Arts & Entertainment

Album Review: ‘Culture II’

Album Review: ‘Culture II’

Although its 24-song track list is intimidating, Migos’ latest album, “Culture II,” allows ample opportunity for the rap trio Migos to shine. Released exactly one year before “Culture II,” the group’s second album, “Culture,” propelled the rap group into superstardom with hits like “Bad and Boujee,” “Slippery” and “T-Shirt,” as[Read More…]

Concert Review: BROCKHAMPTON at The Fillmore Silver Spring

Concert Review: BROCKHAMPTON at The Fillmore Silver Spring

Texas-based rap group BROCKHAMPTON brought precise lyrical mastery to its performance at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Jan. 28, with unbridled energy that electrified the crowd. The group, which broke into the mainstream in 2017 with its “SATURATION” album trilogy, has a penchant for interweaving silky hooks and vulnerable moments[Read More…]

AISHA MALHAS / THE HOYA

Czech Artist Kateřina Vincourová’s New Exhibit Combines Intimacy and Expression

Czech artist Kateřina Vincourová’s three-dimensional work “Arteria,” currently on display at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, explores fragile, existentialist topics inspired by her personal life. Although the sculptures and mixed media work may come across as elegant and delicate, a closer look at the intertwining wooden[Read More…]

Concert Review: Lana Del Rey at the Capital One Arena

Concert Review: Lana Del Rey at the Capital One Arena

Three days before appearing on the red carpet at Madison Square Garden for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, Lana Del Rey enthralled a clamoring audience at a packed Capital One Arena on Jan. 25. The singer-songwriter complemented soaring vocals with vacation-themed visuals as she treated loyal Washington, D.C. fans to[Read More…]

FORD'S THEATRE

Theater Review: ‘Jefferson’s Garden’ at Ford’s Theatre

Ford’s Theatre’s historical significance as the place Abraham Lincoln was assassinated lends weight to the performance of “Jefferson’s Garden,” a show that explores the tensions between the ideals of the Founding Fathers and the difficult realities of freedom in America. British playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker’s scenes illustrate important historical markers, making[Read More…]

WILL CROMARTY/THE HOYA

‘Lathe of Heaven’ Director Talks Alternate Realities, Representation in Theater

Following the death of author Ursula Le Guin, professor Natsu Onoda Power of Georgetown’s theater and performance studies program examines the author’s 1971 novel, “The Lathe of Heaven,” which Power adapted into a play. Artfully directed and adapted, “The Lathe of Heaven” resonates with an analysis of race, gender and[Read More…]

SZA

The Guide’s 2018 Grammy Picks

RECORD OF THE YEAR Redbone (Childish Gambino)  Despacito (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber) The Story of O.J. (JAY-Z) HUMBLE. (Kendrick Lamar) 24K Magic (Bruno Mars)   ALBUM OF THE YEAR Awaken, My Love! (Childish Gambino) 4:44 (JAY-Z) DAMN. (Kendrick Lamar) Melodrama (Lorde) 24K Magic   SONG OF[Read More…]

Explore a ‘Parallel Universe’ at Artechouse

Explore a ‘Parallel Universe’ at Artechouse

Filled with brilliant light shows, “Parallel Universe” at Artechouse presents a moving fusion of art and technology that interrogates the still-undeveloped possibilities of multisensory experiences. Art is supposed to evoke sensation, and the “Parallel Universe” exhibit at Artechouse, an experimental art gallery located near L’Enafnt Plaza, is an overwhelming sensory[Read More…]

FALL OUT BOY

Album Review: ‘Mania’

★★★☆☆ When exploring new musical styles, Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album “Mania” often falters and is strongest when the group sticks to the sound that made it popular. The project is a continuation of the group’s move from the realm of punk to the realm of pop, but this[Read More…]

MASK AND BAUBLE DRAMATIC SOCIETY

Theater Review: ‘Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play’

A post-apocalyptic society without television or electricity is the backdrop for an unnerving examination of entertainment itself in “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play,” a joint production by student theater groups Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society and Nomadic Theatre. “[The play is a] post-modern dramatic musical comedy,” producer Cameron Bell (COL[Read More…]