D.C.’s place in popular memory is one of power grabs and political scandal. I often forget, as I imagine others do, that the District is a real city with its... Read more
Shoved into a tiny gallery in the sublevel of the Freer & Sackler Galleries, 24 photographs by photojournalist Ara Güler are on display in an exhibit titled “In Focus: Ara... Read more
Sky Ferreira was almost Edie Sedgwick. Like Edie, Ferreira teased with her work, which never quite made it to the public’s eye, until now. Ferreira has been building an underground cult image—it’s Edie all over again with the drug arrest. Yet the distinction between these two beautiful superstars arises with Night Time, My Time.
Vincent van Gogh’s paintings are sculpture. Using a technique called impasto, his brush strokes are so thickly applied that they create peaks and canyons of paint. These mountains and caverns create an image of a furious flurry of activity in his paintings. Consistent throughout van Gogh’s oeuvre, his technical virtuosity appears improvised.
Elektra Records’ up-and-comer Kitten has found its voice again. The band’s self-released debut EP, Sunday School, showcased a mix of entry-level punk rock and dance rhythms. But, after getting signed, Kitten experimented with a trendy and ethereal alternative sound, à la indie music darling Sky Ferreira. This second EP, Cut It Out, felt like Kitten had suddenly become timid in its synthy 80s sound.