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Vintage Vogue: ’80s to ’18

Vintage Vogue: ’80s to ’18

Kiki Schmalfuss/The Hoya

Waterfront Guapo’s Lacks Charm, But Food Satisfies

High on a hill in Tenleytown, about 3½ miles north of Georgetown on Wisconsin Avenue, sits the restaurant Guapo’s, where cheesy enchiladas and fajitas sizzle so intensely that their distinct smell stays on clothes after leaving the restaurant, and limitless baskets of chips attract crowds of American University Park residents[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Shanika Hopson

DC Jazz Landscape Adapts to Evolving Challenges

Despite being a fixture of Washington, D.C.’s rich and multifaceted history of jazz for almost a century, the Bohemian Caverns finally shut down in the face of financial struggle that had plagued the establishment for decades. Once a hub for jazz legends in the 20th century like Billie Holiday, Louis[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
NEW REGENCY PICTURES

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is a Killer Queen Biopic

★★★★☆ “Bohemian Rhapsody,” a new biopic film, will excite even the most casual rock fans in this enjoyable exploration into the music of Queen and its larger than life frontman, Freddie Mercury, portrayed perfectly by Rami Malek. At its core, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a story of isolation and identity. Freddie[Read More…]

by November 1, 2018 0 comments The Guide
Khalid’s ‘Suncity’ Expands Horizons but Falls Short of Potential

Khalid’s ‘Suncity’ Expands Horizons but Falls Short of Potential

“Suncity” features pop singer Khalid trying new styles like Latin pop and pitch-shifted vocal samples. Although there are moments of surprising emotional potency, Khalid ultimately lacks artistic maturity and makes only cursory efforts at experimentation. At 20 years old, Khalid Donnel Robinson, known simply as Khalid, has become an international[Read More…]

by October 31, 2018 0 comments Music, The Guide
Julia Usiak

MISS-TAKES: Do Disney Movies Pass the Bechdel Test?

The propensity to walk through crowded streets with a nose stuck in a book. The tendency to launch myself out of pools, whipping my hair back in an arc. An affinity for men who give me stolen apples and ask cryptic questions, like: “Do you trust me?” You may recognize[Read More…]

by October 31, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide, Uncategorized
Flaw and Tragedy in ‘The Happy Prince’ Captures the Complicated Life of Oscar Wilde

Flaw and Tragedy in ‘The Happy Prince’ Captures the Complicated Life of Oscar Wilde

★★★★☆ Captivating performances, deft dialogue and evocative scenery distinguish “The Happy Prince” as a carefully cultivated biopic of 19th-century Irish author Oscar Wilde that may be unapproachable for those unfamiliar with Oscar. Exploring the legendary author’s slow death in his time as a social pariah, Rupert Everett, who wrote, directed[Read More…]

by October 31, 2018 1 comment Movies, The Guide, Uncategorized
DIRECTOR’S CUT: Style Over Substance Spoils ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’

DIRECTOR’S CUT: Style Over Substance Spoils ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’

I want to open this installment with a confession: “Bad Times at the El Royale” is the fall 2018 film I have been waiting for. The Tarantino-esque trailer, the crossover storylines, the secrets that each character is harboring — all aspects of the film piqued my excitement. The man behind[Read More…]

by October 31, 2018 0 comments Movies, The Guide, Uncategorized
MØ

MØ’s Inconsistency Limits Depth in ‘Forever Neverland’

In Danish pop-artist MØ’s sophomore release, “Forever Neverland,” the singer goes on a musical quest of exploring youth but often gets lost in the oversaturated club tracks that frame her journey. After her smash-hit feature “Lean On” with Major Lazer and DJ Snake, MØ has been on the electronic-pop radar[Read More…]

by October 30, 2018 0 comments Music, The Guide
Future and Juice WRLD Lack Chemistry in ‘WRLD on Drugs’

Future and Juice WRLD Lack Chemistry in ‘WRLD on Drugs’

★★☆☆☆ Future and Juice WRLD’s collaborative mixtape “WRLD on Drugs” sees the Atlanta rap icon Future take a backseat to the up-and-coming Juice WRLD, but lyrical immaturity and a lack of chemistry doom their collaboration. 2018 has been a relatively quiet year for the typically prolific Future, one of rap’s[Read More…]

by October 30, 2018 0 comments The Guide