James Holmes

James Holmes

At a Glance:

James Holmes has been a Project Contributor since February 2012, has written 304 entries and currently lives in Washington DC.


James Holmes is a writer and visual artist based in Washington, DC. He originally hails from the small town of Kennett, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri, Columbia graduating in the spring of 2007 with a BA in English and Creative Writing.

After graduation he moved to DC and has spent the majority of his time working for district government and painting independently.

At night you can find him making food for the talent and the public at the 9:30 Club. If you find yourself there, enjoy the music, order some food and say hello. He'll be the one in the fedora.

James Holmes: Recently Filed


Sing-Off: 'Across the Universe'

Filed by James Holmes | March 02, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

One of my most favorite Beatles' classics is "Across the Universe." Whenever I hear it (depending on the artist who is singing it) I still tear up. Not out of sadness - just moved by its beauty. Read More


Bowie's 'The Next Day' Now Streaming for Free

Filed by James Holmes | March 01, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

What a great surprise to open my computer to discover a present from David Bowie. His entire new album - his first in ten years - is now streaming for free in the iTunes Store. Read More


Kids Recreate Oscar Best Picture Nominees

Filed by James Holmes | February 24, 2013 | 5:00 PM | comments

Oh shit! The Oscars are tonight and all I've seen is Lincoln. How can I complete my ballot now?Read More


Sing-Off: 'What a Wonderful World'

Filed by James Holmes | February 23, 2013 | 6:00 PM | comments

This week's sing-off is dedicated to the memory of activist and friend Dan Massey (1942-2013).Read More


Lance Bass & Susan Boyle Want You to Eat Miracle Whip

Filed by James Holmes | February 20, 2013 | 4:30 PM | comments

There is something special about a group of stars encouraging me with song to "Open My Mouth," for a white, tangy, slimy spread. I'm not sure if I should giggle, gag, or spit. Read More