Arts & Entertainment

Musicians Take a Stand in 2017

Musicians Take a Stand in 2017

Throughout history, politics has occupied an important space in the world of music. Music allows artists to channel their emotions and voice their opinions through rich sounds and lyrics. Listeners have often taken songs and used them to represent entire movements. Although music has always been used as a platform[Read More…]

Political Voices Move the Film Industry Forward

Political Voices Move the Film Industry Forward

The United States is home to millions of people with distinct identities and rich stories to tell. Unfortunately, these stories are sometimes lost in translation; it can be difficult to understand the perspectives of people with such distinctly different backgrounds. But film has the power to foster an understanding of[Read More…]

R.J. Palacio and Stephen Chbosky Discuss ‘Wonder’

After years of designing book jackets, R.J. Palacio released her own debut novel, “Wonder,” in 2012, with it quickly becoming a New York Times Bestseller. Now, just five years later, the film adaptation has hit the big screen. “Wonder” releases in theaters on Nov 17. “Wonder” tells the charming, heartwarming[Read More…]

by November 16, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
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…]

Movie Review: ‘Wonder’

Movie Review: ‘Wonder’

★★★★★ “I know I’m not an ordinary kid,” Auggie says in a voiceover during the film’s opening scene. “I mean, I’m doing the right things. I just don’t look ordinary when I’m doing these things.” “Wonder” is the screen adaptation of author R.J. Palacio’s eponymous novel. Set to release in[Read More…]

Dialogues on Being Human: Discussing Art and Dignity With Wangechi Mutu

Dialogues on Being Human: Discussing Art and Dignity With Wangechi Mutu

Bearing a basket atop her head, Kenyan-born contemporary artist Wangechi Mutu’s newest character marches across the African countryside. In her 2015 animated film “The End of Carrying All,” Mutu depicts an ordinary woman picking her way across some grasslands at dusk, balancing her goods on her head as she goes.[Read More…]

KEEGAN THEATRE

The Keegan Theatre Presents ‘Top Girls’

First staged in London in 1982, “Top Girls,” written by Carly Churchill, is reborn at the Keegan Theatre in Washington, D.C. The play chronicles the story of Marlene, a young woman living in Britain in the 1980s, as she works her way up the ladder in the business world in[Read More…]

IMBD

Movie Review: ‘Last Flag Flying’

★★★★★ Striking the perfect balance between heartwarming and heart-wrenching, director Richard Linklater’s newest film, “Last Flag Flying,” is a must-see. Starring Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston, the movie explores grief, friendship and the enduring camaraderie of veterans. Based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Darryl[Read More…]

DC Talks Conference Fosters Dialogue on the Arts

DC Talks Conference Fosters Dialogue on the Arts

The capital city is not just a political hub, but also a thriving center of arts, music and journalism. The D.C. Talks conference, hosted by the Georgetown University Music Program in partnership with the Music Policy Forum, Listen Local First and 202Creates on Oct. 28 in the Lohrfink Auditorium, sought[Read More…]

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE

Mark Bradford Presents ‘Pickett’s Charge’ at the Hirshhorn

“It kind of worked out, right?” said Mark Bradford, smiling and gesturing to his almost-400-square-foot creation at the Nov. 7 press preview of his new exhibit, “Pickett’s Charge.” The contemporary artist’s newest work occupies the entire th ird floor of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden beside the National Mall.[Read More…]