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  • Melting Point

    Like any Washingtonian worth his salt, I loathe tourists, especially in August. Nothing amplifies late summer misery like encountering a gaggle of out-of-towners standing to...

  • And Now, Your Local Forecast

    For infotainment at its best, you can't beat your local TV news affiliate. Unlike the national broadcast, delivered with an icy sense of professionalism, the...

  • Soundwaves

    Hex Hector Remixology Ultra Records DJ Encore DJ Encore Presents Ultra.Dance 02 Ultra Records During a live DJ performance, Hex Hector tends toward familiar songs,...

  • Broadway Beauty

    Big Mama: Fierstein      Well, praise the gods of Broadway. The fantastic buzz on Hairspray, the latest musical to hit the boards on the Great...

  • It's the Heat. And the Stupidity.

    It's hot, and I'm stupid. I wanted to use some big words to tell you this, but they all seem to be lost in the...

  • Lustrously Independent

    The first shot of Luster, which plays this Friday, August 16 as part of the Reel Affirmations Xtra series, depicts a mass of artfully entwined...

  • Wet-n-Wild

    Washington Wetskins      Take some basketball, mix in dashes of soccer and football, then flood the playing field with water until it's too deep to...

  • Soundwaves

    Marc Anthony Mended Columbia Paulina Rubio Border Girl Universal A border girl won't get very far el norte by emulating Mariah Carey. Fortunately, Paulina ''Golden...

  • Diesel Engine

    A star is shorn: Diesel      We have, I suppose, Steven Spielberg to thank for the recent booming career of Vin Diesel. Had the director...

  • Living in Cyn

    Cyndi Lauper is turning fifty years old. Now let's think about this for a moment, because her effect on you when she entered your life...

  • Truly Yours

    Dear Lena, I have a roommate and she's a slob. I'm not a ''Neat Freak,'' but I get tired of doing her dirty dishes left...

  • Icy Terrain

    Photography by Michael Wichita Write what you know. It's the sage advice all aspiring novelists hear, and Brian Malloy took it to heart when creating...

  • Final Examination

    Little Lady: Blair Brown as Desiree (Photo by Joan Marcus)      Settle down, class. Our summer session in Sondheim analysis isn't over just yet. But...

  • Well-Deserved Break

    Beth Orton Not that it matters, but Beth Orton is huge. Six feet tall, to be exact. Being tall may have bolstered Uma Thurman's career...

  • Soundwaves

    DJ Spooky Optometry Thirsty Ear The Blue Series Continuum was launched on the theory that throwing together groups of mismatched musicians would have the Odd...

  • Fifth and Counting

    Counting Crows Gotta love it. As the rest of us suffer because of our intrinsic fears of commitment, Adam Duritz is making millions off of...

  • Striking Discord

    Scott Fortier as The Son. (Photo by Fredde Lieberman)      ''A work of art dealing with the night, especially a dreamy, pensive composition for the...

  • Unsettling Signs

    Signs is not the movie you think it is. No matter what you think you may have gleaned from the film's previews (on television almost...

  • This One's for the Ladies

    Straight Talking, Hard Knocking, Indie Rocking Women with a Cause. Have a Seat, Fellas... Tsunami Without the retro value or stretch pants of Charlie's Angels,...

  • Women's Work

    Let's say you're in Portland, Oregon. You're on tour, packing it in after each gig and schlepping it to the next town where your audience...