Daily Archives: November 17, 2011

Thursday TV: Relearning a Native Tongue, Regis Farewells

Another good story with which to weigh the traditional portraits of Native Americans that come around Thanksgiving time is Anne Makepeace’s remarkable film about a New England tribe that tries to dig up and reactivate a long-dead native language. “We Still Live Here – As Nutayunean,” making its debut on “Independent Lens” (PBS, 10 p.m., […]

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Dave Alvin, Back at the Birchmere

Deep-voiced Dave Alvin, 56, dresses like a full-on cowboy in his shows, with a big hat, bandana and windswept song powered by a strong and tight band. For a show at the Birchmere in Alexandria Wednesday, his second there in five months, he relished the space he’s played in so many times by adding dynamics […]

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Maria Bamford’s Crazy Target Lady is Back

There is much to dread about the annual ramped-up consumer orgy known as Black Friday. But one bright light is the return of the Target ad campaign that brings back the manic Yuletide shopper who is in training for the day. Bamford’s character, in big pearls and holiday appropriate clothes, seems as batty as last […]

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