Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Soundwaves

    There was plenty of good music in danceland in 2002, but it just wasn't selling. So record labels large and small cut back on dance...

  • Music

    Trey Anastasio Millions of people heard -- and continue to hear -- the worst album of the year. Very few heard the best. Maybe this...

  • Soundwaves

    Mad'House Absolutely Mad Radikal Records Puretone Stuck in a Groove V2/BMG Picture Jennifer Love Hewitt making a tribute album to Madonna: It's not at all...

  • Shore to Please

    On the halfshell: Redmond as Luther Billis. Photo credit: Scott Suchman For all the familiarity such a hit-laden musical theatre warhorse brings with it, Arena...

  • Grounded Lyricism

    Edward Sanchez's new play Icarus strives to be a lyrical, surreal meditation on dreams and beauty, fueled by the tale of a physically disabled young...

  • Disconnecting the Dot

    It was only a matter of time before Dot Allison succumbed to 21st century cynicism. 1999's hyperemotional Afterglow was almost quaint in its sincerity, proving...

  • Well Drawn

    Damon Gough's determination to be too awkward for fame has finally turned him into a celebrity. Even hiding behind the cryptic pseudonym Badly Drawn Boy...

  • Soundwaves

    INXS The Best of INXS Atlantic/Rhino Vic Latino Vic Latino Presents 80's Now Tommy Boy INXS only briefly lived up to its name in the...

  • Untapped

    Comrades in misery: Crystal and DeNiro It doesn't take the finely honed skills of a movie critic to formulate a practical analysis of Analyze That....

  • Magnificent Music

    I don't see how the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C. could have made a more musically rewarding and emotionally uplifting contribution to the December...

  • Space Waste

    Picard on someone your own size: Stewart The real nemesis faced by the crew of the Enterprise in Star Trek Nemesis is not the angry...

  • Winter Blunderland

    An off-the-wall, casual approach to tried-and-true Shakespearean comedy can certainly work wonders. I still feel a surge of giddy delight whenever I recall last season's...

  • Frustrating and Timid

    Scena Theatre introduces Washington audiences to the controversial 1996 British play Shopping and Fucking by Mark Ravenhill, and the company comes frustratingly close to an...

  • Garden Grub

    Olney Theatre Center reminds us of what a lovely and sublime Broadway musical The Secret Garden is. If only the company's production could adequately match...

  • Willy-nilly

    In the flesh: NBS! cast (Photo by Christopher O. Banks ) There's nothing particularly novel about nudity these days, right? You get a hunkering for...