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20TH CENTURY FOX

Movie Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’

★★★★☆ Comical, corny and chaotic, the second installment of the “Kingsman” franchise, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” uses the momentum from the first film to deliver a high-octane and extremely entertaining visual experience. Director Matthew Vaughn’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” was a surprise hit with audiences following its release in 2015.[Read More…]

by September 25, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

Storied Statues Reveal Georgetown’s History

  Walking across Georgetown’s campus, it is easy to notice subtle relics of the university’s rich history — statues and memorials are woven between modern buildings and dormitories, occupying an important space in daily student life. Though dozens of other bronze- and stone-cast figures decorate the Hilltop, few Georgetown students know[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 3 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
ROSTAM

Album: ‘Half-Light’

★★★★☆ The sound of “Half-Light” is best described by its cover. The colors are bright and warm, evoking sensitivity and emotion, while the image itself is pixelated, belying a digital, distorted element. The Persian characters suggest foreign musical influences. Yet, each part comes together around the friendly figure in the[Read More…]

ED SHEERAN

Ed Sheeran at Capital One Arena

  Mere seconds after stepping on stage at Capital One Arena on Tuesday, British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran brought his largely teenage audience to its feet with the upbeat radio track “Castle on the Hill.” Using just a guitar — one of several to be played throughout the night — and[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 1 comment Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
GARZILLO: The Music on My Playlist

GARZILLO: The Music on My Playlist

1. “On My Mind” – Jorja Smith & Preditah Preditah is a Birmingham, England-based producer best known for his work with hard-hitting grime heavyweights like Skepta and Wiley. He takes a different approach on the U.K. garage-inspired “On My Mind,” his recently released collaboration with singer Jorja Smith. Over a[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
JUICY J

Album: ‘Highly Intoxicated’

★★★☆☆ Juicy J dropped his new mixtape “Highly Intoxicated” on Monday as an exclusive release on DatPiff, a free online mixtape distribution platform that specializes in hip-hop and rap music. With a name like “Highly Intoxicated,” Juicy J’s new mixtape carries a certain set of expectations. Sticking true to his[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
COMEDY CENTRAL

Comedy Central’s Joe DeRosa on Celebrity, Stage Presence and George Carlin

Stand-up comedian and podcast host Joe DeRosa does not shy away from hot-button topics. Often billed as an “angry comic,” the comedy star tackles topics like anxiety and politics with a sharp sense of humor. DeRosa has a wide breadth of experience, with past specials on Comedy Central, appearances on[Read More…]

by September 21, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
TESTING TRUISMS: Nice People Finish Last

TESTING TRUISMS: Nice People Finish Last

Landing an internship, earning that A or securing a spot in a competitive academic program undoubtedly requires hard work and ambition. But, in some cases, it also entails outdoing your classmates. Your A in accounting may lower the GPA of the student sitting next to you. Given that only 30[Read More…]

by September 19, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
ALEXANDRA BRUNJES/THE HOYA

Concert Review: MHD

At just 22 years old, French rapper Mohamed Sylla, better known by his stage name, MHD, is already making his mark on the international music scene. The rising star performed at U Street Music Hall this past Friday to a venue packed with eager fans. MHD, whose stage name is[Read More…]

CBS FILMS

Movie Review: ‘American Assassin’

★★★☆☆ American Assassin is an origin story, and it starts as such at the very beginning. Like many beginnings, it sets a happy scene: Mitch Rapp, played by Dylan O’Brien, romps on the beaches of Ibiza, Spain with his girlfriend — and soon after, fiancee — Katrina, played by Charlotte[Read More…]

by September 18, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide