I've never heard of a "diaper bank" before. Perhaps some "collectivism" is inherent in some of the exhibits.
Monday, September 17, 2012
H Street Festival in DC Saturday offers multiple hip-hop stages
Saturday afternoon, I stumbled into the H Street Fetival in NE Washington DC, on the way to the close-out of DC Shorts at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. I hadn't known about the festival until I arrived.
I encountered a number of pavilions where music was being performed – specifically, hip-hop – I guess – not in my element. The repetitiousness of it (and lack of variety of development) kind of leaves me behind. I didn’t even hear anything like the lilt of Lady Gaga.
Visually, the festival was a spectacle, much of it taking place along streetcar tracks intended for the “pink line”. The X2 bus line, although slowed down by people getting on, is almost like a “light rail” line on its own.
Wikipedia has some interesting characterizations of hip-hop, referring, for example, to its apathy toward "intellectualism", link here.