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Concert Review: Dessa at the Black Cat

Concert Review: Dessa at the Black Cat

No two  songs by rapper singer Margret Wander, better known by her stage name, Dessa sound the same — and her sold-out show at the Black Cat on Nov. 10 proved just that. Her vocal skills and range of musical talents were on full display, and her rapport with the[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘Wonder’

Movie Review: ‘Wonder’

★★★★★ “I know I’m not an ordinary kid,” Auggie says in a voiceover during the film’s opening scene. “I mean, I’m doing the right things. I just don’t look ordinary when I’m doing these things.” “Wonder” is the screen adaptation of author R.J. Palacio’s eponymous novel. Set to release in[Read More…]

POR OTRO LADO: Reflections on Día de los Muertos

POR OTRO LADO: Reflections on Día de los Muertos

While Hoyas on the Hilltop were recovering from Halloween weekend adventures, I travelled to Oaxaca de Juárez, the capital of the state of Oaxaca, to experience Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. We arrived in the city just as the sun began to rise on the morning[Read More…]

by November 15, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, Lifestyle, The Guide
Dialogues on Being Human: Discussing Art and Dignity With Wangechi Mutu

Dialogues on Being Human: Discussing Art and Dignity With Wangechi Mutu

Bearing a basket atop her head, Kenyan-born contemporary artist Wangechi Mutu’s newest character marches across the African countryside. In her 2015 animated film “The End of Carrying All,” Mutu depicts an ordinary woman picking her way across some grasslands at dusk, balancing her goods on her head as she goes.[Read More…]

CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Reflections on My Time Abroad

CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Reflections on My Time Abroad

As I sit down at my desk to write the final column of Chronicles from Copenhagen, I am faced with the sad reality that my time abroad is nearing its end. Every city I have visited and every new person I have met has reminded me why I came abroad[Read More…]

by November 14, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
KEEGAN THEATRE

The Keegan Theatre Presents ‘Top Girls’

First staged in London in 1982, “Top Girls,” written by Carly Churchill, is reborn at the Keegan Theatre in Washington, D.C. The play chronicles the story of Marlene, a young woman living in Britain in the 1980s, as she works her way up the ladder in the business world in[Read More…]

IMBD

Movie Review: ‘Last Flag Flying’

★★★★★ Striking the perfect balance between heartwarming and heart-wrenching, director Richard Linklater’s newest film, “Last Flag Flying,” is a must-see. Starring Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston, the movie explores grief, friendship and the enduring camaraderie of veterans. Based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Darryl[Read More…]

PINEAPPLE AND PEARLS

Eclectic Cuisine and Playful Elegance at Pineapple and Pearls

★★★★★ At Pineapple and Pearls, chef and owner Aaron Silverman makes fine dining fun. Silverman’s 2016 project presents a refined but playful menu comprising 11 courses paired with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Behind the buzz that surrounds Silverman’s newest venue, visitors will be thrilled to find a restaurant devoid[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
DC Talks Conference Fosters Dialogue on the Arts

DC Talks Conference Fosters Dialogue on the Arts

The capital city is not just a political hub, but also a thriving center of arts, music and journalism. The D.C. Talks conference, hosted by the Georgetown University Music Program in partnership with the Music Policy Forum, Listen Local First and 202Creates on Oct. 28 in the Lohrfink Auditorium, sought[Read More…]

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE

Mark Bradford Presents ‘Pickett’s Charge’ at the Hirshhorn

“It kind of worked out, right?” said Mark Bradford, smiling and gesturing to his almost-400-square-foot creation at the Nov. 7 press preview of his new exhibit, “Pickett’s Charge.” The contemporary artist’s newest work occupies the entire th ird floor of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden beside the National Mall.[Read More…]