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Movie Review: Loving

Movie Review: Loving

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Writer and director Jeff Nichols’ historical drama “Loving” tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage. After being arrested and sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958, the couple was exiledRead More

Restaurant Review: Retro Comfort Done Right at Slim’s Diner

Restaurant Review: Retro Comfort Done Right at Slim’s Diner

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Located in the close-knit residential Petworth neighborhood, Slim’s Diner stands out from the pop-up restaurants and transient eateries that crowd the neighborhood’s artistic space. Slim’s is not just another hipster establishment trying to modernize the “diner atmosphere.” Walking into Slim’s, you can immediately envision yourself in a sock hop dress,Read More

Restaurant Review: Oyamel: Mexican Foodies’ Brightest Star

Restaurant Review: Oyamel: Mexican Foodies’ Brightest Star

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Like other Mexican expatriates in the United States, my yearning for authentic Mexican fare is often thwarted by the gap between serious regional Mexican cooking and Tex-Mex. For those like myself seeking Mexican food without the unnecessary mountains of sour cream and cheese characteristic of Americanized Mexican dishes, Penn Quarter’sRead More

The 1975 Owned the Night

The 1975 Owned the Night

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

England-based pop-rock group The 1975 brought its quirky moves, diverse beats and sincere lyrics to George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena on Nov. 9. Blending tracks from its eponymous debut album “The 1975” and recent sophomore release “I like it when you Sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unawareRead More

Concert Review: Spreading the Love at Grouplove

Concert Review: Spreading the Love at Grouplove

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Nov. 9, an uneasy fog had settled over Washington, D.C. Words could not seem to encapsulate the depths of what many were feeling following one of the most contentious presidential elections in history. That night, indie rock band Grouplove played a near-perfect set at Echostage, reminding attendees of theRead More

Valensi Takes Point

Valensi Takes Point

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Although he is best recognized for his work as lead guitarist of The Strokes, Nick Valensi also serves as the lead vocalist and guitarist of power-pop rock group CRX. The Hoya spoke with Valensi last week, following the Oct. 28 release of CRX’s first album, “New Skin,” to discuss hisRead More

Movie Review: Seasons

Movie Review: Seasons

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Co-directors and co-writers Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud have struck gold once again with “Seasons,” a French documentary that takes us deep inside the forest to explore the intrinsic relationship between humans and animals. Combining stunningly intimate shots of nature’s diversity with a compelling soundtrack, “Seasons” leaves its audience withRead More

Movie Review: Peter and the Farm

Movie Review: Peter and the Farm

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

With wide opening shots of an idyllic farm, falling leaves and vast landscapes, it is easy to expect a soothing, pastoral film that will make you long for a simpler life. However, as soon as this picture forms in your head, it is ripped apart by the startling image ofRead More

Restaurant Review: Adventure and Authenticity Within Range

Restaurant Review: Adventure and Authenticity Within Range

November 11, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Founded by James Beard Award-winning chef Vikram Sunderam, Bindaas aims to take its diners on a tour through the streets of India one course at a time by serving Indian street food in a sophisticated manner. Located in Cleveland Park, the restaurant exemplifies the neighborhood’s ability to attract adventurous eatersRead More

Restaurant Review: Third Time is the Charm With Haikan

Restaurant Review: Third Time is the Charm With Haikan

November 11, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Rivaling the forceful brutalistic architecture of Lauinger Library, the Atlantic Plumbing building in North End Shaw has been housing a colorful new Japanese eatery, Haikan, for three months. The 49-seat restaurant, which opened in August, is the latest product of the owners of popular ramen eatery Daikaya and Japanese friedRead More