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Dupont Circle: Knowledge, Art and Diplomacy Meet at the District’s Cultural Crossroads

Dupont Circle: Knowledge, Art and Diplomacy Meet at the District’s Cultural Crossroads

Located at the intersection between Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire avenues is one of the most famous traffic circles in Washington, D.C.: Dupont Circle. The grassy park in the center of the roundabout is adorned with a stunning fountain that honors the area’s namesake, Samuel Francis Dupont, an admiral in[Read More…]

Fans, Industry Debate Response to Artists’ Misconduct

Fans, Industry Debate Response to Artists’ Misconduct

On Oct. 5, 2017, The New York Times published a story describing decades of sexual harassment perpetrated by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. The scandal is considered the spark that led to the viral spread of the #MeToo movement. Originally coined by civil rights activist Tarana Burke in 2006, the movement’s[Read More…]

by October 25, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

Movie Review: ‘Red Sparrow’

★★★☆☆ On paper, “Red Sparrow,” a spy movie based on a book by the same name, written by a former CIA operative seems to have all the ingredients of a blockbuster staple. Unfortunately, the film’s captivating plot is not enough to compensate for its awkward character dynamics and over-the-top political[Read More…]

TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT

Album Review: ‘Black Panther: The Album’

With the hype surrounding the release of Marvel’s 2018 film “Black Panther,” which features a predominantly black cast and is currently the seventh highest-grossing film ever in the United States, the pressure to make an album worthy of a billion-dollar film was tremendous. With a star-studded lineup and a variety[Read More…]

by March 21, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
TBD IMMERSIVE

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…]

IMBD

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