If you’ve turned on the TV recently, you may have noticed a slight deviation in Covergirl’s standard “easy, breezy, beautiful” branding. In a recent company commercial, the new SoLashy! mascara is modeled by … a man. Well, a freckle-faced teenager, really—17-year-old James Charles, the company’s first male representative and aptly …Read More »
The fact that Henry Morgenthau III recently published his first book of poetry, A Sunday in Purgatory, would not be particularly noteworthy except for two facts: He comes from the eminent Morgenthau family, and he just celebrated his 100th birthday. Though Morgenthau spent much of his professional life writing—producing documentaries …Read More »
A Confession Hot off the Press One woman details the steamy history of de-wrinkling, and argues that a return to ironing just might save the world.
I’m no Martha Stewart acolyte, praying for domestic perfection, nor do I aspire to be the next Heloise, handing out helpful household hints left and right. There are still unpacked boxes at my house from a move that occurred four-plus months ago; a pan soaks in my sink with the …Read More »
THURSDAY 9 Theater: Undercurrent Festival For their “Theatre For Now”-themed festival, Single Carrot will put on four concurrent plays in three weeks: race-based solo performance “The Bitter Game,” right wing exploration “MOM BABY GOD,” Baltimore tale “Kids on Bikes” and video-game metaphoric “You Are the Hero.” Ticket prices vary, and …Read More »
Weekend Plans: What to Do 3/3-3/5 March into the weekend with a full slate of arts and entertainment.
FRIDAY 3 Art: The Nature of Reality In The Nature of Reality, Sowebo- based wife-and-husband artists Pat Dennis and Robert F.X. Giroux explore the personal and the political with insight and verve. Free. March 2 to April 1, with an opening reception on March 5, at the MAX Gallery. Theater: …Read More »
ROCK N’ SOUL Adhering to a truth-in-advertising credo, The Revivalists concoct a potent brew that resurrects a handful of signature American musical genres: soul, folk, country and rock (Southern and otherwise). But the seven-man New Orleans-based group are neither nostalgists nor imitators; rather, they mold these familiar sounds into a …Read More »
Pregnant Possibility Women and couples struggling with infertility get to experience pregnancy and childbirth, thanks to donated embryos.
When his wife, Pamela, 41, was pregnant, Travis Bishop, 46, liked to have some fun when people congratulated them. “I would say, very deadpan, ‘It’s not mine,’” he says. Pause. “Then, ‘It’s not hers, either.’” This is the way the Bishops of Rockville, who are both in the Navy, …Read More »
Maybe Ann Hirsch’s art should come with an NSFW (not safe for work) warning. I speak from experience—watching her video performance piece “Semiotics of the Camwhore” in my office cubicle made me feel a bit self-conscious. But to Hirsch’s credit, I couldn’t look away from the video’s comedic/brainy bedroom scene, …Read More »
Maryland is not a blue state. And for a budding band of entrepreneurs, that’s a very good thing. No, we’re not talking politics here, but vexillology—the study of flags. We’re one of only four U.S. states whose flags don’t include the color blue. Our jaunty banner with the red, white, …Read More »
Getting it On A handful of new and newish titles helps us navigate our way through today’s evolving sexual landscape.
In sixth grade, I often joined my friend Jenny and her parents at family group therapy. It was fascinating stuff: A group of 20 sat in a circle and shared their feelings. There was anger, resentment, frustration, and often one adult or another voiced her or his concern about their …Read More »