Monthly Archives: August 2011

How I Spent My Brief Vacation

There was also a lot of running and some lake-swimming and a little art-perusing and Rock Band-playing and Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games and a lot of drinking, but.

(Photo by Derek Hills.)

Biczar Love Triangle: Weaving & Blanchett Accent the Loopy Tragedy of Sydney Theatre’s Uncle Vanya

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh in the Syndey Theatre's UNCLE VANYA

Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull

Or you could go with the one my editor preferred, Tsar-Crossed Lovers. You tell me which one’s funnier.

In any case: The Sydney Theatre Company‘s star-stuffed 2010 adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, reviewed for the Washington City Paper.

Like Louis Armstrong Said, All Music Is Folk Music

Gillian Welch posted her Strathmore setlist on her Twitter feed this morning.

Ain’t never heard a horse sing no song.

I reviewed Gillian Welch and David Rawlings‘s concert at the Music Hall at Strathmore last night for the Washington Post. It was great. It was better than that. There wasn’t a bum note all night. Continue reading