Down in the nation's capital, a vibrant and thriving experimental music scene is currently emerging thanks in large part to the Maryland-based, genre-encompassing label Cuneiform Records. That label recently released the beautiful second album by Janel and Anthony, who have helped spark their hometo ... More >>
The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>
Lately the New York Times has lost a few of its star writers including legendary critic and columnist Frank Rich and foreign correspondent Dexter Filkins, along with a handful of others, and although people change jobs all the time and for a variety of reasons, the timing was enough to make u ... More >>
Via WCP/Darrow Montgomery.Washington D.C.'s got a mayoral election coming up. As such, there's no better time for the Washington City Paper's Alan Suderman to run a terrific profile on the incumbent, Adrian Fenty, entitled "Adrian Fenty is a Jerk." Quite the thesis! How so?
Pictured: Village Voice editor Tony Ortega hoists Runnin' Scared's Atl-Weekly Award, flanked by staff.Not that you didn't already know, dear reader, but as the young people would say, "game recognize game," because we have just been officially told we are what the young people would call ... More >>
Ian MacKaye's the Evens at a not exactly Bowery Ballroom-like venue. (Nice lamps.) Excellent,though somewhat dismaying, piece in the Washington City Paper about the increasingly overcrowded and booking-agent-besotted DIY touring circuit, which makes it tough for young bands to get gigs anywhere. T ... More >>
The man himself.The James Beard Foundation is announcing its James Beard Awards finalists via Twitter this morning. The list of chefs has just started rolling out (currently, regional finalists are being named), but the list of final nominees for the foundation's Media and Journalism Awards a ... More >>
In which Cat Power is compared to Thomas Pynchon, and Bob Dylan's "I'll Keep It With Mine" echoes in the "abandoned gothic cathedral" of Nico's voice. Courtesy of the Washington City Paper. Who knew Lethem was an Animal Collective fan?
Thursday, 7pm-11pm at Enid's in Greenpoint. More info and a collection of sad-making photos at the Washington City Paper.
Here's a fun way to spend a couple of minutes: reading the transcripts -- or actually listening to -- former D.C. Mayor and current D.C. city councilmember Marion Barry's alleged voice mails to the woman he is accused of stalking. The Washington City Paper got the goods from the ex-husband of Donna ... More >>
Washington City Paper (great arts town!) is now offering a fabulous "hierarchy of date-rape jams," and while we're a little higher on Asher Roth (poor guy), a little lower on Sublime, and a lot lower on Rod Stewart, we applaud this first-rate speciment of graphics-based rock crit. Odd perhaps that ... More >>
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