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Concerts and Festivals: Editor’s Picks

May 19, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

May 23-24, 2016 – Mac DeMarco at the 9:30 Club Over the past 10 years, Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco has cultivated one of the most distinctive sounds of the indie genre, combining soft, echoing guitar arrangements with lazy, lo-fi vocals in what some have described as “slacker rock.” Earlier thisRead More

A Breath of Fresh Air: Nature Near DC

A Breath of Fresh Air: Nature Near DC

May 19, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The National Aroboretum Located in northeast Washington, D.C., the U.S. National Arboretum is a 446-acre living museum dedicated to enhancing the value of ornamental and landscape plants through research, conservation and exhibition. Featuring 9.5 miles of roadways, the Arboretum’s beautiful gardens can be explored by foot, bike or car. AlthoughRead More

Best Summer Movies

Best Summer Movies

May 19, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

“Adventureland” (2009) Directed by Greg Mottola | Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart Recent college graduates who still do not feel ready to tackle the world will find an unlikely hero in James Brennan, played by Jesse Eisenberg. After some financial issues, James scraps his plans of a summer vacationRead More

Upcoming Releases

Upcoming Releases

May 19, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Lil Yachty — Teenage Emotions Set to debut on May 26, the cover art and track list for Lil Yachty’s “Teenage Emotions” reveal the rapper’s stated vision and hope to encompass all aspects of teen life in his newest album. The rapper — best known for hits like “Minnesota” andRead More

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Tastes of the World: International Cuisines in DC

May 19, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  The District is an amazing place to learn about other cultures, whether by exploring its museums or attending a heritage festival on the National Mall. For some, a taste of the many world cuisines D.C. has to offer is the best way to discover more about other cultures —Read More

Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2′

Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2′

May 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

★★★★☆ In 2014, Marvel Studios released a new type of superhero film: one that was based on comedy and character development rather than action.  “Guardians of the Galaxy” dazzled fans with its witty script, celebrated cast and a ’70s soundtrack that perfectly tied the film together. With the success ofRead More

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A Voyage Through JFK’s Legacy

May 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

The Smithsonian American Art Museum recently unveiled its newest exhibit, “American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times,” a fascinating photo gallery that explores and celebrates the life and legacy of the 35th president. Visitors might ask, what exactly is it that makes Kennedy an “American visionary,” and an internationalRead More

Theater Review: ‘Fun Home’

Theater Review: ‘Fun Home’

May 2, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Directed by Sam Gold and based on Alison Bechdel’s award-winning autobiographical graphic novel, Tony Award-winning musical “Fun Home” made its Washington, D.C. premiere April 18 at the National Theatre. The musical delivers a striking study of human relationships, particularly those between father and daughter, as its protagonist Alison, played byRead More

Album Review: ‘DAMN.’

Album Review: ‘DAMN.’

April 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

★★★★★ At the end of “Ab-Soul’s Outro,” the penultimate track on Kendrick Lamar’s 2011 debut album “Section.80,” the Compton, Calif. rapper emphatically declared, “I’m not the next pop star / I’m not the next socially aware rapper.” Over the next four years, however, this proclamation would prove quite false: theRead More

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: How To Make Male Friends

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: How To Make Male Friends

April 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

Ah, male friendship — just like dating, but with less handholding and sometimes more cuddling, depending on the companion. These friendships are especially formative for men as they prepare to go out in the world. When I think back to my days of youth, I cannot help but be struckRead More