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  • Soundwaves

    LIFE IN PLASTIC... Maybe you remember the warning label affixed to Aqua's 1997 debut album Aquarium (MCA), noting that the Danish quartet's biggest hit, ''Barbie...

  • Truly Yours

    Dear Lena, I'm a manager at a suburban Starbucks coffee shop. It's a job I've done efficiently and effectively for close to five years now....

  • Hot Moves

    Fans of flamenco are flocking to Lisner Auditorium for the third annual Flamenco Festival, sure to quench a thirst for the intensely rhythmic and passionate...

  • Broad Comedy

    From Jacobean London to contemporary L.A., wild women wreak havoc and leave laughter in their wake The Newlywed Game: Robichaux and van Griethuysen (Photo by...

  • Free and Clear

    Freedman's piano and voice sound like soulmates in duet -- as long as you can overlook the cliché-imprisoned lyrics. If an album's quality could be...

  • Death Trip

    Outrageous deaths and buckets of blood leave you laughing, not screaming, at Final Destination 2 Death comes a-calling:Cook and Larter There's a fine line between...

  • Spy Game

    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is punctuated by visual wit and robust performances that veer toward camp My so-called undercover life:Clooney and Rockwell Who knew...

  • Royal Treatment

    Photography by Michael Wichita If Aussie actress Nicole Kidman winds up taking the Oscar for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in The Hours, it turns...

  • A Helping Hand

    Photography by Michael Corelison The young woman with the neon-strawberry-colored hair drops a small business card in front of Larry Stansbury and rushes off. On...

  • The Fetal Position

    Photos by Michael Wichita What exactly is a gay issue? Global warming? War in Iraq? These are, at least, issues that affect gays and lesbians...

  • Missed Connections

    News last week of the death of lesbian journalist Sarah Pettit did not come as a surprise to me, because I had heard that she...

  • Hearsay

    Paying homage to Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend, Hearsay finds itself a master… Diving headfirst into the Deep End… Hearsay's first official sighting of a leatherman came...

  • Soundwaves

    RUSSIAN GIRLS IN LOVE... It might be, as every music critic writing about them has skeptically suggested, just a gimmick that the Russian teenagers in...

  • Feast Your Ears

    A gorgeous mix of jaunty ballads and emotive instrumentals, Feast of Wire is the polar opposite of a shampoo commercial Country music's insurrection into pop...

  • Night Flight

    Twelfth Night glows with an alternative-styled sexiness, while Last Seder is a skillful exploration of family dynamics in disarray. Playing for laughs: Marshall and Twyford....

  • Jack's Back

    A little too low key for its own good, About Schmidt amounts to much less than the sum of its parts. ''I don't know whether...

  • Man of The Hours

    Photography by Michael Wichita Michael Cunningham likes genre fiction -- spy stories, romances, thrillers, sci-fi. Stuff you'd buy in an airport along with a copy...

  • Showing Some Skin

    Photography by Michael Wichita Between the ASGRA gay rodeo and leather weekend, the gay community ensures that D.C. will experience an influx of both chaps...

  • Community Matters

    Washington's gay and lesbian presence in the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is set to grow again, as the Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit (GLLU) adds...

  • Speaking in Mothertongues

    Last night I went to Mothertongue, which packed the Black Cat with over two hundred wild women, poets, and writers of every sexuality our fair...