Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Agent Zero

    Pity Rowan Atkinson. As gloriously funny as he is -- and he ranks up there with Sellers, Tati, Chaplin, and all the Pythons -- he...

  • Soundwaves

    PEPSI POP'S POP… Dance pop can get no love. There are the periodic taunts from hyper-macho rock ‘n' rappers, and the frequent lashes from anti-pop...

  • High Five

    Last February, Ann Farmer of Women's Enews reported that, ''Of approximately 2,000 Off-Broadway and regional theater productions scheduled for the 2001-02 season, 16 percent are...

  • Solo Modes

    Gahan Depeche Mode was a British band with a silly French name that held foreign appeal to at least one young ''angstful '' middle American....

  • Whined and Dined

    Like the food at any good restaurant, reality TV has to evolve to keep its viewers coming back for more. And who better to drive...

  • Buccaneer Bust

    Just the mere fact that the subtitle The Curse of the Black Pearl dangles below the title Pirates of the Caribbean like leads one to...

  • Demolition Derby

    There's something really bothering me about Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, something that didn't bother me in the first two installments. Why do the...

  • Summer Froth

    In the soupy heat that defines Washington summer, one can cool off to the vanilla music of David Shire and chocolate lyrics of Richard Maltby,...

  • Soundwaves

    POP LADY COMEBACKS… We're still waiting to hear of an American record label picking up Sonique's sophomore album, released last month in Europe. In the...

  • Sell-A-Thon

    ''Over the season, we acquire a tremendous amount of costumes and hundreds of props, '' says Joy Zinoman, Artistic Director of the Studio Theatre. ''And...

  • Eye Opener

    In television, summer is the season for cable to shine. Because the broadcast networks usually load their schedules with reruns, viewers in search of something...

  • Missing Persons

    If Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later has a point beyond paying homage to the films of George Romero, I'm at a loss as to what...

  • Ways with Words

    A softly lit Carnival mask, dappled in blue-green garden light, adorns the cover of Carolyn Parkhurst's debut novel The Dogs of Babel. Masks -- the...

  • Triple Bard

    Shenandoah Shakespeare puts the art back in theatre with a rep of three equally-mesmerizing productions      Nestled in the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley lies...

  • Diamond Life

    Call it a rainbow flag connection, but feast your eyes on these earthly wonders. The Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History's Splendor of Diamonds brings together...