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Ai Weiwei: Capturing Activism in Art

Ai Weiwei: Capturing Activism in Art

Ai Weiwei is probably China’s most noteworthy contemporary artist and political activist, but his art often eludes the attention of the public, as that part of his life is overshadowed by his role as a dissident. “According to What?,” Ai Weiwei’s retrospective art exhibition in Hirshhorn Museum, offers an excellent[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Ellie Goulding Reinvents Electronica with Depth and Personality

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Rap Duo Steals the Show With Debut

Rap Duo Steals the Show With Debut

5/5 stars You’ve probably heard their hit song “Thrift Shop,” but there’s more to this duo than a retro fur coat. Seattle-based rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis have worked together since 2009, but The Heist is the pair’s first full-length effort. Mere hours after its official release, the album[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Return to the Top

Return to the Top

With the release of Ben Affleck’s new movie, Argo, the much-maligned star has finally overtaken his friend and former writing partner Matt Damon with an Oscar-worthy creation all his own. For the past 15 years, there has been no cinematic duo quite like Affleck and Damon. Friends since childhood, the[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Acoustic Progression: Sophomore Musician Expands Range

Acoustic Progression: Sophomore Musician Expands Range

Peter Fanone (COL ’15) is a tried-and-true disciple of the musical and theatrical communities at Georgetown. He’s been honing his crafts since age four and getting better every step of the way, including perfecting his method acting firsthand at the Yale Theatrical Conservatory over the summer and shaping his musical[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Post-Potter Novel Fills the Vacancy

When Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published in 1997, the world of magic, Dumbledore, lightning-shaped scars and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named was born. Suddenly, every kid dreamed of getting a letter from Hogwarts on his 11th birthday instead of a bike. Reaching the final page of Harry Potter and the Deathly[Read More…]

by October 10, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
New Releases | 4.27.12

New Releases | 4.27.12

“Big Hoops” Nelly Furtado | Single 1 star I do enjoy a bit of Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry and even some Ke$ha every two weeks or so. But two minutes in, I refused to give Nelly Furtado’s repetitive chipmunk-like new single, “Big Hoops,” her ode to clubbing in large hoop earrings, another minute of my time.  [Read More…]

Snow White’s New Look in ‘Mirror Mirror’

Snow White’s New Look in ‘Mirror Mirror’

3/5 stars I have to admit, I’ve been far more interested in seeing Charlize Theron’s Snow White and the Huntsman than Julia Roberts’ Mirror Mirror. I was initially intrigued by casting reports, which included The Social Network’s ArmieHammer, but the trailers left me less than excited. Fortunately, I was wrong. Mirror Mirror turned out to be a[Read More…]

by April 13, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
‘Boy’ Proves That Adults Need to Grow Up Too

‘Boy’ Proves That Adults Need to Grow Up Too

4/5 Stars If you need to be persuaded to see Boy — Taika Waititi’smost recent venture in filmmaking — the evidence of its brilliance is all there: Since its release, it has become its native New Zealand’s highest-grossing film of all time. The titular character’s vivid imagination, nestled underneath a floppy head of hair,[Read More…]

by April 8, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Folk Meets Flair in Ward’s ‘Wasteland’

Folk Meets Flair in Ward’s ‘Wasteland’

Side projects are often where artists turn to focus on themselves, take risks and test out sounds they wouldn’t with their main act. This is not the case with California-born singer-songwriter M. Ward. He has recently gained fame as the male half of She & Him alongside Zooey Deschanel, as[Read More…]

by April 8, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide