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A Year in Special Issues: Sex, Drugs, Art and Politics

THE DRUG ISSUE From electronic cigarettes to the opioid epidemic, The Guide’s spring 2018 Drug Issue investigated drug use and drug culture at Georgetown University and in Washington, D.C. The cover story, “Despite Pushback, Student Drug Use Continues,” focused on Georgetown’s policies regarding drugs and alcohol. The article emphasized the[Read More…]

ANDRÉ ACIMAN

André Aciman, Author of ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ Discusses Adapting the Script to the Big Screen

“Call Me by Your Name” is a 2007 novel by André Aciman that serves as an intimate portrayal of first love, sexual awakening and coming-of-age. Set in Italy in the summer of 1983, the story follows the burgeoning romance between 17-year-old Elio, played by Timothée Chalamet, and graduate student Oliver,[Read More…]

by April 24, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Movies, The Guide
ALIA KAWAR FOR THE HOYA

‘Do Ho Suh: Almost Home’ at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Explores Belonging in the East and the West

Experiences are not always shared — but the concept of home is universal. At “Do Ho Suh: Almost Home” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Korean artist Do Ho Suh recreates his memory of his homes in Korea and the United States through colorful and diaphanous fabric installations. The exhibit,[Read More…]

by April 24, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Meditation Fosters Peace and Reflection on Campus

Meditation Fosters Peace and Reflection on Campus

The room is small, bright and quiet, with a small table at the center surrounded by floor cushions and chairs. A meditation leader begins to recite the words of John Main, a British Benedictine monk famed for his meditation techniques, followed by the boom of a gong. Then, silence. Thus[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
TABLE FOR TWO: Arab Traditions Flavor Maydān’s Cuisine

TABLE FOR TWO: Arab Traditions Flavor Maydān’s Cuisine

As we turn the corner of an alley lined with upmarket coffee shops, a pizzeria and the Manhattan Laundry WeWork office, we joke that the wooden, Tolkien-looking door looms ominously out of place. At 9:52 p.m., we are characteristically a few minutes late to our reservation, but hesitate for only[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Aardvark’

Movie Review: ‘Aardvark’

★☆☆☆☆ “Aardvark,” writer and director Brian Shoaf’s new film, is incredibly difficult to endure and provides little entertainment or emotional power across its 84-minute run time. The film tells the story of Josh, played by Zachary Quinto, a deeply troubled man with some undefined “condition,” and his inept new therapist,[Read More…]

HIGHWAY MAN FILMS

Movie Review: ‘The Rider’

★★★★☆ The opening scene of “The Rider” sets the tone for the entire movie: Viewers see horse trainer and rodeo star Brady Blackburn’s stapled skull under harsh lighting, matching the scene’s gruesome mood. Blackburn is played by Brady Jandreau, who serves as the inspiration for the film’s true story. Directed[Read More…]

KATHRYN BAKER FOR THE HOYA

Concert Review: P!nk at Capital One Arena

Pop-rock maven P!nk took her talents to new heights at Capital One Arena on April 16 by combining her unbeatable vocal range with artistic aerial performances for the Washington, D.C. show of her “Beautiful Trauma” tour. Accompanied by a diverse dance troupe and band, P!nk encouraged empowerment, self-worth and an[Read More…]

NEW LINE CINEMA

Movie Review: ‘Rampage’

★★★★☆ “Rampage,” director Brad Peyton’s latest film, enticingly combines a far-fetched plot with compelling animations and on-screen chemistry for an experience that is equally humorous and thought-provoking. The film is based on the eponymous video game by Midway Games and follows a quiet pathologist, Davis Okoye, while he desperately tries[Read More…]

AMERICAN IMPERIAL PICTURES

Movie Review: ‘Isle of Dogs’

★★★★★ “Isle of Dogs,” Wes Anderson’s ninth feature film and second movie using stop-motion animation, is just as charming and visually stunning as the rest of his critically acclaimed body of work. The concept, characteristically quirky, spotlights a pack of sick dogs abandoned on Trash Island, located on the outskirts[Read More…]