- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Textile Museum’s Red is hot in this exhibit meant to evoke the color red’s allure down the ages — the oldest pieces in the show are two Peruvian, pre-Columbian, 2,500-year-old textile fragments. A 16th-century Safavid (Iranian) textile fragment tells a Romeo-and-Juliet story woven in delicate red, while the contemporary American-German artist Thomas Cronenberg pictures himself in a bright red sweatshirt in his “Identity Series: Tommy USA.” At the Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, through July 8. Free, with suggested donation of $5. 202/667-0441.

— Joanna Shaw-Eagle

Bridge to Terabithia, which won Katherine Paterson the Newbery Award in 1978, defied movie adaptation for a generation despite a prominent place on reading lists for juveniles and a considerable impact on the tender sentiments of children and parents. The production company Walden Media, in partnership with Walt Disney Pictures, has finally taken on this distinctively fanciful and heartbreaking source material — about a boy and girl (AnnaSophia Robb and Josh Hutcherson) who become neighbors, classmates and best friends in a rural American community. Belated but exceptionally faithful, the movie version was shot on locations in New Zealand. It’s augmented on the fantastic side by special effects from Weta Digital, Peter Jackson’s marvel shop for “The Lord of the Rings” and “King Kong.”

— Gary Arnold

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