Food & Drink | Object Lessons
Ritz-Carlton Gingerbread ‘Boutique’
Pastry chefs at the Ritz-Carlton in the West End got in touch with their inner Martha Stewarts (and Bob Vilas) a few weeks ago as they assembled a life-size gingerbread “bou...
Again We Go A-‘Carol’-ing
Stage productions of “A Christmas Carol”: a holiday tradition that never changes. That can be comforting — or incredibly boring. Branch out a little (or not) with D.C.'s...
On the Spot: Oderus of Gwar
Barring the apocalypse, Gwar will release its latest thrash-metal opus next summer. While preparing for global domination and enslavement of the human race, the band is playin...
Food & Drink
Here we are, one day away from Dec. 21, 2012, and it’s difficult to ignore all of the people out there talking about what’s just around the corner. Tomorrow’s date marks...
One day, someone is going to get smart and open a children’s museum called “Buttons You Can Push.” The setup will be one giant room with thousands of buttons, none of wh...
Comedy | Inside Jokes
Best of Comedy
There wasn’t one medium that defined “comedy” in 2012, so my year-end roundup is a hodgepodge of some of the best ways I consumed humor. Best Podcast: Scott Aukerman’s...
Music | Sound Bets
Rock ’n’ Roll Carols
To me, Christmastime is a pan-denominational opportunity to hope for things — peace on earth, a better new year, seeing people I miss. Here, I made you a mixtape about it: "...
12 Things We Learned In 2012
Paying too much attention to the news can be detrimental to your health, particularly in an election year. So you’re forgiven if you didn’t spend enough time with the Fit ...
What Is He Waiting For?
I’ve found a guy who treats me decently that I’m attracted to, but he’s taking things SUPER slow. We only see each other once a week. After three months, I haven’t met...
Got You Covered
Santa knows if you’ve been bad or good — and, now, so does Weight Watchers. The diet program just introduced its members to Weight Watchers 360°, a mobile app for iPhone ...
Have an App-y Holiday
Holiday traditions vary from family to family, but there’s one ritual that’s universal. “Everyone comes together with the flu, sits around and makes each other si...
Put Safety First This Season
It’s December, so it’s time to set up your Christmas tree, fry some latkes and light Kwanzaa candles. But it’s also a time to be careful: “Now throughout the winter se...
Film | The Reelist
A Long, Strange Cinematic Trip
“The Hobbit” has some flaws. There are a lot of flashbacks, some of which serve no real purpose, and there is a lot of silent glowering, all of which serves no real purpos...
When the D.C. Taxicab Commission said it wanted the public to start weighing in this week on possible color schemes for Washington’s fleet, I’m not sure it was expecting t...
Food & Drink
The Gift of Mmmm
In these waning days of the holiday shopping season, you’ll scramble to buy presents for family, friends and that weird co-worker you drew as a Secret Santa. (Maybe he needs...