The Guide

Movie Review: ‘The Party’

Movie Review: ‘The Party’

★★★★☆ A dark, caustically comedic film that breathes new life into the classic dinner party pressure cooker trope, “The Party” is a satirical, witty airing of dirty laundry. The newest release by experimental filmmaker Sally Potter, “The Party” peels back the layers of middle-class elitism to reveal its hidden acidity.[Read More…]

by February 21, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
RYAN BAE/THE HOYA

Concert Review: Declan McKenna at Jammin’ Java

British singer-songwriter Declan McKenna made everyone feel like his valentine with his Feb. 14 show at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, Va. “I’m here to steal your hearts this Valentine’s Day. And I’ve got more crappy lines like that prepared,” McKenna said. A quirky, 19-year-old musician from London, McKenna truly did[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide
TBD IMMERSIVE

Underground in Dupont, the Cabaret Comes Alive

As I was walking through the Dupont Underground, I felt a sudden tap on my shoulder. I turned around and saw a woman with transparent white cloth wrapped around her clothes — a ghost. Without uttering a syllable, she led me to another ostentatiously dressed figure. The ghost handed me[Read More…]

BØRNS

Concert Review: Børns at The Anthem

Børns is as fascinating as the “lightning in a bottle” he sings about on his hit “Electric Love.” Although his voice and personal style take inspiration from Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson, he lacks those performers’ emotional commitment and live energy.  Technically his music shines, but his lackluster stage presence[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide
WALT DISNEY AND MARVEL

Movie Review: ‘Black Panther’

★★★★☆ “Black Panther” is a visually stunning marvel with a stellar cast that elevates an uninspired script. The film follows the newly crowned king and superhero T’Challa as he returns home to Wakanda and is thrust into conflict with a foe who threatens his homeland. Rachel Morrison’s cinematography, Ruth Carter’s[Read More…]

HIRSHHORN

Art Gets Rebranded at the Hirshhorn

Advertising and art are inextricably linked. Today, every color, logo and slogan in the world is thoughtfully planned out as market research groups gauge consumer response to minute variations in product presentation. While this type of fine-tuned artistry may seem ubiquitous, in reality it is the product of the 1980s,[Read More…]

AMANDA VANORDEN FOR THE HOYA

Georgetown Love Stories Unfold at Dahlgren

Years after meeting as participants at Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society’s Midnight Theater production of “All in the Timing,” Diana Valdivia (COL ’05, LAW ’10) and Carlos Valdivia (COL ’05) were married at the university that brought them together. The 2011 wedding harkened back to the couple’s time as Georgetown[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
AARON WEINMANN FOR THE HOYA

New Prescription Chicken Company Delivers Soup to Your Front Door

In spring 2016, Valerie Zweig, suffering from her second bout of laryngitis in six weeks, dragged herself down to her local bar and scratched a note on a piece of paper: “Can I just get some soup broth, please?” The bartender squinted at her. “Uh, we don’t really do that,”[Read More…]

by February 14, 2018 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
Between Bali and Me: Friendly Strangers

Between Bali and Me: Friendly Strangers

To know a place is to know its people. Unfortunately, my imagination conjured an image of Bali, Indonesia, as a crowded, westernized beach scene swarming with perfect “Instagrammable” moments. I must admit that lounging on the beach, getting cheap massages and eating delectable, inexpensive food sounded incredibly appealing for a[Read More…]

by February 13, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
‘The Great Society’ Reimagines Former President Lyndon Johnson

‘The Great Society’ Reimagines Former President Lyndon Johnson

Directed by Kyle Donnelly and performed in Arena Stage’s Fichandler Stage, “The Great Society” brings to life the ambition and struggle of the 36th president of the United States. Robert Schenkkan’s “The Great Society” play begins with President Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 landslide presidential victory. Picking up where Schenkkan’s Tony Award-winning[Read More…]

by February 13, 2018 0 comments The Guide, Theatre