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MANDOO PICTURES

Movie Review: ‘Rock Dog’

February 23, 2017 at 11:10 pm 0 comments

★★☆☆☆ Films, like any form of art, must accommodate the highly diverse interests of audiences across the world. Hollywood overcomes this problem by producing several film genres that are tailored to different age and interest groups. Although most Hollywood genres can pander to a specific target audience, animated PG filmsRead More

MICHAEL DE LUCA PRODUCTIONS

Movie Review: “Fifty Shades Darker”

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 1 comment

★★★★☆ Mr. Grey will see you — again. Bolder, darker and intensely intimate, “Fifty Shades Darker” is the much-anticipated sequel to the global sensation “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Based on the erotic romantic trilogy by E. L. James, this film continues the story of Anastasia Steele, a recent college graduate,Read More

Busy, But Not Bridezilla

Busy, But Not Bridezilla

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This weekend, stand-up comedian Jamie Lee graces the stage of the DC Improv and join the ranks of stand-up legends like Ellen DeGeneres, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle and Georgetown alumnus Jim Gaffigan (MSB ’88) who have performed on that stage. Last week, The Hoya spoke with Lee about her latestRead More

ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA
The title of Black Movement Dance Theater’s spring show “Defiance” was chosen to reflect the current state of the black community in the United States, and to emphasize the importance of empowerment. Student directors hope the show will facilitate dialogue.

BMDT Breaks Barriers Through Dance

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In celebration of its 35th anniversary, Georgetown’s Black Movements Dance Theater presents “Defiance,” the company’s final production for the 2016-17 season. The dance concert, “an exploratory journey of truth and celebration,” will take place at 8:00 p.m. from Feb. 24 to 25 at the Gonda Theater. The self-producing company hasRead More

1ST and 15TH ENTERTAINMENT

Album Review: ‘DROGAS Light’

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

★★★☆☆ Lupe Fiasco’s career has been tumultuous in recent months; after a series of tweets in response to his ostensibly anti-Semitic lyrics and talks of an early retirement in 2016, the Chicago rapper cancelled the release of two upcoming studio albums. Luckily for his fans, however, Lupe Fiasco has finallyRead More

Crumbling Character: A Gentrified Georgetown

Crumbling Character: A Gentrified Georgetown

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 2 comments

  A quarter of a century ago, a stroll down M Street would reveal rows of highly specialized boutique shops, restaurants and vendors. Crowds lured in from across the city and the country filled the sidewalks, ready to experience an atmosphere unique to this small corner of northwest Washington, D.C.Read More

ARLO GUTHRIE

Arlo Guthrie Talks Tour, Family, and Folk Music

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

A seasoned musician, Arlo Guthrie is no stranger to the touring lifestyle. Like his father Woody Guthrie, Arlo is known for his folk music with a conscience. Following his sold-out Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour, Guthrie is currently on his Running Down the Road Tour, performing his greatest tracks fromRead More

BAKE MY DAY: Don’t Kale My Vibe

BAKE MY DAY: Don’t Kale My Vibe

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Kale has a variety of different uses beyond the simple salad. In fact, this leafy green exists in such abundance in Washington, D.C. that a kale diet is possible anywhere in the city. This week, I am featuring my seven-day “complete kale cleanse.” For those worried about the variety ofRead More

ALEXANDRA BRUNJES/THE HOYA

Restaurant Review: Alfie’s

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

3714 Macomb St. NW | Cuisine: Asian | $ | ★★★★★ A self-described “Traveler’s Bar” serving an ever-changing variety of Thai-inspired grub, Alfie’s is an overlooked gem in the D.C. food scene. Located in Park View, the locally uthwurced restaurant conceals delectable dishes and a charming atmosphere behind a nondescript brickRead More

XL RECORDINGS

Album Review: ‘Process’

February 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

  ★★★★★ British singer-songwriter Sampha usually stays away from the spotlight, adding his breathy vocals and touches of piano to the songs of other artists, including Kanye West, Solange and Drake. In a 2016 interview with Complex Magazine, he said, “There are songs I’ve played keyboard on, and I haven’tRead More