The Guide

New Releases // 4.1.11

“Heart in Your Heartbreak” The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Belong 4 stars The Pains second album showcases its new, improved sound. Kip Bermans breathy, echoing voice gently drifts over a smooth and driving beat. A solid punk love song, “Heart in Your Heartbreak” has some very pleasant harmonies[Read More…]

by March 30, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Fresh Thriller Blurs Reality and Fantasy

Director Duncan Jones first appeared on the Hollywood scene in 2009 with his work on the psychological and introspective sci-fi drama Moon. In his latest film Source Code, Jones takes the surrealism and depth of his previous work and applies it to the thriller genre, making for a complex, intriguing movie. The[Read More…]

by March 30, 2011 0 comments The Guide

The Quick Dish

The Cherry Blossom Festival is upon us once again. Every year, busloads of tourists descend upon D.C. to marvel at the hundreds of trees blooming in brilliant fashion. Last year brought us a Japanese beer garden — samurai bouncers included. This year is sure to bring us new festivities as[Read More…]

by March 30, 2011 0 comments The Guide
That’s Good Stuff!

That’s Good Stuff!

D.C. has become the home of many well-known chefs, some of whom have garnered celebrity status thanks to the growing appeal of The Food Network. Jose Andrés (Jaleo, Oyamel, Café Atlántico), Michel Richard (Central, Citronelle), and Spike Mendelsohn (Good Stuff Eatery; We, The Pizza) are just some of D.C.’s chefs[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide

New Releases // 3.25.11

“The Ballad of Mona Lisa” Panic! at the Disco Vices and Virtues 4 stars The band releases its first album since becoming a duo. “The Ballad of Mona Lisa” is one of the strongest songs, featuring driving guitar, ringing bells and staccato strings piercing the background, complete with a few[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Penny for His Thoughts

Penny for His Thoughts

This coming Saturday, March 26, marks what would have been playwright Tennessee Williams’ 100th birthday. Williams’ legacy will be his contributions to the evolution of realism into expressionism. Through the efforts of over 200 students and professionals, and the collaboration between the Georgetown Theater and Performance Studies Program, the American[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide

No Big Hits on Khalifa’s Newest Album

Displeasure and shock will overcome fans who remember Wiz Khalifa from Burn After Rolling andKush & Orange Juice. After signing with Atlantic Records, Khalifa has seemingly adopted a pop persona, flooding his tracks with cooing choruses and melodic vocals. In a nutshell, veteran Khalifa listeners will accuse him of “selling out.” But[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Why We’re Making Out, Not Going Out

Dating culture has experienced significant changes in the past century. In her book Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love and Lose at Both, Laura Sessions Stepp chronicles the consistently changing dating culture since the early 20th century. She describes the culture of early 20th-century America as one where “women[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Campus Spotlight // 3.25.11

March 21 was the first day of spring. Unlike the Gregorian calendar we use in the U.S., many nations have their calendar organized around natural solar events, like seasons. The Iranian calendar is one such example. The first day of the year is the first day of spring; the year[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide
That’s Good Stuff!

That’s Good Stuff!

D.C. has become the home of many well-known chefs, some of whom have garnered celebrity status thanks to the growing appeal of The Food Network. Jose Andrés (Jaleo, Oyamel, Café Atlántico), Michel Richard (Central, Citronelle), and Spike Mendelsohn (Good Stuff Eatery; We, The Pizza) are just some of D.C.’s chefs[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide