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Movie Review: ‘The Promise’

April 22, 2017 at 10:24 pm 1 comment

★★★★☆ In 2015, world leaders across the world came together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a tragedy in which 1.5 million Armenians were systematically killed by the Ottoman government. Two years later, Director Terry George, best known for his films “Hotel Rwanda” and “In the NameRead More

THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION

Inside the Mind of George Condo

April 22, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

George Condo is grotesque. In “The Way I Think,” an exhibit of drawings and sketches by the American contemporary visual artist are showing now at the Phillips Collection, vicious smiles leer from jumbled canvases as reds and blacks clash in rough forms. Human figures become monstrous in Condo’s various portraits.Read More

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Artists Take A Stand in 2016-17

April 21, 2017 at 2:01 am 0 comments

Art, as a form of public speech, is inherently political and engages with existing thoughts and ideologies. After a remarkably eventful year in the political and social spheres, art and culture have naturally adopted similar themes. From restaurants to comedy clubs to movie theaters, artists and public figures have beenRead More

University Looks To Address History of Slavery

April 20, 2017 at 11:02 am 0 comments

On Sept. 2, University President John J. DeGioia announced a series of efforts to reconcile the benefit Georgetown received from the 1838 sale of 272 slaves. The statement marked the conclusion of a yearlong endeavor to respond to the university’s dealings in slavery and the beginning of another with hopesRead More

Students Advocate Progress On and Off Campus

April 20, 2017 at 3:00 am 0 comments

In a year marked by protests in Washington, D.C., following President Donald Trump’s election and his new policies, Georgetown students advocated for progress in areas ranging from workers’ rights to protections for LGBTQ individuals. Workers’ Rights Seventeen members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee staged a 35-hour sit-in at University PresidentRead More

SUB POP

Album Review: ‘Pure Comedy’

April 19, 2017 at 12:38 am 1 comment

★★★★★ Since adopting the moniker Father John Misty in 2012, singer-songwriter Josh Tillman has released a trio of fantastic albums. Released April 7, Tillman’s latest album “Pure Comedy” features his characteristic instrumentation, vocal timbre and misanthropic worldview. However, it represents a departure from his previous work in its ambition —Read More

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24 Hours in New York City

April 12, 2017 at 3:49 pm 0 comments

“One belongs to New York instantly, as much in five minutes as in five years.” Tom Wolfe said it all. With unparalleled charm, New York City makes visitors feel at home from the moment they arrive. Only a five-hour bus ride away from D.C., the Big Apple is the perfectRead More

COURTESY DIRTY HIT

Concert Review: The Japanese House

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

With her dark, synthesized vocals and often cynical lyrics, Amber Blain, frontwoman and mastermind behind indie-pop act The Japanese House, can make you forget she is 21 years old. At Washington, D.C.’s Rock & Roll Hotel last Friday, however, as Blain playfully stuck her tongue out at her drummer, or,Read More

Women Through the Public Gaze

Women Through the Public Gaze

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The Phillips Collection has assembled a special exhibition that brings together some of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s finest printed works. Running Feb. 4 to April 30, “Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque” explores the period’s printing technique, a contribution of enormous importance toRead More

COURTESY LESLIE E. KOSSOFF

The Buzz About ‘In the Next Room, or the vibrator play’

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Although it may seem atypical to bring a show about vibrators to a world-renowned Jesuit institution, that is exactly what the Theater and Performance Studies Program has done in its latest performance, “In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play,” from award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl. Inspired by “The Technology ofRead More