Monthly Archives: July 2010

Can Fringe Grow Up?

Behold the marvel that is my first Washington City Paper cover story, all about the Capital Fringe Festival at Five and What, Exactly, That Milestone Means If Indeed It Means Anything, Which I Conclude Upon Some Reflection Than It Does. On the cover is Darrow Montgomery’s fine portrait of CapFringe executive director and co-founder Ms. Julianne Brienza.

Usually when I post a link to something I’ve published elsewhere, I try to put back in some material I had to jettison from the published version of the story. There’s enough leftover here to stock double-CD reissues and “special edition” DVDs until the CapFringe turns ten, because I waaaaay overreported this thing, but happily I will be using all that stuff on CP’s Fringe & Purge blog, which I may already have mentioned that I’m editing.

My heartfelt thanks to the CP editors to helped make this piece sharper and tighter. They really know their stuff, those guys.

You can download a PDF of the whole, glorious package, photos and all, if you really like fringe, or Julianne, or me.

Fringe & Perjury, or Back in Five Minutes (Give or Take Three Weeks)

It’s not you. It’s me.

Look, we both know I’ve never been the most prolific blogger in the knife drawer. Infrequently I’ll feel moved just to write stuff, but most of the time this place is little more than scrapbook full of links to pieces I’ve published elsewhere, sometimes pimped out with bonus content, sometimes not.

I write now to warn you that for at least the next three weeks, my stewardship of this space is all but certain to hit a truly deplorable new depth of negligence. That’s because I’ll be shacked up a few blogs down the block at Fringe & Purge, the Washington City Paper‘s destination for coverage of the fifth annual Capital Fringe Festival, which kicks off — that’s a sports reference, theater-folk — tomorrow. See here, you; I started before I even said. Continue reading