Arquivo para 29 de outubro de 2013

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What Happened to the Costume Party?


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My readers are rather good at calling me out on being consistent.

Late last evening I mentioned on social media that perhaps it was time for me to hang up the Superman suit/persona which I joke around with online.  Let’s face it, whether it’s golden era George Reeves, or modern Christopher Reeve, or post-modern Henry Cavill, the outfit is pretty silly-looking, whoever wears it.  However the subsequent outpouring of both public and private negative reaction to the idea of my not using this foil for your attentions caught me somewhat off-guard.

A subscriber to this blog who shall remain nameless pointed out that only recently they had enjoyed a piece about suiting up which I wrote back in September.  Truthfully I had forgotten about it entirely, as unfortunately often happens after I write a post.  Perhaps I needed to be reminded of what I had written, because a man’s…

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NaNoWriMo 2013: Want to Write a Novel?


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It’s just a few days until November, and you know what that means: National Novel Writing Month, better known ‘round these parts as NaNoWriMo, is near.

Have you always wanted to write a novel?

We know some of you have been waiting all year for this month! For those of you who are new to this project, here’s the gist:

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New Life for the Old Georgetown Theater


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When I first moved to Washington as a Georgetown undergraduate many years ago, I would wince as I walked past the old Georgetown Theater on Wisconsin Avenue, with its iconic but crumbling neon sign spelling out “Georgetown” on the facade.  I never knew the building in its original incarnation as a movie theater, since it had long been sold and gutted on the inside, having been turned into a jewelry store where signs in the front window prominently announced that one could buy lengths of gold and silver chain by the foot.  Back then there were still a number of other small cinemas in the neighborhood, which more recent transplants to the city would not be familiar with, but eventually they all faded away, replaced with the rather grand multiplex Georgetown AMC-Loews Theater down on K Street at the waterfront.

Now it has been announced that architect and longtime Georgetown…

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