Comedy | Stage
Good Comedy Citizens
Since its start as an improv comedy troupe in the ’90s, the Upright Citizens Brigade has grown into an institution with theaters on both coasts and a comedy school renowned ...
Music | Riffs
Bear Xxing Ahead
In May 2011, a tweet from Brooklyn indie-rockers Grizzly Bear read, “I particularly like Jamie xx’s remix of ‘Rolling in the Deep’ — almost obsessively.” That refe...
Broadcast Muse | Television
In “Princesses Long Island” (Bravo, Sun., 9 p.m.), a gaggle of Jewish gals, above, embrace the offensive stereotype of the spoiled, materialistic and obnoxious “Jewish A...
Film | Riffs
The Greatest Capes
“Man of Steel,” out Friday, looks pretty good, thanks to Henry Cavill, who’s pretty and looks good in Spandex. Know what else looks good? Capes. Here are some characters...
Comedy | Inside Jokes
The more I think about it, the more I can’t believe “This Is the End” actually exists. This is a movie where the world ends, and we get to see how Seth Rogen, James Fran...
Redskins’ Tight End Position Battle
As the Redskins began their three-day minicamp Tuesday, it was apparent the tight end battle will be highly competitive this summer. The team has plenty of options in the post...
The Despair of the New Dad
Parenthood is always a shock to the system. “Frank,” a 48-year-old Adams Morgan resident, got hit even harder. He and his wife decided that he would leave his job to be a ...
Baggage Check | Fit
The Mom-Body Connection
My mother constantly talks about her weight and appearance in front of my young daughters. She cannot turn down a dessert without explaining long-windedly what it would do to ...
A Little Friendly Advice
Want a physique as awesome as Jennifer Aniston’s? You might not be able to see it in the mirror yet, but you already have one, says Mandy Ingber. And she’d know. The celeb...
Music | Sound Bets
Lou Barlow always worried me. He and legendary ’90s indie rockers Sebadoh put out an amazing, weird record nearly every year between 1989’s “The Freed Man” and 1996’...
Law & Academia
In criminal justice doctoral programs, the students become one of two separate yet equally important types of professionals: the academics, who want to teach; and the pure res...
On the Job, Training
Name: Raphaele Lataillade, 42 Salary: $85,000 Position: Occupational therapist What She Does: All of the simple tasks most people do every day — writing their name, getting ...
Ask the Advocate
Q: Is it fair for my management company to raise rent by more than 10 percent each year? Is there a limit to how much or how often the landlords can just raise it like that? A...
Living in A Small World
It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you want to live in a great location, you better be ready to pay a boatload in rent. Or is it? Renters in the D.C. area who want...
Etc. | Local
What makes this year’s Capital Pride parade (tagline: “Unleash the Superhero in You”) so super? Lynda Carter, best known for her role on the ’70s TV series “Wonder W...