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@MAROON5/INSTAGRAM | While the much-maligned NFL opted for a seemingly safe choice in Maroon 5 to headline the halftime show, the decision ended up backfiring as the group delivered an underwhelming performance. The brief cameos of rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi did little to rescue the band’s incredibly forgettable show.

Maroon 5 Disappoints in Lackluster Halftime Show

The Super Bowl halftime show has produced some of the most iconic moments in NFL history, including Michael Jackson’s jaw-dropping performance in 1993 and Beyoncé’s impeccably choreographed display in 2013. Given the many public relations storms that have been wreaking havoc over the NFL’s reputation, however, such as Nike’s ad[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
Annapurna Pictures | Director Barry Jenkins, below, brings James Baldwin’s novel to life with phenomenal performances from Kiki Layne, above, and Stephan James.

‘Beale Street’ Director, Star Reflect on Adapting Baldwin

Barry Jenkins, director of Academy Award-winning “Moonlight,” spearheaded the film. His previous movie’s success, however, has not overwhelmed Jenkins: “Beale Street” is comfortably among the most critically acclaimed films of this awards season, according to Rotten Tomatoes. With King already having received a Golden Globe for her performance as Sharon Rivers,[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
Annapurna Pictures | “If Beale Street Could Talk” shines not only because of the outstanding performances of its lead actors, Kiki Layne and Stephan James, above, but also from the impressive and moving supporting cast members like Golden Globe-winning actress Regina King who dutifully honor the beauty of Baldwin’s work.

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Highlights James Baldwin’s Legacy

★★★★★ “Every black person born in America was born on Beale Street, born in the black neighborhood of some American city, whether in Jackson, Mississippi, or in Harlem, New York. Beale Street is our legacy.” These words, eloquently written by author James Baldwin, appear in the first scene of the[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
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New Year’s Resolutions Inspire Introspection

With students returning to the now snow-laden Hilltop, the new semester presents some freedom to institute change but also the difficulty of follow-through. Though New Year’s Eve was only two weeks ago, some may have already broken one, if not all, of their New Year’s resolutions. Though resolutions present an[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
Dupont Circle: Knowledge, Art and Diplomacy Meet at the District’s Cultural Crossroads

Dupont Circle: Knowledge, Art and Diplomacy Meet at the District’s Cultural Crossroads

Located at the intersection between Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire avenues is one of the most famous traffic circles in Washington, D.C.: Dupont Circle. The grassy park in the center of the roundabout is adorned with a stunning fountain that honors the area’s namesake, Samuel Francis Dupont, an admiral in[Read More…]

Fans, Industry Debate Response to Artists’ Misconduct

Fans, Industry Debate Response to Artists’ Misconduct

On Oct. 5, 2017, The New York Times published a story describing decades of sexual harassment perpetrated by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. The scandal is considered the spark that led to the viral spread of the #MeToo movement. Originally coined by civil rights activist Tarana Burke in 2006, the movement’s[Read More…]

by October 25, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide

Movie Review: ‘Red Sparrow’

★★★☆☆ On paper, “Red Sparrow,” a spy movie based on a book by the same name, written by a former CIA operative seems to have all the ingredients of a blockbuster staple. Unfortunately, the film’s captivating plot is not enough to compensate for its awkward character dynamics and over-the-top political[Read More…]


Album Review: ‘Black Panther: The Album’

With the hype surrounding the release of Marvel’s 2018 film “Black Panther,” which features a predominantly black cast and is currently the seventh highest-grossing film ever in the United States, the pressure to make an album worthy of a billion-dollar film was tremendous. With a star-studded lineup and a variety[Read More…]

by March 21, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide

Underground in Dupont, the Cabaret Comes Alive

As I was walking through the Dupont Underground, I felt a sudden tap on my shoulder. I turned around and saw a woman with transparent white cloth wrapped around her clothes — a ghost. Without uttering a syllable, she led me to another ostentatiously dressed figure. The ghost handed me[Read More…]


The Poetry of a Diaspora

In celebration of what would have been revolutionary Jamaican singer Bob Marley’s 73rd birthday, the Folger Shakespeare Library hosted renowned Jamaican poets Kwame Dawes and Safiya Sinclair for a reading Feb. 5. Although it was originally advertised as a salute to the contributions of reggae artists like Marley, the event[Read More…]