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Other Things I’ve Written Lately

Here are some pieces I’ve written elsewhere in the last couple of months: A little thing for the Washington Post Express about the choreography of the new musical on the Temptations. My first piece in TV Guide, advancing the standalone finale of the Netflix series “Sense8.” A feature about Dom Flemons’ new album about black [...]

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Other Things I’ve Written Lately

Here are some other things I’ve written in other places in the last couple of months: A look at an illuminating new photo show by Sally Mann at the National Gallery of Art for the Washington Post Express. A preview of the new PBS series “Civilizations” for Smithsonian Magazine.com. Reviewing a play about revolutionary-minded sisters [...]

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Other Things I’ve Written Lately

Here are some recent pieces I’ve written elsewhere: A feature for the Washington Post on the mighty all-female drum crew Batalá. A report for Smithsonian Magazine on the unveiling of the official portraits of Michelle and Barack Obama at the National Portrait Gallery. Talking with Nas about the classical presentation of “Illmatic” at the Kennedy [...]

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Other Things I’ve Written Lately

Here are some recent pieces I’ve written elsewhere: A story for the Washington Post on the pioneering light artist Thomas Wilfred at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. A piece for Smithsonian Magazine.com on a new exhibit about the New York years of Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo. A review of a bold play on Nina Simone [...]

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Other Things I’ve Written Lately

Here are some other things I’ve written elsewhere lately: A story for Smithsonian Magazine on the restored Landsdowne portrait of George Washington at the National Portrait Gallery that rejected my headline: “You’ll Wonder Where the Yellow Went, When You See the Restored President.” A review of Mozart’s most Masonic opera, performed at a Masonic Temple. A [...]

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What I Saw at Capital Fringe

I took buses, cars, Metro trains, streetcars, and even walked to the H Street corridor where most of this year’s Capital Fringe Festival took place in Northeast D.C. As part of the team reviewing shows for The Washington Post, I saw quite a range from good to bad this year. Here’s what I saw: A [...]

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Other Things I’ve Written Lately

A story about Ai Weiwei finally getting to see his “Trace,” depicting political prisoners, at the Hirshhorn. A feature about the new season of “Playing House” on USA. Describing how one Matthew Brady photograph may have elected Abraham Lincoln, in conjunction with a show at the Portrait Gallery. A review of the opera “Oberon” by the In Series.   [...]

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Other Things I’ve Written Lately

A story for SmithsonianMagazine.com about the German artist who is finally getting his first U.S. museum showcase in two concurrent shows in D.C. An overview of Donald Sultan’s chilling Disaster Paintings, collected in an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum. A review of a play based on the work of Oliver Sacks at Spooky [...]

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Other Things I’ve Written Lately

  A Q&A with Cher about her casino gig here, for The Washington Post. A story for Smithsonian Magazine about a new exhibit marking the 75th anniversary of Japanese American internment camps. An interview with David Duchovny for the Post about his turn from acting to performing singer/songwriter. A look at the insanely popular Yayoi [...]

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Other Things I’ve Written Lately

A chat with Gladys Knight, minus the Pips, for The Washington Post A look at the orchid show at the Hirshhorn Museum for Smithsonian Magazine.com An interview with R&B’s “Uncle” Charlie Wilson for the Washington Post. A story about a troupe that mixes juggling with dancing for the Post. Talking with the creators of the [...]

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