DC – Drama City : The Folger, The Folio, and the Fool by mnjones
July 17, 2008, 10:12 am
Filed under: FEATURES, Theatre

So…the man pictured above is the very same man who brought a folio into our own Folger Shakespeare Library nearly a month ago. Raymond Scott’s folio is now believed to have been stolen from Durham University in England ten years ago. Mr. Scott denies this adamantly, and while an FBI investigation is pending – he continues to believe that the folio will be returned to him. Continue reading

DC – Drama City : a Spoonful of Sugar by mnjones
July 9, 2008, 10:04 pm
Filed under: FEATURES, Theatre
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DC theatres like to keep it on the DL in the summer. It’s hot, it’s humid, and tourists aren’t usually bustling from the Smithsonian over to Studio Theatre. And before you go there, let’s not revisit the concept of DC’s “Fringe” Festival.
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July 7, 2008, 8:58 pm
Filed under: FEATURES, Film, Music, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

Every Tuesday of every week until the record industry finally croaks, a ton of shit becomes available to purchase. This week, if you can find a record store, you should be able to cop a bunch of lame schwag ranging from half-assed reissues to Albert Hammond Jr. (Whatever, I’ll check it out). There is one item coming out tomorrow that I most definitely would/will buy, though I’m afraid I won’t feel the narcotic rush of an impulse buy.

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News Minute: Presidential Candidates Offer No Real Energy Reform by rachels
June 25, 2008, 2:22 pm
Filed under: FEATURES, Politics

Sen. McCain released a broader energy policy yesterday, followed by Sen. Obama’s retort. As gas prices rise, the energy crisis is (finally) brought to the forefront of national attention. Who knew it would only take a few bucks more spent at the pump to incite America’s quest to go green? Will the ’08 election offer anything more than “the greenest convention in the history of the planet.” Let’s take a look… Continue reading

June 17, 2008, 2:26 pm
Filed under: FEATURES, Politics

Senator Warner?

Former Governor Mark Warner will not be Obama’s VP, but he will be running for the US Senate in Virginia. Although Warner has graciously removed himself from the pool potential Obama running-mates, current Governor Tim Kaine and Senator Jim Webb are still in the mix. VA dems can be proud that their unique brand of politics is getting noticed by the whole country, and that the state may finally be considered a swing state in the upcoming general election.

Kaine and Webb are politically diverse from Obama and his core supporters (Kaine is pro-life, Webb served as Reagan’s Navy secretary), but this may be just the kind of “gap-filling” he needs to seal the deal.

June 13, 2008, 12:52 pm
Filed under: FEATURES, Sports

“I wanted to win everything. Maybe next year the Stanley Cup,” said Alex Ovechkin. Thanks buddy, you stole my title for this feature. On the other hand, without you there would be no feature – so we’ll call it even. Continue reading

June 13, 2008, 11:43 am
Filed under: FEATURES

After the meteorological bitch slap we got dealt earlier this week, I think it’s safe to say that summer’s truly arrived. And we know what that means to anyone who’s ever lived through a DC summer before: get the fuck out. I myself am a mere two weeks away from a little shore thing, and already I’m prepped with some flip-flops, some board shorts, and, of course, some summer reading recommendations. Continue reading

This Time In Film: Summer by btfaust
June 12, 2008, 5:08 pm
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Judging by the heat, one could say Summer has arrived. Really, it started May 2nd when Iron Man was released (And he’s back this weekend). We’re in the thick of it now with Indy having arrived and left its depressing mark on our collective consciousness. That was a hard one to digest but some lovely soul out there has offered some Pepto in the form of the Frank Darabont script that George Lucas famously rejected despite the approval of Spielberg and Ford. Continue reading

DC – Drama City: Criticizing The Imaginary and the Invalid by mnjones
June 12, 2008, 10:38 am
Filed under: FEATURES, Theatre

Last night a friend and I saw the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid. Keith Baxter , a frequent STC collaborator, directed the 17th Century French comedy adapted by Alan Drury. Within the first five minutes of the production I was reminded just how embarrassing theatre can be – embarrassing for the actors, embarrassing for the audience, embarrassing for the 100+ STC staff members listed in the program. Continue reading

June 11, 2008, 8:43 am
Filed under: FEATURES, Tech

I’ll start off with something you obviously don’t hear about enough making your rounds of the techno-blogosphere – NET NEUTRALITY. Yes, defenders of net neutrality have been warning us for years, explaining that without government intervention to preserve the internet as it is today, broadband providers may move to drastically limit our access to the internet based on the price we pay for it (think cable tv). Alarmists? Maybe. Hopefully! But a recent announcement by New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo may indicate the coming of the inter-pocalypse we all fear – ordering ISPs Verizon Communications, Sprint and Time Warner Cable to “shut down major sources of online child pornography.” Continue reading