Geoff Edgers


Reporter covering movies, museums, comedy, music and pop culture

Education: Tufts University, BA in English

Geoff Edgers is an American journalist and writer who is the national arts reporter for The Washington Post. He previously worked for the Boston Globe. Edgers is the author of "Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song That Changed American Music Forever." He also hosted the "Edge of Fame," a podcast produced by The Washington Post and WBUR, Boston's NPR station, that profiles figures such as Norm Macdonald, Ava DuVernay, Roseanne Barr and Chevy Chase. In 2010, Edgers produced and starred in the music documentary "Do It Again," about his attempt to reunite the Kinks. His articles have ap
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What happened to Eric Clapton?

For 56 years, the guitar icon remained silent about politics. But when covid struck, the guitarist took a forceful — and controversial — stand.

November 11, 2021

For performers trying to get back onstage, it’s been a struggle to balance covid safety and the show

“You wake up every day, cross your fingers that they’ll open a door, turn on the lights and we’ll have a rock show,” says the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl.

October 9, 2021

How did this teenager’s drawing wind up in a Jasper Johns painting at the Whitney?

Jasper Johns's newest work, “Slice,” raises questions at the Whitney.

September 28, 2021

How to get stuck in a barn with Anthony S. Fauci, Jamie Lee Curtis and Yo-Yo Ma

The Washington Post’s first Instagram Live show, started at the beginning of the pandemic shutdown, comes to an end after 19 months.

September 19, 2021

Norm Macdonald was Tolstoy in sweatpants. Even when he texted you in the middle of the night.

The comedian, who died Tuesday at 61, was meticulous about his work.

September 15, 2021

Q&A with Sarah Silverman: Her underrated acting career and why sometimes it’s just better to say you’re sorry

“I’m not a good enough actor to compartmentalize. It was a lot,” the comedian says of playing an addict in “I Smile Back.”

August 22, 2021

Sean Penn still has more to say

The actor-director talks about his new movie, his passion for activism and the muscle car that Greta Thunberg would hate.

August 19, 2021

Q&A with Sammy Hagar: The magic behind Montrose’s ‘Rock Candy,’ missing Van Halen, and masking up

“I believe in freedom and all that, but then there’s a certain point of freedom where you say, ‘No, I’ve got to sacrifice my freedom.’ ”

August 8, 2021

Q&A with Tariq ‘Black Thought’ Trotter: How a child learns to live on his own, telling his story to a microphone, and 34 years as MC of the Roots

“The Roots, we are America’s band, we are Black America’s band. We occupy one of the most unique spaces in the world of music.”

August 1, 2021

The Anthem is back — and so is Frankie Valli

The 87-year-old “Jersey Boy” talks about why he keeps singing. And why getting played by Nick Jonas is a good thing.

July 29, 2021