The Guide

SARAH DIETER/THE HOYA

Concert Review: Regina Spektor

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Some critics say that gone are the days when musicians created their own music, dreamed up their own lyrics and provided their own accompaniment. Songs are now mainly produced for mass culture, with a songwriter inventing lyrics to hand over to a production company which creates a melody that willRead More

FESTIVAL GNAOUA ET MUSIQUE DU MONDE

Festival Explores Gnaoua Identity

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Gnaoua Festival Tour 2017 stopped in D.C. on the night of Mar. 18 for a much-awaited performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Before the show, Hicham El Kebbaj, the artistic coordinator of the tour, sat down in an exclusive interview with The Hoya to discuss theRead More

COURTESY SKYDANCE MEDIA

Movie Review: ‘Life’

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

★★☆☆☆ Director Daniel Espinosa brings extraterrestrial life on Mars to audiences in “Life,” in which a rapidly evolving life form that could lead to mass extinction on Earth threatens a crew aboard the International Space Station. With diverse characters played by an A-list cast, including Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds,Read More

BLEECKER STREET MEDIA

Movie Review: ‘The Lost City of Z’

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 1 comment

★★★☆☆ In “The Lost City of Z,” director James Gray’s adaptation of the eponymous book is a tremendous depiction of obsession and the drive to find truth in human history. In contrast to many historical action movies, “The Lost City of Z” connects with its audience on an emotional andRead More

ON TAP: Crafting A Refreshing Classic

ON TAP: Crafting A Refreshing Classic

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Nowadays, soft drinks have lost their natural touch. What began in 17th-century Europe as a carbonated drink with natural flavors like lemon juice and honey has now become artificially colored, flavored and sweetened. However, traditionally flavored drinks like ginger beer and root beers are gaining traction again. Craft sodas areRead More

GU Arts Week Celebrates Creativity

GU Arts Week Celebrates Creativity

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As students passed through the weekly farmer’s market on Wednesday afternoon, many were happily surprised to find themselves serenaded by Georgetown a cappella groups. Watching the Saxatones and Superfood light up Red Square reminded marketgoers of just how talented their peers and classmates were, while also highlighting the importance ofRead More

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: An Unhappy Guide to Health

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: An Unhappy Guide to Health

March 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Ah, spring, the season before bikini season. It is a time of cherry blossoms, light sweaters and mailed legal citations asking that I stop wearing my collection of bikinis. It is also the season in which we begin the annual ritual of attacking every imperfection on our own bodies inRead More

20 Years Later: A Q&A With Director Danny Boyle

20 Years Later: A Q&A With Director Danny Boyle

March 30, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

“First there was an opportunity, then there was a betrayal.” Twenty years have gone by since Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) left Edinburgh. Much has changed, but just as much remains the same. Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) are awaiting him in the onlyRead More

ASYLUM RECORDS

Album Review: ‘Number 1 Angel’

March 24, 2017 at 4:04 pm 0 comments

★★★☆☆ Listeners might recognize her as the featured artist on a number of pop tracks that once dominated the charts. She sang on “I Love It” by Icona Pop and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” and wrote several other hits attributed to the artists who recorded them. Using the momentum from herRead More

THE ROYAL

Restaurant Review: The Royal

March 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

501 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 | Cuisine: Colombian | $$ | ★★★★☆ As a small restaurant tucked into a townhouse at the center of the historic Le Droit Park neighborhood near Howard University, The Royal brings together Colombian-inspired eats and inventive craft cocktails to give diners an affordableRead More