Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Monster Hash

    It must have seemed like a good idea to someone, somewhere, in some altered state: Combine Universal's three biggest movie monster properties -- Dracula, Frankenstein...

  • 2004 Helen Hayes Awards

    ''Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I'm Joy Zinoman. '' Oh, but it wasn't. For the second year in a row, Rick Hammerly crashed the 20th...

  • Soundwaves

    A DJ'S NO SPIN ZONE… Dance music makers are a competitive lot, since there are a great number of them, chasing after the same fame...

  • Handsomely Revived

    Aficionados will be intrigued to hear that the Washington National Opera continues this year's season with a production of Giuseppe Verdi's classic La Traviata based...

  • In the Navy

    Photo: National Archivesand Records Administration ''Most of the good stuff is in Greenbelt, '' says Evan Bachner. Of course, he's talking about the collection of...

  • Defanged

    When a movie carries a title like Mean Girls, one has every right to expect a satirical maliciousness to underscore its events. But apart from...

  • Basic Instinct

    They aren't called ''blind '' dates for nothing. The multiple glimpses in every available mirror and window reflection, the clumsy, awkward exchanges, the uncomfortable silences...

  • Soundwaves

    FILL ME UP WITH GAS… Can music make you hungry? Some of it sure can give you gas. Haru, a New York-based Japanese restaurant chain,...

  • Maternal Gratitude

    ''My feeling personally has always been that when dealing with an the black community, they're not going to go for...

  • Future Shock

    America, meet your new cinema sweetheart: Jennifer Garner. With her lush, broad radiant smile, delicately chiseled features, and extremely magnetic personality, Garner seems poised to...

  • ''Porcelain''

    It's hard to believe that Porcelain is Chay Yew's first play. The 1992 London Fringe Award winner for Best Production, Porcelain marks a brave, startling...

  • A Perfect Tenn

    Michael Kahn and Tennessee Williams: what a pair. The two theatre magnates converge in holy matrimony in Five by Tenn, the Shakespeare Theatre production of...

  • Tennessee Pride

    ''I'm getting to do plays about behavior and character, '' says director Michael Kahn of his work on Five by Tenn. ''Five different moods, five...

  • Pulp Friction

    ''There are consequences to breaking the heart of a murdering bastard, '' says Bill (David Carradine) to The Bride (Uma Thurman) during the philosophical calm...

  • All Soaped Up

    As television critics ponder their post-mortems for the 2003-04 season, much attention will be paid to this year's crop of guilty pleasures. Whether it's the...