The moon may be high …

Our friends Anita and Emma are visiting from Mexico City, giving us a perfect excuse to have a great Ethopian meal at Etete and then jump on the Metro to see the Hirshhorn Museum turned into haunting, beautiful “liquid architecture” via artist Doug Aitken’s “Song 1.” Digital projectors toss the work onto the Hirshhorn’s walls […]


This morning’s Wall Street Journal featured an article by Stephen Mitchell detailing the process he went through translating Homer’s Iliad. In addition to offering a fascinating glimpse into the art of translating, Mitchell provides a great tip for all writers: read your work aloud and listen. The music of the spoken word was clear on Thursday […]

Colombia comes to D.C.

Woodworker, a photo by Suffering the Benz on Flickr. We had several more great tastes of D.C. culture this weekend, starting with Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” on Saturday and culminating with an exhibit of Buddhist cave art today. The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of “Merchant” was awesome, setting the play in 1920s New York City’s […]

Imagine a world with no Macbeth

The New York Times recently had a good story on the Folger Library’s “Fame, Fortune & Theft: The Shakespeare First Folio.” In addition to prompting me to add the exhibit to my to-do list, the story made my head spin with the following paragraph: “If it weren’t for the First Folio, there would be no […]