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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Defies Hollywood Stereotypes

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Defies Hollywood Stereotypes

★★★★★ At a time when Hollywood has started to realize that diversity sells, “Crazy Rich Asians” brings glitz and glamour to the rom-com genre and makes history in the process. Dynamic performances by Constance Wu and Henry Golding and nuanced characters who defy tropes make the story compelling, while the[Read More…]

by September 9, 2018 0 comments Movies, The Guide
Julia Usiak

MISS-TAKEN IDENTITY: To Sleep, To Daydream

What do you think about before you go to bed? When I was 7 years old, I had four bedtime fantasies mapped out in my mind, scene by scene. That way, when I drifted off to sleep, I would lucid dream through my own thought-movie. These thought-movies were documented in[Read More…]

by September 9, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Made in America

Made in America Thrills Fans Despite Weak Moments

Over Labor Day weekend, the streets of Philadelphia flooded with what seemed like a sea of teenage girls in red tank tops and boys in basketball jerseys. They were headed to the same place: Made in America, a music festival featuring two days of EDM and hip-hop music, five stages[Read More…]

by September 9, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
90 Second Pizza

90 Second Pizza Is Worth the Wait

★★★★★ Nestled between two shops on Wisconsin Avenue, about a 10-minute walk from Georgetown’s front gates, is 90 Second Pizza, a pizza joint that opened in August 2018. The white townhouse with fire engine-red trim immediately draws guests in; the front window displays various fresh ingredients like bags of imported[Read More…]

by September 9, 2018 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
KATHRYN BAKER FOR THE HOYA

At The Anthem, Miguel Transcends Concert Conventions

It is rare for a musician to tour for the sole purpose of self-expression, without the strings of album promotion, merchandising or publicity; then again, California-based blues-funk-rock singer Miguel is not your average musician. As he pivoted across The Anthem’s stage on Tuesday night, Miguel appeared to be in his[Read More…]

MAGGIE ROGERS

The Sound of Equality: Women Take the Stage at All Things Go Fall Classic Music Festival

This year, Ariana Grande proclaimed that God is a woman. Cardi B topped the charts with the Latin-inspired banger “I Like It.” Beyoncé strode onto the main stage at Coachella, to the applause of thousands of fans. In many ways, women are the heart and soul of popular music. Yet[Read More…]

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Bloom’

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Bloom’

 ★★★★☆ Although the Australian pop star tackles the same relationships and themes as on his previous projects, Troye Sivan’s latest album “Bloom” further cements the singer as a new and diverse voice in an ever-expanding pop scene through its heartfelt storytelling and solid production. As the songs alternate between upbeat[Read More…]

by September 5, 2018 0 comments Music, The Guide
DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Operation Finale’ and the Humanization of Evil

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Operation Finale’ and the Humanization of Evil

 The capture and trial of Nazi SS officer Adolf Eichmann, one of the major masterminds behind the Holocaust, is not a story that everyone would feel comfortable putting on the big screen. Films that portray the Holocaust can be difficult to produce because they can often capture sensitive moments in[Read More…]

by September 5, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
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George Ezra Takes Lincoln Theatre by Storm

British singer-songwriter George Ezra’s April performance at a packed Lincoln Theatre as he continued his U.S. tour promoting his March album, “Staying at Tamara’s,” showcased the captivating energy he commands. Lincoln Theatre’s silk curtains, plush velvet, extravagant lighting fixtures, and walls detailed in floral and gold granted the venue a[Read More…]

by August 30, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide
ZENITH GALLERY

‘What’s Real to You’ at the Zenith Gallery Explores Realism and the Human Form

Walking into the Zenith Gallery’s Iris Street location in northwest Washington, D.C., can feel a little like accidentally falling down a rabbit hole and finding yourself in Wonderland. From the sidewalk, it looks like a suburban house with a mown lawn, the door left unlocked. Crossing the threshold is thus[Read More…]

by August 29, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide