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Richard Schoch Revives Restoration Shakespeare

Richard Schoch Revives Restoration Shakespeare

Richard Schoch graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1984 and is now a professor of drama at Queen’s University Belfast. This fall’s production of a Restoration-style “Macbeth” at the Folger Theatre was partially funded by a three-year grant  Schoch received from the Arts and Humanities Research Council,[Read More…]

by October 11, 2018 0 comments The Guide
GUCCI

SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND: Hoya Musicians Who Rock the Hilltop

The desk lamp on the floor cast a warm, hazy light over the unmanned keyboard, drum set and guitar. The crowd had squeezed into this Henle living room and was buzzing with anticipation for what was to come. Conversations of artists and past gigs faded away as the New North[Read More…]

The Smith Features Trendy Aesthetics but Serves a Lackluster Lunch

The Smith Features Trendy Aesthetics but Serves a Lackluster Lunch

★★★☆☆ Although it is a quiet Tuesday when we arrive at The Smith’s U Street location, its wide open facade and dark grout subway tiles make it feel like we have stepped right into an aesthetic medley of a Parisian cafe and New York subway station. Its semi-outdoor seating invites[Read More…]

by October 10, 2018 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Florence + the Machine Embrace Fans During Emotional Performance

Florence + the Machine Embrace Fans During Emotional Performance

Florence + the Machine, one of the most exciting and critically acclaimed musical groups of this generation, created an intimate and cathartic experience as they graced The Anthem on Friday Oct. 5. Performances on their tour, named after their June 2018 album “High as Hope,” seamlessly combined fan favorites from[Read More…]

by October 9, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide
ALEXANDRA BRUNJES

OUT OF OFFICE: Solitude and Self-Discovery

At Georgetown, I am rarely alone — physically or mentally. Throughout the school day, I am surrounded by classmates and professors; in the evenings, I see my roommate, my friends and other students at club meetings. In part because of this scheduling, I am also always surrounded by aspects of[Read More…]

by October 9, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
AMAZON STUDIOS

Felix Van Groeningen, Director of ‘Beautiful Boy,’ Describes Capturing Addiction Through Cinematography

In his new film “Beautiful Boy,” Director Felix Van Groeningen has constructed a story that is incredibly beautiful in its anchored storytelling, commitment to reality and ability to make sensation without sensationalizing. The film melds narratives from a father and son, David and Nic Sheff, to recount nearly a decade[Read More…]

KELELA

Kelela Offers a Radical Reinterpretation of R&B on ‘TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES’

Released on the one-year anniversary of her debut album, “Take Me Apart,” Kelela’s “TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES” brings together a massive cast of producers, musicians and other artists to expand her creative universe and offer a collaborative and novel vision of music. The album boasts a near hour-and-20-minute runtime[Read More…]

by October 8, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Maze Pictures

Director Rupert Everett Illuminates Wilde’s Final Days

Rupert Everett chronicles the dramatic last days of radical 19th-century Irish writer Oscar Wilde in his new film, “The Happy Prince,” slated for release Friday, Oct. 5. Written and directed by Everett, who also stars as Wilde himself, “The Happy Prince” does not shy away from Wilde’s romantic and tragic[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
Endgame Entertainment

Fitting Finale for Redford in ‘The Old Man and the Gun’

★★★★★ It is difficult to imagine the silver screen without Robert Redford, whose career has spanned nearly 60 years, but the 82-year-old actor announced in August 2018 that his upcoming role would be his last. Directed by David Lowery and distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, “The Old Man and the[Read More…]

by October 4, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
Julia Usiak

MISS-TAKES: Manic Pixie Dream Girl Chooses Her Own Adventure

Oh, hey. I didn’t see you there, until precisely this very moment, when I climbed off my Harley-Davidson Freewheeler, removed my vintage leather bomber jacket, and shook out my helmet, revealing my a) long curly red tresses; b) short blonde pixie cut; c) Zooey Deschanel bangs. The helmet probably made[Read More…]

by October 4, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide