Arts & Entertainment

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…]

THE KILLERS

Concert Review: The Killers at The Anthem

When word came out that longtime guitarists for The Killers Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer would not take part in the band’s “Wonderful, Wonderful” tour following the release of its fifth studio album of the same name, critics began to speculate about the future of the renowned rock group. Yet[Read More…]

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Album Review: ‘Punken’

★★★★☆ “Your name is Emekwanem Ibemakanam Ogugua Biosah / Emekwanem means, ‘Don’t f–k with me.’” In these first two lines of his debut album “Punken,” menacing Houston rapper Maxo Kream introduces himself by his birth name. After a long pause, a dark drum beat rises and Maxo emerges to set[Read More…]

Maddie Finn for The Hoya

Science and Art Come Together at the Freer and Sackler Galleries

Positioned on Independence Avenue by the National Mall, the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery feature world-renowned American and Asian art collections. Unlike more aesthetic-driven galleries, the Freer and Sackler galleries connect their art exhibitions to significant events and developments from the history of Asia. Aligning[Read More…]

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Concert Review: Action Bronson at The Fillmore Silver Spring

New York City rapper Action Bronson brought a larger-than-life stage presence and buckets of charisma to his Dec. 22 appearance at The Fillmore Silver Spring. Since his 2011 debut studio album “Dr. Lecter,” Arian Asllani — better known by the stage name Action Bronson — has built a reputation as[Read More…]

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Top 10 Movies of 2017

1. ‘Bad Genius’ Directed by: Nattawut Poonpiriya Starring: Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Teeradon Supapunpinyo In a year that saw an unusual excess of comedic heist thrillers, “Bad Genius” easily tops the competition. The Thai blockbuster smashed box-office records in numerous Asian countries for its extraordinary portrayal of the exceedingly ordinary task of[Read More…]

BROCKHAMPTON

Top 10 Albums of 2017

1. BROCKHAMPTON – ‘SATURATION III’ What is most striking about BROCKHAMPTON is not the colorful and varied production that quickly worms its way into listeners’ heads, or the effeminate vocal melodies that often play a central role in tracks such as “BLEACH.” Nor is it that it rocketed out of[Read More…]

PERFECT WORLD PICTURES

Movie Review: ‘Darkest Hour’

During its invasion of France and Belgium in World War II, the German army cornered British forces in the French coastal town of Dunkirk. As Britain faced its darkest hour and the threat of an invasion loomed, the fates of the European democracies depended on the leadership of British Prime[Read More…]

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…]

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Movie Review: ‘Tom of Finland’

★★★☆☆ In the aftermath of World War II in Helsinki, Touko Laaksonen, better known by his pen name, Tom of Finland, was quietly breaking the law. Beginning in his teenage years, Laaksonen drew thousands of homoerotic, hypersexualized illustrations of men that ultimately had a mammoth impact on both the gay[Read More…]