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Author Archives: Pat Padua

Pat Padua is a writer, photographer, native Washingtonian, and Oxford comma defender. The Washington Post called him "a talented, if quirky, photographer." Pat has also contributed to the All Music Guide, Cinescene, and DCist, where he is currently senior film critic.

TV Review: River Monsters – “Legend of Loch Ness” and “Vampire of the Deep”

Jeremy Wade

River Monsters is a step above attention-grabbing programs like Mermaids: The New Evidence. Jeremy Wade is one extreme fisherman who backs up showmanship with science. Read More »

Music DVD Review: A Band Called Death

This documentary about a forgotten black protopunk band is a moving film about family ties. Read More »

Book Review: A Crackup at the Race Riots by Harmony Korine

This fragmented novel comes across like the self-indulgent notes of a spoiled wunderkind who thinks that every one of his utterances is worth preserving. Read More »

Book Review: Killer Stuff and Tons of Money by Maureen Stanton

Fans of Antiques Roadshow and Dirty Money will eat this stuff up. Read More »

DVD Review: Merce Cunningham Dance Company Park Avenue Armory Event

A vivid cinematic document of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's final performances. Read More »

Photobook/App Review: The Afronauts by Cristina De Middel

A rare photobook inspired by the Zambian space program is converted to a delightful app. Read More »

DVD Review: Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes

Slightly better production values than most Bigfoot movies does not equal a good Bigfoot movie. Read More »

DVD Review: Pina – Criterion Collection

Even in two dimensions, Wim Wenders' film is a sumptuously photographed look at a beautiful body of work. Read More »

Music Review: George Jones – The Complete United Artists Solo Singles

It's an inconsistent collection, but one with enough classic tracks to make it essential for any country music fan. Read More »

TV Review: DC Cupcakes: County Fair

If only Werner Herzog would train his eye on Georgetown Cupcakes and frame the sisters’ fondant-frosted business as a losing battle against nature and true Americana. Read More »