Podging the Hodge

Being an entirely uncurated compendium of stuff I’ve writtien for DCist this month.

Bill Wyman, the author of a 1999 hit piece about Elvis Costello so cutting and incisive that Elvis might have written it himself, devises the Moby Quotient for quantifying the degree by which your favorite musical artist for band has sold out to advertisers.

Marah come to Jammin’ Java and prove themselves more than deserving of the copious praise thrust upon them by the likes of Nick Hornby.

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Catalyst Theatre Company — all seats, all shows, just $10! — takes a good shot at Kafka’s The Trial.

Meat and Potato Theatre Company takes a less successful stab at Rashomon.


Theatre J powers up a pitch-perfect Speed the Plow.

COMING NEXT WEEK TO THE PAPER OF RECORD: My takes on the New Pornographers, the Go! Team, Bettye LaVette, and, um, the Eagles.

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