The Guide

A.V. ID: Sirens of the Summer

A.V. ID: Sirens of the Summer

June 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

With summer upon us, there has been lots of talk about what the song of the summer will be — inevitably, some catchy pop song that will soon get overplayed and start grating at my ears. So instead, I am turning my focus to the artists who are truly puttingRead More

FRAME OF REFERENCE: Developing a Stronger Arts Curriculum

FRAME OF REFERENCE: Developing a Stronger Arts Curriculum

June 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Prior to the 19th century, to study the arts was akin to acquiring a vocation. The novice trained with a master and, over years, evolved from apprentice to journeyman to master in his or her own right. This vocational practice, known as the atelier system, plunged beginners into the practiceRead More

Movie Review: ‘Baby Driver’

Movie Review: ‘Baby Driver’

June 23, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

★★☆☆☆ With a star-studded cast, featuring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx, and the direction of Edgar Wright, the mastermind behind critically acclaimed comedies like “Shaun of the Dead,” “Baby Driver” has all the tools necessary for an incredible heist movie. With an electrifying soundtrack and flawlessly choreographed actionRead More

ZENTROPA ENTERTAINMENTS

Movie Review: ‘The Commune’

June 15, 2017 at 10:00 am 0 comments

★★★☆☆ Danish Director Thomas Vinterberg’s 2016 film “The Commune,” based loosely on his childhood growing up in a Copenhagen living experiment, takes a fascinating look at the complex tangle of love and loss that occurs when many people live under one roof. The film, which originally premiered at the 2016Read More

KUNG FU TEA

Kung Fu Tea Comes to Georgetown

June 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

The New York-based bubble tea sensation Kung Fu Tea will open its first location in Washington, D.C., this Monday on Wisconsin Avenue. With nearby locations in Rockville and Silver Spring, Md., and McLean, Va., the franchise is strengthening its presence in the D.C. area and across the country. The companyRead More

Movie Review: ‘Wonder Woman’

Movie Review: ‘Wonder Woman’

June 14, 2017 at 5:00 am 0 comments

★★★★☆ In the early 1940s, the American comic book scene was largely dominated by superheroes like Batman and Superman — men who possessed incredible gadgets and supernatural gifts. Despite the widespread popularity of these types of characters, a select number of authors recognized the need for a new kind ofRead More

Television Review: ‘Master of None’

Television Review: ‘Master of None’

June 7, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

★★★★★ From its opening title sequence to its closing shot, Netflix comedy “Master of None” delivers a strong, nuanced and poignant second season that not only builds upon but exceeds what made the first so successful. Despite an occasional misstep or two, creators Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang deliver aRead More

Celebrating the Kennedy Center’s Centennial

Celebrating the Kennedy Center’s Centennial

June 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As part of a yearlong celebration commemorating former President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosted a cross-cultural open house on Saturday, May 27. The 10-hour event featured over 30 performances, highlighting a diverse selection of artistic forms, from ballet to skateboard performance art,Read More

Album Review: ‘Painting Pictures’

Album Review: ‘Painting Pictures’

June 5, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

★★☆☆☆ Born in 1997, Dieuson Octave — better known by his stage name, Kodak Black — is younger than many Georgetown students. Although still new to the rap industry, the rapper has been making music since the age of 12, exhibiting talents far beyond his years. He recently entered theRead More

Album Review: ‘Humanz’

Album Review: ‘Humanz’

June 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

★★★☆☆ When the British virtual band Gorillaz began recording its fifth studio album, “Humanz,” in 2016, its creators, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, invited collaborators to join them in celebrating a “party at the end of world where [Donald] Trump has become president.” Albarn and Hewlett hoped that their albumRead More