10.28.2009

1944 napkin

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10.09.2009

HBO's The Cube comes to dc

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HBO's Cube

The Office of Motion Picture and Television Development and HBO are bringing ‘The Cube’ to the District this weekend. ‘The Cube,’ a 16 foot x 16 foot, four-sided video display, is a unique, new storytelling device that offers four different perspectives on the same scene simultaneously.

‘The Cube’ features two films, each two minutes and each played twice successively, on a rotating basis. In telling the same story from four distinct points of view, each side of the cube stands alone as an engaging film, and as one piece of a larger puzzle. As viewers move around the cube, they watch the story unfold from different perspectives, forming different perceptions, and often misperceptions, of the characters and plot. Only by watching the story unfold from multiple sides of the cube can one begin to see the bigger picture.

'The Cube' will be installed Thursday, October 8, at the plaza on the corner of Columbia Road, NW and Adams Mill Road, NW in Adams Morgan, and will operate Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 8 pm to 2 am.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact The Office of Motion Picture and Television Development at (202) 727-6608 or visit HBOimagine.com.


sidenote: 2 posts that are actually about DC! wow! and in a row like this, amazing

10.08.2009

moment of silence for Ben Ali

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Ben Ali, founder of Ben's Chili Bowl in DC, dies

WASHINGTON — Ben Ali, the founder of Washington's famous Ben's Chili Bowl restaurant, has died. He was 82.

Restaurant manager Maurice Harcum says Ali died of natural causes Wednesday night at his home.

The restaurant was founded in 1958 on U Street, then known as "Black Broadway" for drawing performers including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole.

10.07.2009

Flag of the Benin Empire

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That's the flag of the Benin Empire, a pre-colonial African state situated in modern Nigeria that lasted from 1440 until 1897.