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Film Takes Viewers Captive

Film Takes Viewers Captive

4/5 stars If you’re looking for a movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat, Prisoners is the perfect choice. The film has all the components needed to create the perfect fall thriller: Dark, cold wood surrounding a suburb; two missing little girls; a lineup of mentally unstable, odd-looking[Read More…]

by September 20, 2013 0 comments The Guide
A Measure of Self

A Measure of Self

Roughly 190 million Americans are either overweight or obese, prompting health professionals to declare a crisis that demands a re-examination of the nation’s relationship with food. But that is only one side of the story. According to the Renfrew Center Foundation for Eating Disorders, nearly 24 million people in the United States[Read More…]

by February 7, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Seeking Statehood

Each license plate on a car registered in the District reads “Taxation Without Representation,” the old Revolutionary War-era saying. But to residents of this city, that sentiment isn’t merely historical — it’s the slogan of a decades-old struggle that’s still ongoing. Many in the District are fighting for D.C. statehood.[Read More…]

by November 9, 2012 0 comments City News, News

Women Back on Their Political Feet

In 1991, Anita Hill became a household name. After President George H.W. Bush nominated Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, Hill accused Thomas of sexually harassing her while they worked together at the U.S. Department of Education and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. When a private report of her allegations leaked[Read More…]

by September 25, 2012 0 comments Opinion
It Doesn’t Get Butter Than This

It Doesn’t Get Butter Than This

3/5 stars $$$$ Blame it on Paula Deen. With her recipes including four sticks of butter and enough cheddar cheese to keep Wisconsin’s economy going, Deen has likely convinced many that Southern food is the culprit in America’s obesity problem. Yet while Southern food may not be the best for[Read More…]

by September 21, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Classical Dishes, Modern Atmosphere

Classical Dishes, Modern Atmosphere

5/5 stars $$ Most power players in Washington are known for their clout on the Hill. José Andrés, however, is not a traditional player. Rather than leaving his mark on the passage of legislation, Andrés makes an impression as one of the area’s most innovative culinary minds. Born and raised in Spain, Andrés trained as a[Read More…]

by September 7, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Exceptional Pizza Served Piping Hot

Exceptional Pizza Served Piping Hot

3/5 stars Despite the dozens of pizza orders it handles a day, Matchbox is not a pizzeria. Rather, the restaurant considers itself a bistro that just so happens to have a brick oven perfect for baking up blistered and crispy pizzas with fresh ingredients. Located not far from Verizon Center[Read More…]

by August 31, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized
Pixar’s Princess Takes on a New Role

Pixar’s Princess Takes on a New Role

4/5 stars First there were Woody and Buzz, followed later by Sully and Mike. Over the years, moviegoers were introduced to Marlin and Nemo, WALL-E and Carl Fredricksen and Russell. Films by Pixar Animation Studios, though brilliant, have traditionally been male-centric. That is, until now. Pixar’s latest feature Brave is a film of many firsts.[Read More…]

by June 21, 2012 0 comments The Guide

To Rome With Neurosis and Charm

3/5 stars It seems director Woody Allen is on an extended European road trip. Beginning with the critically acclaimed drama Match Point, Allen took us to London in 2005. In 2008, audiences left the U.K. for Spain with Vicky Cristina Barcelona.Last year the tour continued as viewers stopped in the[Read More…]

by June 19, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Navigating Farmers Markets

In the final section of Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, the well-known journalist and food intellectual writes about his attempts to create a meal using only ingredients he foraged for, produced or hunted himself. After baking his own bread, hunting down the pigs for the entree and gathering wild mushrooms in the[Read More…]

by May 16, 2012 0 comments The Guide