Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Idol Fever

    American Idol fever seems to have hit its peak in Washington: Last season's finalists appear at the MCI Center this Sunday, Aug. 22. And Simon...

  • Pure Bliss

    They just don't make good instinct like they used to. Most contemporary (read: young) actors trained in the modern theater demonstrate an annoyingly affected air...

  • Not So Chummy

    Question: What's so scary about watching two people float around in the ocean for an hour or so? Answer: Nothing. In theory, a pair of...

  • Soundwaves

    POP'S SWINGING POLITICS… As recently as April, it seemed that save for a couple hip-hop impresarios it would be the usual four-year counterculture rumbling: an...

  • Tower of Bebel

    Bebel Gilberto is not ''The Girl from Ipanema. '' Not quite: Gilberto was born nearly 40 years ago in New York and raised in Rio...

  • 'Manchurian Candidate'

    Jonathan Demme's choice of material has been a little bizarre as of late. His remake of the strangely winsome yet slightly edgy Audrey Hepburn-Cary Grant...

  • Into the Woods

    I don't mean to sound boastful, but I figured out The Village's big twist a few days before actually seeing the movie. While it was...

  • Smooth Pop

    The Kings of Convenience's sophomore album, Riot on an Empty Street, begins with a telling and referential reference: ''I can't stop listening to the sound...

  • Soundwaves

    THE CURE AND MODERN-DAY REMEDIES… The Cure may be the headliner -- the chief reason most people would consider going, and more to the point...

  • Perfect Glass

    With its delicate yet powerful staging of Tennessee Williams's sentimental classic, The Glass Menagerie, the Kennedy Center proves that, indeed, the third time's a charm....

  • Feline Trouble

    If movies were kitty litter, Catwoman would be the kind that doesn't absorb very well and fails to clump. And it would be stinky. Really,...

  • Canadian Import

    She's been accused of any number of things, given her A.D.D.-style of skipping from one musical genre to another -- as well as her sly...

  • On Target

    For a profession that's all about telling stories with words, newspaper writing can be an awfully dull business when it comes to reading it. Sure,...

  • Wigged Out

    The B-52's haven't garnered much attention in years. But the fun, frolicking foursome is gearing up for a major splash: After a 13-year absence, the...

  • Mr. Roboto

    The most surprising thing about I, Robot, in which Will Smith uncovers a robotic conspiracy of unprecedented magnitude, is that it isn't half bad. Which...