Last Call. Seriously.
Edgar Wright is a sneaky guy. In “The World’s End,” which opens Friday, the British writer-director takes a sci-fi story about killer robots and slips in commentary on t...
Film | The Reelist
With Stars in Their Throats
Last weekend, I saw “Despicable Me 2,” mostly because my son wanted to see it. Also because those minions are funny. Also because I could write about it and expense my tic...
Local | News
By now, you’ve likely heard of MetroPerforms, a program where musicians vie, via “American Idol”-style auditions, to perform outside Metro stations. You may well have se...
Your Renter’s Playbook
You’ve given your landlord notice, scoured Craigslist for available apartments and set aside a full Saturday to search for a new place to live. But is that enough? Before yo...
The Nats’ League of Their Own
When the MLB season ends, a select group of Washington Nationals teammates focus on another league they’re a part of. Since the mid-2000s, the Nationals have participated in...
For the Redskins’ Reed, There’s No Rush
Coming into training camp, Jordan Reed appeared to be the kind of player who might be too talented and versatile for the Redskins’ coaching staff to keep off the field. The ...
Local | News
Group Seeks to Doctor Sick Leave Law
The last thing that diners want to see when enjoying a $35.13 prix-fixe dinner during Restaurant Week — or any other meal — is a waiter sneezing in their food. And that is...
Food & Drink
Don’t Quit Your Wining
New legislation means D.C. restaurants are free to hike their corkage fees above $25. So we found five eateries that will continue to serve wine you provide free of charge. We...
Food & Drink
Irritable Bar Syndrome
Of all the peculiar activities encouraged at Thomas Foolery — the zany new bar and grilled cheese restaurant (2029 P St. NW) where doing the Running Man dressed as Carlton f...
Top Stops: August 22
THURSDAY In his talk “James Bond, All-American Hero,” historian Jonathan Nashel asserts that 007 inspired bravery in Cold War-era Americans. Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW; Thu....
Film | Riffs
That’s All, Folks!
In “The World’s End,” out Friday, a group of friends face the apocalypse, which would be much easier if they weren’t so drunk their faces are numb. If sober, they coul...
How the Nether Half Lives
If “Neverwhere” took place in D.C. instead of London, another world would lurk beneath our national landmarks. Metro trains would be magical affairs with plush velvet armc...
Rock ’n’ Roleplay
Audiences may know comedian Brian Posehn from his role as one of the gay, stoner neighbors on Sarah Silverman’s Comedy Central series, or his stint as the mail guy on NBC si...
Broadcast Muse | Television
Last week, 11.8 million folks saw the Season 4 premiere of “Duck Dynasty” (10 p.m. Wednesdays, A&E), starring the bushy-bearded Robertson men, owners of a duck-call bu...
Tour of Snooty
How was your weekend in Ocean City this summer? Get up to NYC on the Chinatown bus? If only you were a British aristocrat coming of age in the 18th century, you could be wrapp...