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With a long history and big shoes to fill, the National Theatre’s version of “Chicago” provides a hilariously entertaining show.

‘All That Jazz’ and More

If you’ve seen the 2002 film adaptation of the musical “Chicago” — currently playing at the National Theatre downtown — you may think you know what to expect when the curtain rises. But, when you see the orchestra prominently positioned on the stage, and when the first notes of the[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Features, The Guide

A “Slapshot” Of Soviet History

Any child of the 1980s and any sports fan can tell you the story of the “Miracle on Ice.” The ragtag band of rookie hockey players brought together by the United States for the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics pulled off the upset of the century — defeating the Soviet[Read More…]

by February 6, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Features, The Guide
Permanent Works at the Phillips Collection

Permanent Works at the Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection is a hidden gem of galleries in the District. While it is does not offer as wide a range of work as the Smithsonian art museums, it is one of the most impressive private collections in D.C., and it deserves this reputation. This body of artwork comes entirely[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Arts Issue, Guide - Top, The Guide

After over two years of delays, Azealia Banks pleases fans with her new album “Broke with Expensive Taste.”

Album Review: ‘Broke with Expensive Taste’

★★★★☆ It’s finally here: Azealia Banks’ full studio album, “Broke with Expensive Taste,” has arrived. The album was originally scheduled for release way back in 2012, but it was repeatedly pushed back by her record label, Universal Music, which dropped Banks this July after she threatened to start leaking the[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Matthew McConaughey stars in Christopher Nolan's latest blockbuster, "Interstellar."

Movie Review: ‘Interstellar’

★★★★★ “Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rage at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” In his newest blockbuster spectacle, “Interstellar,” director Christopher Nolan, who wrote the script with brother and Georgetown graduate Jonathan Nolan (COL’99), has created[Read More…]


Michael Keaton stars in "Birdman" which looks at an actor haunted by his past role.

Movie Review: ‘Birdman’

★★★★★ “Birdman” is the story of Riggan Thomson, a washed-up film actor best known for his role as the titular superhero Birdman, a franchise that peaked more than 20 years ago. His career has been stagnant since he turned down “Birdman 4” and in a last-ditch attempt to salvage both[Read More…]


The Face of Modern Feminism

  If you were to ask 10 Georgetown students what feminism is, you would get 10 different answers. The word and its associated movement, even though they have been seen as controversial by some, have inspired generations of women on both sides of the political aisle to become more involved[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 4 comments Features, The Guide

Jay Z and Beyonce prove that they are still music royalty with their tour 'On The Run' which has been filmed by HBO.

Television Review: ‘On The Run’

★★★★☆ When you think of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, what images pop into your head? Is it Brooklyn and Houston and mind-boggling personal and professional success? Or is it a gang king and a princess taking names at any cost, careening out of control until they reach their bitter end? Chances[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide

In his impressively ambitious project, director Richard Linklater has created a film that uses the same cast over 12 years.

Movie Review: ‘Boyhood’

★★★★★ There are few stories in Hollywood as ubiquitous as the coming of age drama. These kinds of stories — depicting snapshots of the intersection of childhood and adulthood — are compelling in their intense relatability. Everyone has had a first love, a first heartbreak, a first chance to make[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 1 comment Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
TV Review: ‘Houdini’

TV Review: ‘Houdini’

★★☆☆☆ A scene opens on a tall bridge, a muscular yet gawky brunette man covered with chains, a frozen river with a small hole in the surface, a large crowd: There are plenty of things that could be happening here, but the opening scene of the History Channel’s newest fictional[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide