Maryland native Matthew Hemerlein sharpens his Lo-Fang in Los Angeles

In August 2012, Matthew Hemerlein drove from Washington to Los Angeles to become a rock star. A year and a half later, he returned home to play a sold-out show at the massive Echostage under his new moniker, Lo-Fang, with

Comedian Hari Kondabolu on political humor, Matthew McConaughey and his new album ‘Waiting for 2042′

Though comedian Hari Kondabolu is known to talk politics, don’t expect him to get too wonky when he performs in D.C. next week. “I’m political in the sense that I talk about issues,” the Queens, N.Y., native says. A former

Artisphere’s ‘Fermata’ will challenge your preconcieved notions of art and music

Last month, the curators of “Fermata” sent John Henry Blatter on a hunt for home-stereo speakers. The Richmond-based artist visited nearly every Virginia thrift store from Norfolk to Charlottesville and cleaned them out. You can visit 100 of his be...

Animal Collective’s Dave Portner clears his head with horror movies and a new band, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks

Dave Portner, better known to Animal Collective fans by his pseudonym, Avey Tare, loves a good scare. The Baltimore-bred musician has spent much of his career melding psychedelic textures with shades of off-kilter ’80s horror film soundtracks, crafti...

‘The Other Woman’ is about romantic vengeance, just like these other films

In “The Other Woman,” out Friday, three women team up to take revenge on the man cheating on all of them, because breaking up with him like actual adults would be a really boring movie. And nothing spices up a

Who is Frankie Cosmos? It’s complicated.

Curious listeners hoping to dive into the indie pop of singer-songwriter Frankie Cosmos, Greta Kline’s musical alter ego, face a steep learning curve. The 20-year-old’s massive output consists of more than 40 collections of songs available for down...

Hamad Alsuwat allegedly assaults girl with autism, had affair with girl’s mother

(WJLA) - In a quiet suburban neighborhood outside Fredericksburg, Virginia, police say some strange secrets were kept in a house just down this street – secrets involving a Saudi exchange student who attended nearby Mary Washington University and...

Symbolism reveals inner beauty in ‘Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone’

In the Western world, airbrushed photos of Miranda Kerr dictate what beauty is. In West Africa, the Mende people use intricately carved wooden masks to communicate female aesthetic ideals. Ten of these so-called Sande masks are on view at the

Now you can watch a show called ‘Llama Cop.’ Thanks, Starz!

This month, Starz Digital Media launched a six-episode YouTube series called “Llama Cop.” As you might guess from the name, this is a show about a llama who is a cop. A rookie cop partnered with a human cop. The

Bershan Shaw joined us on set

It features the incredible story of a two-time breast cancer survivor, Bershan Shaw. She was here today to talk about here experience.