The Weekend That Wasn’t

This weekend, I didn’t go to the Washington Romance Writers all-day Saturday meeting (which was held two blocks from my home.)  And I didn’t go to the Ross King lecture on Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, down at the National Gallery.  And I didn’t take in the Durer exhibit, which closed yesterday.  And I didn’t see any of the handful of movies-in-theater that I have on my “that looks interesting...

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Great American Pastime

We had a pretty quiet weekend around here — at least, not much to write about.  In a word, our weekend was:  Baseball. On Thursday afternoon, we went to see the Nationals beat the Tigers.  (This was a makeup game, after the original got rained out on Tuesday.)  The game was exciting — it all came down to the very last out, with Prince Fielder at the plate.  After, we went to Five Guys for dinner, where I indulged in a burger and...

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Black and White and Dead All Over

Last weekend, we headed down to the Newseum for a new documentary, BLACK AND WHITE AND DEAD ALL OVER. Having attended Silverdocs (a film festival that exclusively shows documentaries) last year, and having watched dozens of them on our own, outside of the festival, we have become something of documentary snobs.  We talk a lot about whether the subject is worth the investment of time, whether the story is told in interesting ways, whether new...

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Usual Weekend Rush

Well, it was the usual weekend rush around here – aided and abetted by the fact that we enjoyed a four-day weekend.  Activities included: DIRT, a play at Studio Theatre.  The various reviews we’d seen made this sound as if it was going to be an impenetrable tangle of philosophical meandering, but it turned out to be an often-funny, bittersweet mystery about the death of a woman (and its effect on friends and family.)  This show had...

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Silverdocs Wrapup

We’re back home from Silverdocs now, having spent a few days in a hotel closer to the venue.  (It was a total extravagance, but it was lovely to have a room to go back to, for those times when there were two or three hours between films…)  The kitties seem to have forgiven us for our absence (if they even noticed – a neighbor came in to feed them while we were gone), and all else is fine at home. So, here are the last movies...

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