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HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: How To Make Male Friends

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: How To Make Male Friends

Ah, male friendship — just like dating, but with less handholding and sometimes more cuddling, depending on the companion. These friendships are especially formative for men as they prepare to go out in the world. When I think back to my days of youth, I cannot help but be struck[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: An Unhappy Guide to Health

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: An Unhappy Guide to Health

Ah, spring, the season before bikini season. It is a time of cherry blossoms, light sweaters and mailed legal citations asking that I stop wearing my collection of bikinis. It is also the season in which we begin the annual ritual of attacking every imperfection on our own bodies in[Read More…]

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: Guide to Pseudo-intellectuality

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: Guide to Pseudo-intellectuality

If you have ever heard someone say, “You know, it is actually whom,” then you are well-versed in the wild and wacky world of pseudo-intellectuality. Being smart is difficult. It requires hours of reading, writing and the occasional soliloquy — I do not actually know what this word means, but[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: Jaunts in Protest America

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: Jaunts in Protest America

As a hip youth in contemporary America, I am “with it.” I enjoy Kendrick Lamar. I think Chance the Rapper is a cool guy. Senator Elizabeth Warren both inspires me and makes me very hungry — though I think that second thing may be unrelated — I will look into[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: In Memory Of My Lost Internships

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: In Memory Of My Lost Internships

At the start of any new year, it is important to look back and reflect on the many things you forgot to do in the year prior. Then, it is important to spend twenty days procrastinating and then, do them. That is why today, Jan. 20, 2017, I present to[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
Jazz Club Gives Classy Yet Pricey Experience

Jazz Club Gives Classy Yet Pricey Experience

With “Mad Men” coming to a close, there is no better time to talk about a transplant right out of the chic ’60s: Blues Alley, located on 1073 Wisconsin Ave. At this formally informal brick-clad “supper club,” visitors can get a filling meal while watching performers tango with the controlled[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Home’

Movie Review: ‘Home’

★★★☆☆ If the song “S&M” told us that Rihanna was into painful experiences, Dreamwork’ new film “Home” is the next logical step in her career. The animated movie is voiced by an accomplished set of Hollywood favorites, from the popular Rihanna to the established Jim Parsons from “The Big Bang[Read More…]

by March 27, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Japanese Film Fest

Japanese Film Fest

As spring slowly arrives in Washington and winter coats are put to rest, it’s easy to get lost in all the excitement of the coming season. Springtime, for many in our area, means one thing: Japanese cherry blossoms. But beyond the beautifully colored petals and the Sakura Matsuri street festival,[Read More…]

Erica Glyn Opens Up About Inspirations and Struggles

Erica Glyn Opens Up About Inspirations and Struggles

Rare is the chance to truly examine what life is like for a professional artist, especially a professional musician. Following my review of her recent album, “Dollars for Thieves,” Erica Glyn took some time to discuss what exactly life looks like as an aspiring artist in today’s America. The ever-pleasant[Read More…]

by February 20, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Features, The Guide
ERICA GLYN

Album Review: ‘Dollars for Thieves’

★★★★★ If you are reading this review, one of your first thoughts may be: “Who is Erica Glyn?” Well, you’ve come to the right place. Glyn is a veteran of the music industry who has only just begun to get recognition for her self-produced work as a singer and songwriter.[Read More…]