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I just moved into a house in Columbia Heights. I only knew one of my three new housemates well going in, so I decided I would break the ice a little bit by playing a practical joke. Enjoy the email exchange below. From: Devin Markell To: Will Benning, Joseph Price Date: Sep 20, 2006 12:34 […]

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I spent the past three days watching around 12 hours of theatre at the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival. I will write up some reviews tomorrow, but in the meanwhile I’m going to… relax for a while, play some video games and chew the fat with the new housemates. So much theatre in so little time […]

It’s a T-shirt that changes it’s color and text before depending on your mood and situation. When the Mets win, it’s blue and says “Let’s Go Mets” in curly orange script. When the Mets lose, it says anything else. At DC9, the shirt is black and boasts something ironic like “Villain of the Year” in […]

I’ve been enjoying Jane Espenson’s blog since discovering it about two weeks ago. Jane in Progress offers tips on how to write spec scripts and also dives into the finer points of writing comedy. Today’s post explores the relationship of comedy and transparency. This is very possibly good advice for life in general, but what […]

Ze Frank has some of the best criticism I’ve read on yesterday’s spoiled terrorist plot. Here’s his podcast. Here’s an excerpt: Now, the way I see it, you can’t have terrorism without terror. The strategy of terrorism is to use isolated acts of violence to instill fear and confusion into the population at large. A […]

DC’s inaugural Fringe Festival closed Sunday. It was a good ten days. I was lucky enough to see seven shows, participate in some workshops, and catch some of the street performances. I have some capsule commentary on the shows I saw below. A professor of mine once said that good and great art is more […]

The first edition of Rocketboom without Amanda Congdon debuted today. Let’s be clear on something: watching Rocketboom for news is like reading Playboy for the articles. Presentation, not content, defined Rocketboom 1.0. I don’t mean to suggest that the sum of the videoblog was Congdon’s physical attractiveness though the comments section of blogs covering Amanda’s […]