, novelist, and commentator Gore Vidal (Paul Morella) at the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library, where, because “America has suffered from a fever of words,” an animated simulacrum […]
Raise your hand if you’ve ever told a stranger you’re from a well-known city rather than the suburb you actually call home. It just feels easier, right? But maybe it’s more than that. A new Art Enables exhibit “Actually, I’m from the suburbs; I just say DC because it’s easier” by Aaron Maier-Carretero explores what it means to be from the suburbs, the pinnacle of the “American Dream.” He asks, is it uncomfortable to be associated with a “generic” place? And how does suburban culture shape us as individuals, when the culture itself is often shaped by racism, sexism, hidden violence, and dysfunction? […]