Articles by: Sarah Cammarota

Vice Studios | “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” documents the perils of advertising through social media influencers with the failure of the Fyre Festival. When guests landed on the Bahamian district of Exuma, they were met with surprise, as the island was filled with disaster relief tents and inadequate food and water supplies.

‘Fyre’ Documents, Downplays Viral Festival Failure

★★★☆☆ Netflix’s new documentary “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” documents the mishap of Fyre Festival, a fraudulent music festival that advertised luxury on a private island in the Bahamas but eventually left festivalgoers stranded on the little Bahamian district of Exuma in 2017. The documentary was released four[Read More…]

by January 24, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
Shanika Hopson

DC Jazz Landscape Adapts to Evolving Challenges

Despite being a fixture of Washington, D.C.’s rich and multifaceted history of jazz for almost a century, the Bohemian Caverns finally shut down in the face of financial struggle that had plagued the establishment for decades. Once a hub for jazz legends in the 20th century like Billie Holiday, Louis[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Car Seat Headrest Rocks Bodies and Minds at the 9:30 Club

Car Seat Headrest Rocks Bodies and Minds at the 9:30 Club

Rarely in an era where flawless stage presence seems to be the par excellence of live performance will a band forgo pyrotechnics and flashy outfits for flailing limbs and crunchy guitars. Although Car Seat Headrest unassumingly took the stage at the 9:30 Club on Sept. 19 outfitted like a high[Read More…]

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Concerts, Music, The Guide
GIANT NATIONAL BARBECUE BATTLE

Celebrate Pride, Barbecue at District Festivals

Capital Pride Festival 2018 marks the 43rd anniversary of Washington, D.C.’s Capital Pride Festival. The festival is sponsored by Capital Pride Alliance, a nonprofit organization based in the D.C. area that serves the LGBTQ community through educational events, community celebrations and festivals. For four days each summer, Capital Pride Alliance[Read More…]

MGMT

Concert Review: MGMT at The Anthem

MGMT brought a refreshing nonchalance and whimsical sense to The Anthem on March 15, marrying a subdued stage presence with playful oddities like its lead singer on an exercise bike and a cameo by a child-sized piano. The indie duo, composed of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden, is on tour[Read More…]

by March 26, 2018 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA

Georgetown’s Language Landscape Promotes Multiculturalism

Since Georgetown University’s founding in 1789, the school has encouraged students and faculty members to broaden their worldviews and dedicate themselves to others, regardless of cultural and linguistic differences. Back then, the university offered language courses in Spanish, French and English for nonnative speakers, even publishing a pamphlet for prospective[Read More…]

MGMT

Album Review: ‘Little Dark Age’

★★★☆☆ MGMT’s 2018 album “Little Dark Age” follows in the vein of the spaced-out indie-pop that rocketed the band to stardom 11 years ago. However, while the project almost succeeds in reviving the duo’s early retro-synth success, it struggles to find its own identity. MGMT, which the friends Andrew VanWyngarden[Read More…]

by February 12, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide