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Underground in Dupont, the Cabaret Comes Alive

As I was walking through the Dupont Underground, I felt a sudden tap on my shoulder. I turned around and saw a woman with transparent white cloth wrapped around her clothes — a ghost. Without uttering a syllable, she led me to another ostentatiously dressed figure. The ghost handed me[Read More…]

FARIS BSEISO FOR THE HOYA

The Poetry of a Diaspora

In celebration of what would have been revolutionary Jamaican singer Bob Marley’s 73rd birthday, the Folger Shakespeare Library hosted renowned Jamaican poets Kwame Dawes and Safiya Sinclair for a reading Feb. 5. Although it was originally advertised as a salute to the contributions of reggae artists like Marley, the event[Read More…]

LOUVRE ABU DHABI

The Louvre Abu Dhabi Peers at History Through a Global Lens

After more than a decade of planning and construction, the Louvre Abu Dhabi finally opened its doors to visitors Nov. 11., 2017. The museum serves as another stepping stone in the development of the United Arab Emirate’s cultural hub, Saadiyat Island, which translates to “Island of Happiness.” Although its construction[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’

★★★☆☆ There have been a plethora of adaptations of Charles Dickens’ timeless “A Christmas Carol” over the decades, including “Scrooge,” a 1970 musical film adaptation, and “Christmas Carol: The Movie,” a 2001 animated film featuring the voices of Kate Winslet and Nicolas Cage. Drawing on the biographical work of Les[Read More…]

RAPSODY

Album Review: ‘Laila’s Wisdom’

★★★★☆ The artist Rapsody, otherwise known as “Carolina’s Finest,” has provided casual rap listeners with tantalizing glimpses at her skill over the past few years. Her features on Kendrick Lamar’s legendary 2015 release “To Pimp a Butterfly” and Anderson .Paak’s 2016 “Malibu” have established that she is a rising female[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 0 comments Music, The Guide