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WARNER BROS | Shedding the usual self-importance that has dominated the superhero genre, "Shazam" takes itself lightly, allowing for hilarity to ensue.

‘Shazam’ Puts Light-Hearted Twist on the Superhero Genre

With the success of Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy, superhero films in the DC cinematic universe have become dark, entangled and conflicted. This tone has been effective in some iterations. However, recent box office and critical blunders like the first “Justice League” movie have left the franchise’s directors and producers desperate[Read More…]

by April 8, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
BELGA PRODUCTIONS | Despite standout performances by Jessie Eisenberg and Alex Skarsgard, "The Hummingbird Project" gets caught up in technical details that hurt the plot.

‘The Hummingbird Project’ Loses Focus, Manages to Entertain

In a world of high-stakes trading, where Wall Street looms large in the thoughts and ambitions of most individuals and high-speed transactions let people make millions instantly, greed, ambition and madness rule. A fraction of a second can mean huge earnings or losses, and different players will go to crazy[Read More…]

by April 2, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
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Meg Mac Entrances Union Stage With Mesmerizing Performance

Australian singer Meg Mac, who gained acclaim for her original take on R&B with a dark, pop-infused sound, showcased all her talent and charisma in her first U.S. solo tour at Union Stage on Feb. 23. Union Stage stands in stark contrast to the rest of District Wharf, a recently[Read More…]

by March 13, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
POP-UP MAGAZINE | Combining art, storytelling and multimedia displays, Pop-Up Magazine breathed life into the various stories its diverse performers shared. Ranging from a tutorial in sacred classical music to a heartfelt retelling of a childhood friendship that ended prematurely, Pop-Up Magazine translated the traditionally print medium to the stage.

Pop-Up Magazine Brings Stories of Humanity to DC

Pop-Up Magazine began with the vision of creating a live magazine, a space where writers, musicians, photographers, filmmakers and animators could convene to transform their projects from written pieces into a heartfelt and authentic experience. Founded in 2009, Pop-Up recruits authors from a wide array of backgrounds to bring their[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
ZOE RAIN |

O.A.R. Electrifies The Anthem With Powerful Performance

As Christmastime snuck up on Washington, D.C., O.A.R., which stands for Of a Revolution, came back to its home turf to prove once again that the band is a phenomenal live act. Walking down the beautiful D.C. Wharf on the evening of Dec. 15, the crowd stood out around The[Read More…]

by January 12, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
Street to Museum: Evolving Artistic Expression

Street to Museum: Evolving Artistic Expression

Spray-painted walls, graffiti-covered traffic signs and fences adorn the interior of “Love, Hope, and Street Art” at the Honfleur Gallery. The exhibition explores nontraditional forms of artistic expression by placing street art in a museum context. On Sept. 28, the Honfleur Gallery in the Anacostia neighborhood of Southeast Washington, D.C.[Read More…]

by October 11, 2018 0 comments The Guide
EMBASSY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC, WASHINGTON, D.C.

‘Pankrác 45’ Poses Tough Questions About Guilt and Recovery After the Holocaust

“Pankrác 45” boldly provokes introspection on the nature of culpability and the effectiveness of retribution. Set in the Czech Republic after the Holocaust, the production trains an unflinching eye on the fates of four women associated with the Nazi regime as the community struggles with the aftermath of the atrocities.[Read More…]

Album Review: ‘Bobby Tarantino II’

Album Review: ‘Bobby Tarantino II’

★★★☆☆ The latest release from Gaithersburg, Md., rapper Logic, “Bobby Tarantino II,” starts off with a conversation between the two stars of the Adult Swim comedy show “Rick and Morty.” The duo discuss the merits and differences of “album Logic” and “mixtape Logic.” Through an amusing gesture of self-deprecating humor,[Read More…]

by April 9, 2018 1 comment Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Juliana Molina

Georgetown’s Pizzeria Paradiso Unveils New Game Room

For over 25 years, Ruth Gresser, the chef, owner and founder of Pizzeria Paradiso, has been working to refine the typical “pizza and beer” dining experience. She opened the first Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle in 1991, with the mission of delighting customers with savory and traditional Neapolitan-style pizza pies.[Read More…]

by January 17, 2018 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
Activism and Art: Exhibits to Visit

Activism and Art: Exhibits to Visit

Going up the elevator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery, one cannot help but notice the vibrant, golden art decor that spreads all along the wall — but there is much more to the artwork than beautiful and symmetric patterns. There are security cameras, steel chains, handcuffs and social[Read More…]