Post Tagged with: "review"

A Good Old-Fashioned Bore-gy

It’s never smart to give a movie a title that can’t be Googled at work without setting SafeSearch to “moderate.” I’d bet A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy will lose 10 to 20 percent of its potential viewers just from uptight people’s embarrassment to say “Hey, let’s go to A Good Old-Fashioned[Read More…]

by September 2, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Folkster Struggles to Stay Afloat on Latest Album

On his second release since 2006’s Gulag Orkestar, Zach Condon — under the moniker of Beirut — demonstrates just how much he has matured in the five years since, in both his songwriting and his lyricism. The Rip Tide is certainly a far more sophisticated and polished album than Orkestar, but in the end struggles[Read More…]

by September 2, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Warning: This Play Might Make You Hot Too

Warning: This Play Might Make You Hot Too

Seldom have I gone into a theater to see a play knowing little about the production and then left in a state of amazement and confusion. The Walsh Black Box Theatre, in which “References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot” is performed, is just down the odd set of stairs[Read More…]

by April 14, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Fill Up for Less at This Mom-and-Pop Empanadas Eatery

Fill Up for Less at This Mom-and-Pop Empanadas Eatery

After spending two weeks’ worth of paychecks at Target in Columbia Heights, I was looking for a quick snack that was cheap but satisfying. Wandering around the area, I stumbled upon a cute little diner with an even cuter name, Julia’s Empanadas. Given the mom-and-pop feel, I envisioned Julia herself[Read More…]

by February 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Beverly Hills Chain Brings Latest Attack in Cupcake Wars

by February 19, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Barbaric Barber Livens Up This Tragicomedy

Barbaric Barber Livens Up This Tragicomedy

Considered by many to be Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” has been adapted many times throughout the 20th century, most recently with the 2007 feature film starring Johnny Depp and the inimitable Helena Bonham Carter. This weekend, the Mask & Bauble Dramatic Society offers[Read More…]

by February 11, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Gastropub Buffet Is Too Much to Stomach

Gastropub Buffet Is Too Much to Stomach

Perhaps if I were more of a soccer — I mean football — fan, I would have enjoyed Ireland’s Four Courts Irish Pub a wee bit more. Not even noon yet, the Arlington pub was already packed with jersey-clad wenty-somethings with bottles of Guinness in hand as they watched Chelsea[Read More…]

by February 10, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Witty Comedy Pokes Fun at Middle America

Being an insurance agent might not be the ideal profession of the majority of people, but after seeing Cedar Rapids, I am convinced that there is much more fun to be had in the insurance game than previously thought. Directed by Miguel Arteta (Youth in Revolt), this comedy stars Ed Helms[Read More…]

by February 10, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Black Out While Listening to This Artistically Disjointed Clamor

The Go! Team is an apt name for this Brighton-based sextet. It’s perfect because from the beginning of the track list to the end of the album, Rolling Blackouts, the music just … goes. It has little rhyme or reason to it, and for the most part, it is utterly incomprehensible.[Read More…]

by February 4, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Folk Star Stays Safe

Before being tasked with the review of Iron & Wine’s new album, Kiss Each Other Clean, I had never heard of the singer and songwriter, whose real name is Samuel Beam. I did not know what to expect of this new album, other than that it has already received critical acclaim.[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments The Guide