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SUMMER READING: ‘Trying to Float’

SUMMER READING: ‘Trying to Float’

For those looking to enjoy a lighthearted yet well-crafted summer read, 18-year-old author Nicolaia Rips’ debut book, “Trying to Float: Coming of Age in the Chelsea Hotel,” is a great pick. Rips’ brilliant memoir recounts her childhood spent in an eccentric neighborhood, presenting an authentic perspective on adolescence with a[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘The Commune’

★★★☆☆ Danish Director Thomas Vinterberg’s 2016 film “The Commune,” based loosely on his childhood growing up in a Copenhagen living experiment, takes a fascinating look at the complex tangle of love and loss that occurs when many people live under one roof. The film, which originally premiered at the 2016[Read More…]

by June 15, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
Celebrating the Kennedy Center’s Centennial

Celebrating the Kennedy Center’s Centennial

As part of a yearlong celebration commemorating former President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosted a cross-cultural open house on Saturday, May 27. The 10-hour event featured over 30 performances, highlighting a diverse selection of artistic forms, from ballet to skateboard performance art,[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 0 comments The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Snatched’

Movie Review: ‘Snatched’

★★☆☆☆ As the product of screenwriter Katie Dippold, best known for comedies like “The Heat” and “Parks and Recreation,” and director Jonathan Levine of the Golden Globe-nominated “50/50,” “Snatched” was positioned to achieve critical and commercial success on its opening weekend. Promoted as a must-see for Mother’s Day, “Snatched” stars[Read More…]

by June 4, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top
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Restaurant Review: Alfie’s

3714 Macomb St. NW | Cuisine: Asian | $ | ★★★★★ A self-described “Traveler’s Bar” serving an ever-changing variety of Thai-inspired grub, Alfie’s is an overlooked gem in the D.C. food scene. Located in Park View, the locally uthwurced restaurant conceals delectable dishes and a charming atmosphere behind a nondescript brick[Read More…]

by February 17, 2017 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Restaurant Review: Tredici Enoteca

2033 M St. NW | Cuisine: Mediterranean |  $$ | ★★★★☆ Within walking distance of Dupont Circle and seamlessly integrated into the lobby of the St. Gregory Hotel, Tredici Enoteca offers tasty but healthy Mediterranean fare at a surprisingly affordable price. Owned and operated by the Zavino Hospitality Group, the restaurant[Read More…]

Graffiti in the District Under Siege

Graffiti in the District Under Siege

Dripping from bridges, scrawled across alleyway walls and tagged on garbage cans along busy streets, graffiti brings color and gives voice to unheard perspectives in many parts of Washington, D.C. Often going unacknowledged or unaccepted as a valid form of art, graffiti has long maintained a strong presence in the[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments The Guide

Sanford Ungar

Although his Old North office looks toward Dahlgren Quad, professor Sanford Ungar, whose career has been dedicated to the exploration and education of international affairs, keeps his eyes set on global issues. Surrounded by books, his work is interrupted only by the chiming of the chapel bells. “I don’t need[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 0 comments The Guide