These Will End in Tears
Need a good cry? An Academy Award-nominated short film is a shortcut to catharsis. With one exception, this year’s live-action and animated honorees are emotionally manipula...
Stage | Television
Toby or Not Toby?
Attention “West Wing” nerds! (This is D.C.; we know your numbers are legion.) It’s a Toby Ziegler red alert! Bethesda native Richard Schiff, the actor who indelibly port...
Books | Comedy
A Barry Good Time
Some people know Dave Barry as the author of such fiction books as “Peter and the Starcatchers,” “Big Trouble” and his latest, “Insane City.” Some know him as a fo...
As vice presidents who did not become president go, Al Gore gives hope to those who have held a job that basically consists of checking whether the president’s still alive a...
Comedy | Television
Stand-up comedian and podcasting king Marc Maron is still an angry person, but it’s getting tougher for him to be bitter about his career. “There comes a point where you h...
Broadcast Muse | Television
Should I praise “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” or eulogize “30 Rock”? Hey, why not do both! Hail Kimmel. Last week, Kimmel, above, whose ABC talk show just moved from 12:35 a.m....
Food & Drink
Spicy food is just as diverse as individuals’ ability to tolerate it. Some love the burning, numbing and tingling that comes from foods containing capsaicin and other compou...
Food & Drink
What’s on Tap in the Next Week
There’s always something new brewing when it comes to D.C.’s beer scene. This week, three events usher in the area’s latest labels and pours: Anniversary Ale It’s a se...
Words on a String
For nearly 40 years, musician, singer and performance artist Laurie Anderson has been hauling around truckfuls of equipment for her tours: keyboards, effects pedals, cumbersom...
Comedy | Inside Jokes
As part of my job, I interview a lot of comedians. Speak to one long enough and, inevitably, Louis C.K. and his insane work ethic will come up. His ambition is something I too...
Music | Sound Bets
Thrift Store Girl
A few weekends back, I saw flashy Georgia rapper 2 Chainz at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. Everyone looked cute for the sold-out show that night. 2 Chainz lays down one rule ...
In the Dancer’s Seat
Take a Latin dance party and add a chair, and you’ve got the recipe for Zumba Sentao, the latest twist on the mega-popular aerobics workout. You’ve also got a chance to ad...
Baggage Check | Fit
Field of Dreams Needs a Ref
My girlfriend has decided to try to enter my field. Our two fields have always been related, but she seems to think that she should be able to get a job similar to mine, at my...
Cavemen probably invented the tackle. But the way cavemen once chowed down isn’t usually on display at the Super Bowl — an event that’s celebrated with chips, things on ...
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Thom Sinclair, 42, knew that the bedlike contraptions inside Reformation Fitness were for Pilates. But that was about the extent of it. “I’ve seen people doing it and thou...