Category Archives: Other Writing

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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Other Things I’ve Written Lately

An interview with Maxwell for The Washington Post about his music and the influence of Prince. A survey of an exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian by photographer Horace Poolaw, for Smithsonian Magazine. Talking to Darlene Love about Christmas and comebacks, for the Post. Enumerating the opening of the new MGM National [...]

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Other Things I’ve Written Lately

Taking the temperature of the electorate in an interview with Lewis Black for The Washington Post. Determining what a Mark Rothko painting has in common with a Ming Dynasty dish, in a piece for the Smithsonian Magazine.com. A chat with Kevin Haskins, who is putting together a book bout his days in the band Bauhaus, [...]

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Other Things I’ve Written Lately

 An interview with the comedian and filmmaker Mike Birbiglia for the Washington Post. A review of a wordless presentation of “Dante’s Inferno” at Synentic Theater. An overview of the Musical Crossroads exhibit at the new National Museum of African-American History and Culture for Smithsonian Magazine.com An accompanying story about the new Visual Arts Gallery at [...]

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Other Things I’ve Written Lately

An interview with country star Miranda Lambert about a hard year and the Hag, for The Washington Post  A look at a Library of Congress exhibit on the early work of muckraking photographer Jacob Riis, also for the Post.  Grace Gummer talks about her new role on the second season of “Mr. Robot,” for the [...]

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What I Saw at the Capital Fringe Festival

Got to see nearly a dozen productions at this year’s Capital Fringe Festival. Which sounds like a lot but is only a fraction of the 130 shows produced. At any rate, here are the reviews of what I saw over the last three weeks that I wrote for The Washington Post. A history of the [...]

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Other Things I’ve Written Lately

Here are some other things I’ve published elsewhere recently: A chat with Ringo Starr about his summer tour, for The Washington Post.  Disentangling the complicated family tree of gospel’s prolific Winans, some of whom are subject of a new musical, starring others, also for The Post. A new look at the groundbreaking work of artist [...]

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Other Things I’ve Written Lately

Here are some other thins I’ve written recently: An interview with the band Twenty One Pilots for The Washington Post. A piece about the time when Wynton Marsalis played a Louis Armstrong horn, for Smithsonian Magazine.com. A performance review of an adaptation from Joyce’s “Finnegan’s Wake,” “riverrun” by Olwen Fouéré. A thing about the Martin [...]

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Other Things I’ve Written Lately

Here are a few other things I’ve written lately: A rare interview with Tracy Morgan on the comeback trail, for the Washington Post. A Q&A with TV icon Carol Burnett about her classic variety show and her questions only tour, also for the Post. A look at an exhibit of Muslim women photography, “She Who [...]

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Other Things I’ve Written Lately

Here are a few other things I’ve written lately: An interview with Joan Baez, who marked her 75th year this year, for the Washington Post. A chat with CeeLo Green about his latest tour and prospects for another Gnarls Barkley album for the Post. A piece for Smithsonian Magazine about continued fascination with the Underground [...]

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