“These increasingly violent micro-cycles of hype and backlash are bad for young artists and exhausting for the rest of us.”
— Chris Richards on the whole Lana Del Rey thing. The new album: “irritatingly comatose love songs, but at least we finally have something to talk about.”
“Steve Jones was noticeably lacking the carefully tended 26-hour facial growth that is the standard for American reality-show hosts — a clear sign the situation was dire.”
— Lisa de Moraes on the X-Factor ousters.
“Baltimore, in particular, is eating the District’s popcorn.”
— Steve Hendrix on why so many Washington movies are filmed not in Washington but in Maryland — because the patchwork of federal/local governance makes it hard for filmmakers to get the money shot.
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