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ANNAH OTIS FOR THE HOYA | Two peacocks painted in gold

‘The Peacock Room Revealed’ Showcases Whistler’s Expressive Style

Finally open again after a 35-day government shutdown, the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art is taking advantage of an exhibition change to showcase 19th-century American artist James McNeill Whistler’s beautifully painted “Peacock Room” between now and mid-April. The room is an awe-inspiring testament to Whistler’s ability and the East[Read More…]

Glenn Ligon Reflects on Being Black in America in New Exhibit

Glenn Ligon Reflects on Being Black in America in New Exhibit

As Georgetown University students grapple with an upcoming referendum over financial contributions to descendants of the GU272, Glenn Ligon’s exhibition, “To be a Negro in this country is really never to be looked at,” could not be more timely. The exhibit opened Jan. 24 with a reception at the Maria[Read More…]

ALEXANDRA BRUNJES/THE HOYA | Though The Tavern offers student discounts and other options for the budget-shopper, students often shy away from the storefront. As a branch of Sweetgreen, The Tavern seeks to bring fresh produce to shoppers by working directly with farmers. With the purest intentions and the chicest store, The Tavern is worth a visit.

The Tavern Offers a Reimagined, Upscale Version of Sweetgreen

In 2007, three young Georgetown graduates founded a salad shop called Sweetgreen and opened up its first location within walking distance from their alma mater on M Street. A few months before the unveiling of Sweetgreen’s large Wisconsin avenue location in spring 2017, the original shop closed its doors for[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
Even Without a Host, The Oscars Promise to Make Cinematic History

Even Without a Host, The Oscars Promise to Make Cinematic History

On Sunday, Feb. 24, the movie industry’s biggest names will gather in Los Angeles for the 91st annual Oscar Awards. Following the decade-long tradition, the Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. However, for the first time in almost 30 years, the awards show will be without[Read More…]

by February 6, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
NETFLIX AND NO CHILL: ‘Sex Education’ Depicts Complicated but Realistic Relationships

NETFLIX AND NO CHILL: ‘Sex Education’ Depicts Complicated but Realistic Relationships

Right off the bat, we learn two very important facts after watching the very first scene of “Sex Education”: first, the intensity that the show starts with will surely grab viewers’ attention, and second, British television beats American television by a landslide. Laurie Nun’s “Sex Education” delivers the brutal truth[Read More…]

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Roma’ Dazzles With Deceptively Simple Portrait of Mexico City

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Roma’ Dazzles With Deceptively Simple Portrait of Mexico City

Viewers rarely get to see a film that feels as simple as it does enriching. Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” not only offers this experience, but also creates a quiet, humble sadness whose climax erupts in raw heartbreak. I had heard mixed reviews from friends — while some praised the film as[Read More…]

by February 4, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
ALLISON HERR FOR THE HOYA | While current Hoyas have known only Lauinger Library as the main library on the Hilltop’s campus, two other buildings preceded Lau, which was completed in 1970.

Lauinger Library Offers More Than Meets the Eye

The Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library, universally known as Lau to Georgetown students, provides individual and group study spaces on every floor and stacks of books needed to crank out a 15-page research paper. All day and all night, Lau is bustling with student activity on every level. While most[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 3 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
MAGGIE ROGERS FACEBOOK | While Maggie Rogers showcases impressive vocals on her new album, the overall work falls short because of overproduction and lacking lyrics that do not quite capture the charm of the single that first gave her viral fame, “Alaska.” The single’s feature on the album is a moment of reprieve from otherwise heavily doctored tracks.

Maggie Rogers Soars Too Close to Sun in New Album

★★★½ Maggie Rogers of Easton, Md., is ready to establish herself in the music industry with her new album, “Heard It in a Past Life.” The album marks the artist’s first full-length album after she shot to viral fame in 2016. Rogers’ indie-darling voice is at the forefront of the[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
ANNIE GOTT/THE HOYA | Country singer Kacey Musgraves debuted her first album, “Same Trailer, Different Park,” in 2013 and has only gained popularity since. As demonstrated at her Jan. 24 show at The Anthem, Musgraves’ songs have incorporated more of a disco sound in recent years, which sets her apart from traditional country artists.

Musgraves Brings Vocals, Vibes to The Anthem

Kacey Musgraves had an extremely successful 2018 with the release of her critically acclaimed fourth album “Golden Hour,” and she has shown no sign of slowing down in 2019. Already a fixture on the country scene, Musgraves has undoubtedly expanded her audience with four Grammy nominations this year, including Album[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 1 comment Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
MARIA & ALBERTO DE LA CRUZ GALLERY

GU Hosts Lecture on Crossroads of Arts, Activism

Surrounded by the work of Glenn Ligon, a prominent artist addressing social justice issues, Jennifer DeVere Brody explored the intersection between activism and racial justice through art in a lecture called “Free Form: Art, Activism and Racial Justice” at Georgetown’s Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery on Monday.[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide