Arts & Entertainment

11/29/2015 - 12:00am
Riverby Books, which reopened in October, is starting up its Literary Talks series again. Their first speaker is Stephen Grant, author of “Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger,” on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. Riverby Books is at 417 East Capitol St. SE. 202-543-4342.  >>more
11/27/2015 - 12:00am
Union Market’s new Lab 1270 retail space launched on Nov. 14 in time for holiday sales. The lab is a test space for local DC pop-up retailers. The site on the 1300 block of Fifth Street NE — catty corner to the market — gives each of the six to 10 small businesses a chance to test out the neighborhood market and collaborate with other new designers. Shoppers can stop in Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jennifer Maguire, director of strategy at Union Market, said... >>more
11/12/2015 - 12:19pm
Set under a clear night sky, local six artists showed off their collections this past Wednesday at the first gallery showing at Frager’s Garden Center located on the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE. Framed photos, textured paintings, blown glass, and box art hung scattered along the winding Frager’s garden paths. Abstract artist Kendrick Brunson, 34, coordinated the collaborative display with the help of Frager’s staff. “Art has always been a mistress,”... >>more
11/03/2015 - 11:12am
Tom Hamilton is a Chicago native who has lived on Capitol Hill since 1985. Originally an artist whose paintings have been featured on the cover of the Hill Rag, he has also written novels, short stories, plays, book reviews, and human interest pieces. He turned to poetry when his wife, Nadine, “began her heroic bout with cancer.” He calls himself “a freelancer in anything and everything,” and says he’s “devoted to the Hill,” where he plans to die in the... >>more
11/03/2015 - 11:12am
Politics, It’s Murder The last thing Senate staffer Kit Marshall expected when she reported for work that morning was to find her boss dead in his chair, stabbed in the chest with a model helicopter. And the very last thing she anticipated was to be accused of the crime. “The only thing worse than having a murdered boss,” she observes, “was being named the prime suspect.” While the police focus on Kit, she and her officemate, Meg, decide to take matters into their... >>more
11/03/2015 - 10:48am
Touch. It’s all about touch. Fingers in clay. Emotions in contact. Hands gripping and kneading, sculpting forms and faces that cry or sing or look out in wonder. The brain above the hands wrestles with itself, or opens up to let the monsters loose, or just turns inward to see the world left behind, reformed and rebuilt with laughs and smiles among the tears. Staff Sergeant Jon Meadows was hit by a blast in Afghanistan. Actually several. At first he tried to shake them off, but his legs... >>more
11/03/2015 - 10:42am
With fall officially underway and the winter season rapidly approaching, the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood enters a cycle of activities different from those of the spring and summer. Our parks, open spaces, and the riverwalk trail take on different rhythms, and as the vegetation changes so does the level of outdoor activity after a busy summer full of concerts, movies, fitness classes, and festivals. But there will be outdoor winter activities in the Capitol Riverfront! Once again Canal Park... >>more
11/03/2015 - 10:12am
Truth Hollywood periodically dips into journalism as a theme, more often for drama than for comedy. The best exemplars have a lasting impact, landmarks based on real events like “All the President’s Men” (1976) and “The Insider” (1999). The latest film to take on this cinematic challenge is James Vanderbilt’s “Truth,” a docu-drama about one of the most potent political stories of this century.  On September 8, 2004, in the middle of a fevered... >>more
11/02/2015 - 10:12am
You might be tempted to hide under the covers once the temperature starts to drop, but those who choose to hibernate will miss out on a lot of fun along the H Street NE Corridor. From puppets, to Roman statesmen, to Peruvian fare you’re sure to find something worth braving the cold. Pointless Theatre Tells the Tale of Carmen Miranda at Capital Fringe Things take a turn for the slightly surreal when Pointless Theatre ( borrows the Capital Fringe (1358 Florida Ave.... >>more