Zoe Charlton, Untitled. (Via d berman gallery.) Monday, there is a Western-Europe film bonanza (ok – two movies) as The Mask of Desire (Die Braut) screens at the Goethe-Institut and La Vie d’artiste shows at the Alliance Francaise. Wednesday, DJs Johnny Metro and Radel Esca spin all hip-hop from all eras at the Galaxy Hut [...]
Welcome back, lovelies. Hope everyone is stuffed and happy! A Farewell to Arms (Maggie Michael) I’m sure you already have something planned for Wednesday. All we ask is that you wear something hella glam. Thursday is the final day to peep, contribute to, and generally enjoy the presence of the Festivus Pole in Adams Morgan. [...]
No Age. (From WaterCoolerGossip.) Wednesday, expect levels of frenzy rivaling the scene on U Street this past Tuesday when Diplo spins and No Age rails at the Black Cat. (Bonus: Diplo will be playing records at Commonwealth before the show! Ooo-wee! Thursday, wipe that smirk off your face before you arrive at the party for [...]
Get scholarly on Monday during the Graduate and Professional School Fair at GW. Dorksville, you say? Whatever. If you’re just tuning in, I am an avid nerd and legitimately excited for this event. Get serious on Tuesday when Dan Higgs plays at the Velvet Lounge. Never have such scary songs been so soothing. Get wild [...]
I’ve gone on and on about the National Portrait Gallery before, but I wanted to recommend a couple shows up right now after seeing them myself. Kehinde Wiley’s pieces in as part of the RECOGNIZE exhibit that Fiona talked about earlier this year…I mean, I mostly love Ice-T because of SVU but this is on [...]
Listopad recently spent some time with Ellen Van Dusen, who makes clothes. Ellen is on the right. (Look at her cute hair!) She made both of these dresses. The one on the left is from a collection based on badass Color Field painters like Ellsworth Kelly, Mark Rothko, and Morris Louis. She made this one, [...]
This week’s flavor: rye. Double Dagger. (Pic: Patrick McCormick) Today is Washington Post Dollar Mondays at Nationals Stadium! Two George Washingtons will get you admission the stadium and–wait for it–a hot dog! I am so fucking there . Tuesday, Gnarls Barkley and Hercules and Love Affair play the 9:30 Club. If you’re lucky, Cee-lo will [...]
Brazilian footwear label Melissa commissioned Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid to design a serious pair of shoes. And I mean serious. AGH! These are so cool.
This week’s flavor: salt. A crazy-ass Philip Johnson building. Arsenic and Old Lace screens tonight on the Green. Tuesday, July 29th, go to Second Story books in Dupont before their big ol’ 20% percent off everything sale ends on Thursday. (Looks like there are some deals to be had at the Rockville store, too.) Wednesday, [...]
Dolce and Gabbana is a party animal. (justOne!.) (Apron and Irons.) (Fashion had this weird collective Marie Anoinette moment maybe 3 years ago? I have to confess, I really loved it.) But look at how crowded these ads are! (Advertalog.) (s/a) (Kitmeout.) (Christonium.) This I fucking love. Look at those floating psycho magpie women!
I love Hiroshi Tanabe. (Pic from Bibabidi.)
Over the next few weekends the National Gallery of Art will present a film program featuring cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa, the “Master of Light and Shade” of Mexico’s Golden Age of cinema (the 1940s and 50s). Included are “La Perla”(an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel “The Pearl”), “Enamorada,” starring the luminous Maria Felix, and “Nazarin,” directed [...]
is how I referred to Virginia Lee Burton earlier today after spotting my friend Jennifer’s post on refineDesign, the Washington Spaces blog. Now, I am going to assume that we all remember Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne, his unstoppable steam shovel, from reading-before-bed circa 1988, right? Anyone? Well, what I didn’t know until reading Jennifer’s [...]
Next Thursday at NWMA there is a film screening for “a.k.a. Nikki S. Lee.” Phillips Collection screened this last year and I was bummed I missed it; the word from Kata was it was great. Lee will be there to discuss the film. Following this screening, there is another for “Before the Summer Passes Away” [...]
Ok, I know everyone is probably like: Emily. Stop posting people’s Flickr accounts. Believe me, I want to branch out to other parts of the Internet, but how could I not share user stripper_polaroids with yins? Banish all thoughts of the metaphoric connotations of this username. It’s a collection of 50 polaroids — of strippers! [...]
liebemarlene vintage posted some beautiful early-40s snapshots (from the stern, lush Charles Cushman collection) of some seriously alabaster bathing beauties on Lake Michigan. Here is an excerpt from a excellent essay on Cushman by Indiana University professor Eric Sandweiss. (Please explore the site. The breadth and depth of Cushman’s work — well, read what the [...]
Sunday. Rainy. Slow. Browsing Flickr. Came across user thombeau59 and his set of gorgeous vintage magazine covers. In other news, we had such unbelievable fun at Marvin on Saturday! Massive, massive thanks to Marvin, Chris, and everyone that came out. Stay tuned for a proper post with more details and sunny pics of our lovely [...]
Helen Williams Drutt English has been collecting jewelry for a long time and she has a lot of crazy pieces. Look a these glasses! Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection, an exhibit featuring pieces dating from 1963 to 2006, will be at the Renwick Gallery until July 6th.
Zoe Strauss makes the best pictures. I could not wait to post this item because I am so obsessed with her poetic and razor-sharp images. One of my favorite pictures; the first one of hers that I ever saw. I am pretty sure this woman is dead now. You can see her and ten other [...]
In honor of the Sartorialist’s show at the Adamson Gallery, I am going to post some of my favorite (seasonally appropriate) Sartorialist shots. The show ends April 26th. Go!
This festival at the Kennedy Center sounds real neat! There will be a variety of theater performances and (many free) music and exhibitions on classic and modern arts and popular culture including Shakespeare, fashion, anime, robots, and even the scarily ubiquitous Harajuku.
Really, the only website you need for all your holiday gifts: Humans.
Nicole Poko Artwork image from shiny squirrel
Don’t miss: the Mircea Cantor Black Box piece at the Hirshorn. Definitely not vegan. ends Dec 9th!
The Renwick Gallery has an exhibition of quilts through January 28. Quilts may be meant to keep you warm at night, but as this exhibition shows, they can also possess hypnotic, kaleidescopic beauty that changes shape before your eyes if you stare at them long enough.