Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Hard Lessons

    In Good Company is an agreeable comedy that might have been overlooked altogether if not for Topher Grace's pitch-perfect performance as a 26-year-old corporate upstart...

  • Opera Queen

    ''I fell in love with opera when I was 13, when I first heard the voice of Maria Callas,'' says John Pascoe. ''I heard her...

  • Dire Straights

    Let's get one thing straight: a lot of men are not. But those who fervently claim they are, would never -- I repeat, never pretend...

  • Sucker Punch

    If you're planning to produce a bleak, dispiriting tale of bitter realities in post-Soviet Russia that bears the title Black Milk, perhaps you ought to...

  • Second Chances

    ''Will I ever be normal?'' The question is put to a psychologist by Walter, a 45-year-old man recently released from a dozen years spent in...

  • The Best and Worst Films of 2004

    The year 2004 was both an encouraging and discouraging one for movies. On the bright side, we had several films that put the script ahead...

  • Solo Style

    Pop on top: Stefani Is Gwen Stefani the new Madonna or the new Cyndi Lauper? The question arises on the occasion of Stefani's marvelous debut...

  • Soundwaves

    DIVAS TO DANCE IN 2005... The coming year looks to be shaping up -- if you can believe it, and dare we jinx it --...

  • Broken English

    There are those who might say ''Even a bad film made by James L. Brooks is better than a good film made by another, lesser...

  • Artfully Threaded

    ''It's the first time I've designed this period,'' says costume designer Fabio Toblini on Ford's Theatre's holiday mainstay, A Christmas Carol. ''I did Victorian shows...

  • The Best and Worst of DC's Theatre 2004

    Before we dole out the accolades for superlative -- and abysmal -- dramatic achievements, it's important to acknowledge a year that has ushered in such...

  • Soundwaves

    JUNIOR'S JUNIOR, ED BAILEY... Did you know our own Ed Bailey, the promoter of (and sometime DJ at) VelvetNation, will open New Year's Eve for...

  • The Best and Worst Music of 2004

    Even with all the talk of love and marriage, 2004 proved that pop music and politics don't go together like a horse and carriage. No...

  • Soundwaves

    THE GRAMMY DANCE… In a typical year, we'd be crowing about Green Day's six Grammy nominations, Gwen Stefani's sole one-year-early nod, and Basement Jaxx's sweep...

  • Dickie's Girl

    In the late '90s, Dick Scanlan's boyfriend passed away, leaving him a summer home in the South Hamptons. The house had lousy television reception but,...