Clever [Expletive] Words
The new play at Woolly Mammoth, “Stupid [Expletive] Bird,” won’t start until you tell it to. An actor reveals a card instructing the audience to say “start the [explet...
On the Spot: Ralph Nader
The Green Party’s champion always has some new cause. Right now, he also has a new book, “Told You So,” a collection of his weekly columns from between 1972 and 2012. Wh...
Broadcast Muse | Television
TV viewers who like funny female cable stars are in luck! La Toya Jackson, above right, shares her laugh (“he he he”) and naively amusing insights in “Life With La Toya ...
The Waiting Game
Songwriter Iris DeMent has a problem with the words “songwriter Iris DeMent.” “I don’t like calling what I do writing songs,” she says. “It really doesn’t have m...
Out of Step
British electronic duo Mount Kimbie has been labeled “post-dubstep” — a genre different from its popular forebear in that it lacks dubstep’s heavy bass. The band’s s...
Who The Heck Is: Black Masala?
In a multicultural city like D.C., you might have heard of masala, a South Asian spice mixture. Vocalist and drummer Mike Ounallah has put together a similarly potent mix with...
Music | Sound Bets
MYKKI. BLANCO. That’s all an entire page of my notebook says. Blanco repeated her name a lot when she played Comet Ping Pong in March, like a mantra. And now her new EP “B...
Nats’ Harper vs. O’s Machado
The Nationals’ Bryce Harper and the Orioles’ Manny Machado are already playing well beyond their years. The two 20-year-olds are either first or second on their teams in b...
Baggage Check | Fit
The Twins Always Win
I’m dating a guy devoted to his twin 5-year-olds. I think that bodes well, since I want to start a family with him someday. But I’m wondering if he’ll ever put me first....
Going to the Mats for Help
Now is not the time for savasana. Relaxing will have to wait as there’s a lot that needs to be done before “Yoga: The Art of Transformation” opens at the Sackler Gallery...
Message on a Bottle
Remember that bottle of waterproof sunblock you bought last year? It lied — lotion can’t be waterproof or totally block out harmful rays. Thanks to new sunscreen labeling ...
Work Out With Water on Tap
When folks enter Balance Gym Foggy Bottom, the local chain’s new 17,000-square-foot location in the swanky Fairmont Hotel, the first thing they see is a pingpong table. “P...
Where The Arts Go Home To Play
It’s an eclectic set of wares for sale at 3311 Rhode Island Ave. in Mount Rainier, Md. Vendors offer up sneakers bedazzled in pink and gold jewels, Mondrian-patterned quilts...
Dear Manolo | Fashion
Now that Memorial Day is here, I can finally wear white shoes again. Please recommend something casual. I should mention that I wear a size 12. —Antonia Manolo says, have ...
Re-Do It Yourself
Re-Do It Yourself Thinking about tossing that rickety old bookshelf? Let Barb Blair, author of “Furniture Makeovers” ($25, Chronicle Books), convince you why it’s worth ...