Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Mixed Blessings

    Oftentimes it's resilience more than consistency that distinguishes someone as a true diva. Riding the waves of changing music impulses has long dogged Aretha Franklin's...

  • Rock Hard

    Jack Black What happens when a mainstream movie is infused with an independent sensibility? School of Rock, that's what. The feel-good surprise of the year,...

  • Club Flub

    Culkin and Green Party Monster, which opens this weekend at Visions, is an oddly captivating yet not entirely successful journey into the creatively eccentric, drug-infused...

  • Growing Pains

    In the liner notes to Erykah Badu's ambitious if perplexing EP Underground Worldwide, she writes that several tunes were inspired by her ''Frustrated Artist Tour...

  • Diva Fatigue

    When any half-pint pop singer can call herself a diva in song, something is woefully wrong. Becky Baeling sings -- no, shouts -- ''I'm a...

  • Half-Baked Beach

    It is that end of summer time, that back to school time, that Congressional recess is over time, that time for something light to read....

  • Up a Creek

    About the best thing that can be said for Cold Creek Manor is that it isn't completely dull. You'd think it would be, given how...

  • All Good

    Something had to come along. Something charming, funny, even addictive. We just never thought it would come from ABC. Sure enough, the network's new sitcom,...

  • Powerless Flower

    You've got to at least admire Ken Ludwig for doggedly attempting to revitalize the classic farce genre. His early efforts, Lend Me A Tenor and...

  • Missing the Boat

    Maybe it's just me. Maybe I've come to expect too much from a Tom Stoppard play by way of cerebral titillation and a love affair...

  • Eyes on the Prize

    That giant sucking sound you'll be hearing this Sunday night will be the TV industry planting a big fat French kiss on HBO. And that...

  • Three's Company

    From the moment that a bouncing young man knocks on the front door of a rural Canadian farmhouse and steps into the lives of two...

  • Soundwaves

    CREATING A NEW BUZZ… DC nightlife watchers were abuzz last week over the return of Buzz to Nation after a yearlong exile in Baltimore. Buzzlife...

  • Tactile Impressions

    ''He might be the best-known artist no one knows, '' David C. Levy, Director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, says of J. Seward Johnson,...

  • Mucho Mexico

    ''Are you a Mexi-CAN or a Mexi-CAN'T? '' a blue-spectacled, quirky fellow named Sands (Johnny Depp) asks a hired henchman near the start of Once...