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DIPLO

EP Review: ‘California’

★★★★☆ On “California,” world-renowned DJ, producer and pop mastermind Diplo delivers a set of summery instrumentals and A-list features for an EP that might become the soundtrack of the summer for 2018. While Diplo has not released any other albums, mixtapes or EPs as a solo artist since 2013, he[Read More…]

Album Review: ‘Bobby Tarantino II’

Album Review: ‘Bobby Tarantino II’

★★★☆☆ The latest release from Gaithersburg, Md., rapper Logic, “Bobby Tarantino II,” starts off with a conversation between the two stars of the Adult Swim comedy show “Rick and Morty.” The duo discuss the merits and differences of “album Logic” and “mixtape Logic.” Through an amusing gesture of self-deprecating humor,[Read More…]

by April 9, 2018 1 comment Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
BLACK THEATRE ENSEMBLE

Black Theatre Ensemble’s ‘The Story’ Combines Racial Politics and the Quest for Success

In 1981, Washington Post journalist Janet Cooke won a Pulitzer Prize for an article she wrote about an eight-year old heroin addict. After capturing the hearts of millions worldwide and sparking a D.C.-wide manhunt to find the boy, Cooke’s story was later discovered to be completely fabricated. Inspired by this[Read More…]

BRASSTRACKS

Brasstracks Talks Manhattan School of Music, Recording With Chance the Rapper and Their Creative Process

Brooklyn-based electronic jazz duo Brasstracks gained notoriety after producing the song “No Problem” on Chance the Rapper’s 2016 album “Coloring Book,” which won a Grammy for Best Rap Album. Consisting of trumpeter Ivan Jackson and drummer Conor Rayne, the duo is known for smoothly blending traditional jazz instrumentation with rhythm[Read More…]

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

Movie Review: ‘Red Sparrow’

★★★☆☆ On paper, “Red Sparrow,” a spy movie based on a book by the same name, written by a former CIA operative seems to have all the ingredients of a blockbuster staple. Unfortunately, the film’s captivating plot is not enough to compensate for its awkward character dynamics and over-the-top political[Read More…]

A New Lens on Navigating Disability

A New Lens on Navigating Disability

From the outset, James Sullivan’s (COL ’03) study abroad experience his junior year did not go according to plan. Scheduled to depart for Villa Le Balze, Georgetown’s study center in Florence, on Sept. 11, 2001, Sullivan’s trip was delayed amid the tumult of terrorist attacks in New York City and[Read More…]

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3 ARTS ENTERTAINMENT

Television Review: ‘Champions’

★★★★☆ Mindy Kaling’s new NBC show “Champions” packs heart, humor and pop culture references, but the sitcom falls into a pattern reminiscent of “The Mindy Project.” The show follows failed college baseball player Vince, played by Anders Holm, as he runs his deceased father’s gym in Brooklyn. In the pilot,[Read More…]

GREENWICH ENTERTAINMENT

Movie Review: ‘Itzhak’

★★★★★ “Judge me by what I do, but don’t judge me by what I can’t do,” says Itzhak Perlman, world-class violinist and star of documentary “Itzhak.” Listening to Perlman play the violin, viewers might think he could do anything. He studied at the Juilliard School, the world’s premier performing arts[Read More…]

THE WEEKND

Album Review: ‘My Dear Melancholy’

After solidifying his success with the 2016 Daft Punk-produced album, “Starboy,” The Weeknd returned to his musical roots with his March 30 EP “My Dear Melancholy,” characterized by moody beats and pained crooning. “My Dear Melancholy” cuts through the fluff of The Weeknd’s seemingly cool disinterest to reveal the beating[Read More…]

AMANDA VANORDEN/THE HOYA

Tony Lewis Reimagines ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ as Poetry

Tony Lewis’ “Anthology 2014-2016,” an installation composed of 34 poems mounted on the walls of the second floor of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, explores the fragility of time and a longing to discern life’s meaning. In addition to the artistic display, a booklet located in the middle of[Read More…]