Arts & Entertainment

JACK COLAVITA FOR THE HOYA

JPEGMAFIA Exhilarates Crowd With Frenzied Energy

In the basement of the Songbyrd Music House in Adams Morgan, red lights reflected off a low ceiling, illuminating the crowd as it eagerly awaited Baltimore experimental rapper JPEGMAFIA. He is currently on tour in the United States and Canada. Songbyrd is a small venue, and its 200-attendee capacity creates[Read More…]

CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA

Drake Outshines Migos at Capital One Arena

In 2013, Drake propelled rap trifecta Migos to superstardom when he put his verse on the group’s trap anthem “Versace (Remix).” Now, Migos share tour headlines with their benefactor. Yet the audience reaction to the “Aubrey and the Three Amigos” tour solidifies Drake as the real star, while Migos are[Read More…]

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Concerts, Music, The Guide
CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA

A Star Was Born at Georgetown: An Interview With Bradley Cooper

Ask Georgetown students about their favorite alumni and, odds are, many will name Bradley Cooper (COL ’97). The film icon began his career with a 1999 television guest role in “Sex and the City” and made his film debut in 2001 as Ben in “Wet Hot American Summer.” Cooper is[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 1 comment Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA

Elegant Decor, Unsatisfying Meals at the Tavern

★★★☆☆ 3139 M Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007 Located near the bustling intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, America Eats Tavern is an acceptable restaurant to experience American seafood, barbecue and salads with a variety of beverages and desserts. The restaurant’s owner, José Andrés, is an internationally renowned chef[Read More…]

A SIMPLE FAVOR

Movie Review: ‘A Simple Favor’

 ★★★★☆ “You can get close to her, but you can never quite reach her,” Sean Townsend explains about his wife, Emily Nelson. Illustrating the enigmatic Emily, Sean, played by Henry Golding, alludes to the overall essence of Paul Feig’s film “A Simple Favor.” Stylish, twisted and surprisingly comical, “A Simple[Read More…]

ALEXANDRA BRUNJES

OUT OF OFFICE: Transient Permanence

College is a time of disguised instability. At 18 years old, four years in one place seems like a long time, but it isn’t. Each fall when we move into dorm rooms, we hang up posters and register for classes and take another step toward independence and adulthood. Part of[Read More…]

KATHRYN BAKER FOR THE HOYA

At The Anthem, Miguel Transcends Concert Conventions

It is rare for a musician to tour for the sole purpose of self-expression, without the strings of album promotion, merchandising or publicity; then again, California-based blues-funk-rock singer Miguel is not your average musician. As he pivoted across The Anthem’s stage on Tuesday night, Miguel appeared to be in his[Read More…]

MAGGIE ROGERS

The Sound of Equality: Women Take the Stage at All Things Go Fall Classic Music Festival

This year, Ariana Grande proclaimed that God is a woman. Cardi B topped the charts with the Latin-inspired banger “I Like It.” Beyoncé strode onto the main stage at Coachella, to the applause of thousands of fans. In many ways, women are the heart and soul of popular music. Yet[Read More…]

ZENITH GALLERY

‘What’s Real to You’ at the Zenith Gallery Explores Realism and the Human Form

Walking into the Zenith Gallery’s Iris Street location in northwest Washington, D.C., can feel a little like accidentally falling down a rabbit hole and finding yourself in Wonderland. From the sidewalk, it looks like a suburban house with a mown lawn, the door left unlocked. Crossing the threshold is thus[Read More…]

by August 29, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
GINO SRJDAN YEVDJEVICH, SINGER OF KULTUR SHOCK. ALI ENRIGHT/THE HOYA

Sarajevo Beer Festival Brings Audiences Together With Cold Brews, Punk and Hip-Hop

The Sarajevo Beer Festival, commonly abbreviated as SBF, drew both old and young attendees, and Bosnian locals rubbed shoulders with tourists from all over the world. The festival embodied a combination of old and new, East and West and familiarity and difference. As Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital city, Sarajevo is[Read More…]