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BET-FILMS | “What Men Want,” directed by Adam Shankman and starring Taraji P. Henson, above, details what happens when a woman suddenly gains the power to hear exactly what the men around her are thinking, with unexpected results. Henson and Shankman collaborated extensively to figure out what cast would be best for the reimagined film.

Henson, Shankman Discuss New Film, Diversity

“What Men Want” is refreshing and honest; it delves into issues that the film industry and the world have been constantly grappling with. A reimagining of the nearly 20-year-old Mel Gibson film “What Women Want,” the remake uses the premise of accidentally gaining the ability to read the opposite gender’s[Read More…]

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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…]

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Ye Bin Won

AFTER HOURS: Zenebech Celebrates Classic Ethiopian Cuisine

At an Ethiopian or Eritrean table, a meal isn’t a meal without injera: a thin, spongy flatbread made of teff flour, a type of grain found in Eastern Africa. In many homes, the stew, vegetables and meat are arranged on top of the injera itself, rolled into small morsels, before[Read More…]

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Kathryn Baker

NOVEL IDEAS: ‘44 Scotland Street’ Offers a Locale Defined by Its People

I have never been a spontaneous, go-with-the-flow person, and now that I’ve been in St. Andrews, Scotland, for a month I’m relieved to say that I have finally established a weekly routine. My Mondays are mostly free and devoted to readings and research. I attend Zumba on Tuesdays, orchestra on[Read More…]

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RYOT FILMS | Spanning decades and featuring communities from across the globe, the Academy Award nominees for best short-subject documentary hone in on issues of social crisis and justice. Each short documentary takes a closer look at social issues that affect millions, but “Black Sheep” appears to be the frontrunner for the Academy Award.

Oscar-Nominated Shorts Tackle Global Social Issues

The 2019 Academy Award nominees for best short-subject documentary take storytelling to new heights with eye-opening subjects, impressive camerawork and nods to unsung heroes. All  five films address past or present social crises, from pre-World War II Nazism in the United States to human trafficking in modern day Africa. This[Read More…]

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@MAROON5/INSTAGRAM | While the much-maligned NFL opted for a seemingly safe choice in Maroon 5 to headline the halftime show, the decision ended up backfiring as the group delivered an underwhelming performance. The brief cameos of rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi did little to rescue the band’s incredibly forgettable show.

Maroon 5 Disappoints in Lackluster Halftime Show

The Super Bowl halftime show has produced some of the most iconic moments in NFL history, including Michael Jackson’s jaw-dropping performance in 1993 and Beyoncé’s impeccably choreographed display in 2013. Given the many public relations storms that have been wreaking havoc over the NFL’s reputation, however, such as Nike’s ad[Read More…]

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ALLISON HERR/THE HOYA | Black Movements Dance Theatre will open its upcoming spring showcase, “Jubilation!” next week on Feb. 15 and 16. The show, which will feature roughly nine pieces, seeks to examine the idea of joy through its various pieces as a departure from its previous, heavier shows. The captivating dances are a combination of student, faculty and guest choreography.

BMDT Explores Joy in Upcoming Show ‘Jubilation!’

Black Movements Dance Theatre’s upcoming performance is a captivating examination of the many shapes joy can take. The performance is a showcase of roughly nine dances — this number is subject to change by the time of the show — embodying the show’s name, “Jubilation!” Aliyah Williams (SFS ’20), student[Read More…]

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Despite End of Shutdown, Effects Persist for Museums

Despite End of Shutdown, Effects Persist for Museums

For most of January, one of the single most significant sources of knowledge in the world was sealed behind “sorry, we’re closed” signs. The largest museum and research complex in the world, the Smithsonian Institution, closed Jan. 2 as a result of the government shutdown that began Dec. 22 after[Read More…]

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…]