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Movie Review: ‘Home Again’

Alexandra Brunjes is a Hoya Staff Writer. ★★★☆☆ Despite its compelling premise and star-studded cast, director Hallie Meyers-Shyer’s upcoming “Home Again” is underdeveloped and likely to leave audiences frustrated. The first film Meyers-Shyer has written, “Home Again,” stars Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen and Candice Bergen. Meyers-Shyer worked alongside her mother,[Read More…]

SUMMER READING: Sloane Crosley’s Essay Collections

SUMMER READING: Sloane Crosley’s Essay Collections

A perfect set of books to cap off the summer, publicist-turned-author Sloane Crosley’s two collections of autobiographical essays, “I Was Told There’d Be Cake” and “How Did You Get This Number,” are relatable, hilarious and charmingly witty. A well-executed foray into the world of creative nonfiction, Crosley’s work recounts her[Read More…]

by September 2, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
SUMMER READING: ‘The Circle’

SUMMER READING: ‘The Circle’

A dystopian novel about a future that seems frighteningly within reach, Dave Eggers’s “The Circle” focuses on the pervasiveness of modern technology and its potential to overtake the fundamental ways in which our society functions. Although the novel is at times too verbose, its core premise is fascinating; Eggers’s thought-provoking[Read More…]

SUMMER READING: ‘Between the World and Me’

SUMMER READING: ‘Between the World and Me’

Striking a powerful balance between conversational and cautionary, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ autobiographical book “Between the World and Me” explores the experience of being black in America, meditating on the constant frustration and fear that accompanies living in a country that consistently demonstrates a lack of racial equality. The book, a New[Read More…]

SUMMER READING: ‘Sarah’s Key’

SUMMER READING: ‘Sarah’s Key’

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Vél D’Hiv, the heartbreaking mass roundup and arrest of Jewish citizens in France as part of the Holocaust. On Nazi orders carried out by French soldiers, French Jews were forced from their homes and brought to and confined in a velodrome designed for use in[Read More…]

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…]

ZENTROPA ENTERTAINMENTS

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