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Georgetown Author R.F. Kuang Speaks on Upcoming Novel ‘The Poppy War’

HarperCollins is set to publish Georgetown senior Rebecca Kuang’s (SFS ’18) speculative historical fiction novel “The Poppy War” in May 2018, followed by two sequels. Set in a mythical land inspired by 20th century China, the book follows a young orphan’s entry into an elite military school and her discovery[Read More…]

Concert Review: Dessa at the Black Cat

Concert Review: Dessa at the Black Cat

No two  songs by rapper singer Margret Wander, better known by her stage name, Dessa sound the same — and her sold-out show at the Black Cat on Nov. 10 proved just that. Her vocal skills and range of musical talents were on full display, and her rapport with the[Read More…]

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GU’s Theater and Performance Studies Program Presents ‘Caesar’

“How many ages hence / shall this our lofty scene be acted over / in states unborn and accents yet unknown!” Cassius asks as he and his co-conspirators wash their hands in Caesar’s blood. The line is one of Shakespeare’s most prescient — spoken by a character in ancient Rome,[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Blade of the Immortal’

★★★★☆ Japanese director Takashi Miike’s “Blade of the Immortal” begins in the style of a classic samurai film. The film opens with a massive battle scene that introduces a samurai, played by Takuya Kimura, called Manji. Enraged by the death of his sister, he slays hundreds in a stunning fight[Read More…]

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Rory Kennedy on Filmmaking, Being a Woman in the Film Industry

Best known for making documentaries about important social issues, like “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib” in 2007 and “Last Days in Vietnam” in 2014, director Rory Kennedy has moved in a new direction with her latest film, “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton.” The documentary, released Sept. 29, examines[Read More…]

Nomadic Theatre Presents ‘Exit, Pursued by a Bear’

Nomadic Theatre Presents ‘Exit, Pursued by a Bear’

Nomadic Theatre’s first show of the season, Lauren Gunderson’s “Exit, Pursued by a Bear,” brings the theater troupe back to its core principles of being “technically ambitious and socially engaged.” Last year, Gunderson was the most-produced playwright in the United States after William Shakespeare, and the production’s directing staff —[Read More…]

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‘Stones in His Pockets’ at the Keegan Theatre

  The set consists of only eight objects: on the left and right sides of the stage, two black production cases, and in the center, two movie-set black folding chairs, stamped with “EXTRAS” in white letters. To the far right sits a movie camera. Behind it all stands a projection[Read More…]

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Exploring Avant-Garde Art at the Hirshhorn

With its recent acquisition of 11 Japanese avant-garde photographic works last month, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden hopes to incorporate “an unprecedented critical history of the postwar Japanese avant-garde” to its collection, according to a Hirshhorn press release. The Hirshhorn has been expanding its collection by acquiring pieces from[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
Hunnam and Hounsou Discuss ‘King Arthur,’ Acting

Hunnam and Hounsou Discuss ‘King Arthur,’ Acting

Charlie Hunnam, star of “Pacific Rim” and “Sons of Anarchy,” and Golden Globe-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou, of “Gladiator” and “Blood Diamond,” are no strangers to Hollywood action films. Most recently, Hunnam and Hounsou played the roles of Arthur and Bedivere, respectively, in the fantasy-adventure film “King Arthur: Legend of the[Read More…]

by May 20, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top
Theater Review: ‘Fun Home’

Theater Review: ‘Fun Home’

Directed by Sam Gold and based on Alison Bechdel’s award-winning autobiographical graphic novel, Tony Award-winning musical “Fun Home” made its Washington, D.C. premiere April 18 at the National Theatre. The musical delivers a striking study of human relationships, particularly those between father and daughter, as its protagonist Alison, played by[Read More…]