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MOVIE: ‘Only Yesterday’

★★☆☆☆ Produced by acclaimed animator and manga artist Hayao Miyazaki and Academy Award-nominated director Isao Takahata, “Only Yesterday” was released exclusively in Japan in 1991. Now, 25 years later, the surprise box office success is finally being shown in theaters across North America. Still, despite boasting the bells and whistles[Read More…]

CAROLINE KENNEALLY/THE HOYA
Fourteen paintings by 20th century American abstract artist Ralph Wickiser, including his symbolic depictions of natural scenes and landscapes, are on display in the Spagnuolo Art Gallery in the Edmund A. Walsh Building from Jan. 20 to April 3.

Against the Stream

Step inside the Spagnuolo Art Gallery in the Edmund A. Walsh Building and behold an autumn forest, replete with bare trees, a dark stream lined with boulders and a ground coated with orange leaves almost like water itself. For students native to New York, the scene offers a nostalgic taste[Read More…]

Album: ‘Blackstar’

Album: ‘Blackstar’

★★★★☆ David Bowie’s latest and greatest album, “Blackstar,” is haunting. Released Jan. 8, two days before the passing of the British rock legend, this poignant collection of songs bookends the singer’s life, both a tribute to his classic style and an introduction to a new cosmic musical world. With the[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘Free to Rock’

Movie Review: ‘Free to Rock’

★★★★☆ When I was growing up, bands like Kino, Aquarium and Alisa typically replaced the before-bedtime soundtrack of Raffi or Mozart, the sound of underground Russian rock filling our standard modern house with little else to rival it. This is not the common soundtrack to most people’s lives, but I[Read More…]

by November 15, 2015 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
BLUE SKY STUDIOS

Movie Review: ‘The Peanuts Movie’

★★★★☆ “The Peanuts Movie,” due out November 6, is Charles M. Schultz’s newest film following the story of the characters from our childhood. It’s an absolute must for every Hoya, not just for its nostalgic value, but for its surprisingly mature lessons on love and life. The movie follows Charlie[Read More…]

COURTESY NEIL KRUG 
Taking a break from singing movie theme songs, retro songstress Lana Del Rey returns to the main stage with “Honeymoon.”

Album Review: ‘Honeymoon’

★★★★☆ Amid all the stress of the fall semester and the crush of classes that never seem to let up, Lana Del Rey’s new album, “Honeymoon,” is the perfect vacation from a busy schedule. “Honeymoon” is an escape into nostalgia, to the romance and sense of self that can become[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Album Review: ‘New Glow’

Album Review: ‘New Glow’

★★★☆☆ The April 7 release of Matt & Kim’s new album, “New Glow,” coincided almost perfectly with their performance at Georgetown’s spring concert last weekend. Although the album starts off as a one-level generic collection of similar techno beats and repeated lyrics, the sound evolves as the album progresses into[Read More…]

Chinese Heritage “Pops-up” in Exhibit

Chinese Heritage “Pops-up” in Exhibit

Take a step into Georgetown’s Spagnuolo Gallery in the Edmund A. Walsh Memorial building and you’ll suddenly find yourself transported. The colors become brighter, the shadows become longer and the entirety of the world is condensed into a series of pop-up books. Colette Fu is an artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,[Read More…]

FILE PHOTO: REBECCA GOLDBERG/THE HOYA
Members of the Chimes gather every year in Healy Hall to present their popular a cappella concert, the Cherry Tree Massacre.

A Cappella on the Hilltop

The stoic and hallowed space of Gaston Hall will be filled with music as Georgetown’s a cappella singers gather to share the stage and kick off the 42nd annual Cherry Tree Massacre on Jan. 30. Hosted by the Georgetown Chimes, the Cherry Tree Massacre has become a university tradition, a[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
EPIC RECORDS
Haunting music and striking lyrics compose “My Garden,” the debut album of singer-songwriter Kat Dahlia.

Album Review: ‘My Garden’

★★★★★ Kat Dahlia’s first studio album “My Garden” is a breathtaking mix of colorful and bitter experiences, a sense of almost otherworldly mysticism hardened against the reality of her lyrics. With the amount of creative talent and thematic depth jam-packed into these tracks, this definitely does not feel like the[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide