The Guide

‘Amanuensis’ Premieres at the Gonda Theater, Featuring Father-Daughter Conflict and ‘Paradise Lost’

‘Amanuensis’ Premieres at the Gonda Theater, Featuring Father-Daughter Conflict and ‘Paradise Lost’

“You haven’t the flame to outlast a raindrop. You’re not a conflagration, Mary; you’re a wee match in the sea of time. And the sea will swallow you up,” John Milton boomed in response to his daughter’s plea to satiate her hunger for knowledge. In the play’s world premiere at[Read More…]

SABA

Album Review: ‘Care for Me’

★★★★★ Introspective and impassioned, Chicago rapper Saba’s second studio album “Care for Me” pairs clever wordplay with impeccable flow. The 10-song collection demonstrates Saba’s magnetic storytelling ability and earns him a place among the best up-and-coming rappers. Saba, born Tahj Malik Chandler, released his first project “GETCOMFORTable” in 2012.  He[Read More…]

by April 17, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
BEFORE THE DOOR PICTURES

Movie Review: ‘Aardvark’

★☆☆☆☆ “Aardvark,” writer and director Brian Shoaf’s new film, is incredibly difficult to endure and provides little entertainment or emotional power across its 84-minute run time. The film tells the story of Josh, played by Zachary Quinto, a deeply troubled man with some undefined “condition,” and his inept new therapist,[Read More…]

TESTING TRUISMS: Does Fortune Favor the Bold?

TESTING TRUISMS: Does Fortune Favor the Bold?

This time of year, many of us are trying to craft the perfect application in hopes of landing a coveted internship or job for the summer. But how do you make your submission stand out?  A cover letter that catches your potential employer’s attention could be a good start. The[Read More…]

by April 16, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
COURTESY KATE CLARK (COL '21)

Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes at Mask and Bauble’s ‘Footloose’

The Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society’s performance of “Footloose”encourages its audience members to kick off their Sunday shoes and enjoy the music. Tasked with reimagining the upbeat 1980s classic are director Annie Ludtke (MSB ’18) and producer Benjamin Sullivan (COL ’19), who are joined by technical director Bryce Kelety (SFS[Read More…]

Spring Fashion Issue 2018

Spring Fashion Issue 2018

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by April 12, 2018 0 comments Fashion Issue, Guide - Top, The Guide
SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ‘Potted Potter’ Only Shines When Unscripted

Watching “Potted Potter” at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall is a bit like opening the yard-long scroll that serves as the show’s program: ridiculous, excessive and tangentially related to “Harry Potter.” Billed as “all seven ‘Harry Potter’ books in 70 minutes,” “Potted Potter” is surprisingly rife with non-Harry Potter[Read More…]

ANNIE GOTT FOR THE HOYA

Concert Review: Lorde at The Anthem

Despite surging in popularity since 2014, Lorde graced an intimate venue, The Anthem, for her return to Washington, D.C., on Sunday, April 8, creating an environment that blended familiarity and grandeur. The open floor of The Anthem meant that fans lined up hours before the show to get as close[Read More…]

NOMADIC THEATRE

Nomadic Theatre’s ‘She Kills Monsters’ Addresses Death and Mourning With Dungeons & Dragons

Dialogue around sexual orientation and grief, the 1990s and the fantasy world of Dungeons & Dragons are all incorporated in The Nomadic Theatre’s newest show “She Kills Monsters.” The show, written by Qui Nguyen, focuses on Agnes Evans, a young schoolteacher living in 1995 Athens, Ohio. At her college graduation,[Read More…]

by April 10, 2018 0 comments The Guide, Theatre
HINDS

Album Review: ‘I Don’t Run’

★★★★☆ Spanish indie-rock band Hinds adds depth and complexity to its sound on its sophomore album, “I Don’t Run,” while continuing what its members do best: making fun, bittersweet music about the messes and misadventures that come with living and loving as a young adult. As a grandiose guitar riff[Read More…]