Arts & Entertainment

Clarkson Originals Get Festive

By Breana Moret Hoya Staff Writer Published: Friday, November 8, 2013 Updated: Friday, November 8, 2013 00:11 4/5 stars Like the decorations that appear earlier and earlier every year in stores, Christmas albums have begun to encroach on Halloween’s October territory. And while I don’t believe in listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving,[Read More…]

by November 8, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Redrawing Ideas of Pop Art

Redrawing Ideas of Pop Art

By Ashley Miller Hoya Staff Writer Published: Friday, November 8, 2013 Updated: Friday, November 8, 2013 01:11 From now until Dec. 8 the Spagnuolo Gallery, nestled within the Walsh Memorial building, will boast a unique collection of works of various pop artists, including Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Alex Katz, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg and Edward Ruscha in[Read More…]

by November 8, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Film Captures the Energy and Emotion of the Beat Generation

Film Captures the Energy and Emotion of the Beat Generation

5/5 stars Two desperate men arguing through prison bars. Kill Your Darlings imprinted in bold white letters over the characters. When the film opens, immediately you know you’re in for a tense and shocking drama, yet Kill Your Darlings is so much more. This biopic of the relationship between a young and naive Allen Ginsberg (David[Read More…]

by November 3, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Time Travel Adds Magic to the Rom-Com Formula

4.5/5 stars Who doesn’t like to indulge in the occasional British rom-com, boy-meets-girl, time travel movie every now or then? In his newest film About Time, romantic-comedy warhorse Richard Curtis, the mastermind behind Love Actually and Notting Hill,once again amazes audiences with his awkwardly quixotic, Anglo-American love story topped with witty British humor, family quirkiness, a syrupy score[Read More…]

by November 3, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Punk Rock Band Brings Hardcore Sounds to the Black Cat

Punk Rock Band Brings Hardcore Sounds to the Black Cat

With three openers, all of whom could be considered more hardcore than Senses Fail, the musical veterans took to the stage at around 11 on Friday night to a crowd already pumped for their appearance. Playing at the Black Cat on October 25, it was clear, as lead singer Buddy[Read More…]

by October 29, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
of Montreal Rocks Out Through Sight and Sound

of Montreal Rocks Out Through Sight and Sound

If there’s one thing Kevin Barnes and his band, of Montreal, have been known for throughout the course of their career, it’s the amount of effort they put into their live performances. Their second night at the U Street Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 24 was no exception. Barnes and[Read More…]

by October 29, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Rock EP Lacks Substance

Rock EP Lacks Substance

2 1/2 stars On their EP Fade Away, Best Coast, a rock duo based in Los Angeles, attempts to capture the mood of California but fails to bring the energy of the Sunshine State to their music. Even those who have never been to the Golden Coast have surely heard the[Read More…]

by October 25, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Not Keeping Up With the Good Old Days

Not Keeping Up With the Good Old Days

2/5 stars Fall Out Boy’s newest album, PAX AM Days, came as a bit of a shock to the music world. When a band puts out a greatest hits album in 2009, it is not expected that it produce another in 2013, let alone two. Quite frankly, I wish it hadn’t tried.[Read More…]

by October 23, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
No Roar of Praise for Generic Album

No Roar of Praise for Generic Album

When “Roar” exploded on to the singles charts in early September and easily outsold competitor Lady Gaga’s “Applause,” it felt like Katy Perry was reclaiming her title as queen of pop. Here was the Perry you couldn’t help but admire, coming out tougher than ever after endless tabloid gossiping and[Read More…]

by October 23, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Local Band Makes Their Way Back Home

Local Band Makes Their Way Back Home

There’s nothing quite as great as coming home, and it was clear from the way The Dismemberment Plan, a band composed of D.C. natives, played at the 9:30 Club on Saturday October 19 that they felt the same way. Touring to promote their most recent release Uncanney Valley(which is on sale now)[Read More…]

by October 22, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide