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Shining Light on a Revolution

Revolution. Dismantlement. Recovery. Election. This is the way much of the world has viewed the political upheaval in the Middle East, particularly in Egypt: like a never-ending newsreel, one event after another. However, the fragile situation in Egypt is very real, vibrant and eerie at the same time. It is[Read More…]

by February 9, 2012 0 comments The Guide

‘Luck’: A Good Bet for Best New Show

Trying to find a new television show to watch? All out of luck? Well, here is the answer to your problems:”Luck.” Puns aside, the simple fact of the matter is that “Luck” is the best new television show since, likely, HBO’s own “Boardwalk Empire” premiered in 2010. And was there[Read More…]

by February 9, 2012 0 comments The Guide

This is Why America Eats

It was no coincidence that America Eats opened last year on July 4. Yet another culinary creation of José Andrés (Jaleo, Cafe Atlantico), this eatery offers diners a modern take on fine dining from America in the 1930s. Coinciding with the opening of the exhibit at the National Archives of the same name,[Read More…]

by February 3, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Take a Short Trip South of the Border

Take a Short Trip South of the Border

After a long week of hard work, I crave nothing more on a Friday night than a full-on Mexican feast. Sure, Georgetown has a few choices to appeal to Mexican food fanatics with Chipotle and Qdoba on M Street and Los Cuates further up Wisconsin, but none of the choices truly appeases my hunger[Read More…]

by February 2, 2012 0 comments The Guide
‘The Vow’ Falls Short on Romantic Promise

‘The Vow’ Falls Short on Romantic Promise

Since The Vow features a melodramatic plot of everlasting true love, I would have guessed that it would be yet another movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. After all, both of its lead actors — Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams — are all too well-known for their respective roles in Dear Johnand The[Read More…]

by February 2, 2012 0 comments The Guide

New Flick Not Worth a Dime

Until now, I’ve only given one movie — out of the two dozen or so films I’ve reviewed for the guide over the last few years — a rating of one star. That review, in case you’re wondering, was for a mercifully forgotten British war film called Centurion. The only compliment I could[Read More…]

by February 1, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Somber Alt-Rocker Smolders With Passion

Somber Alt-Rocker Smolders With Passion

With Ryan Adams’ 13th studio album, Ashes and Fire, the only fire that listeners will encounter is the slow and steady burn of flames in a cozy fireplace. Adams has returned to the most basic forms of music and has presented an album dominated by stripped-down acoustic songs. Ashes and Fire is[Read More…]

by October 14, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Make Way for DC’s Next Italian Hotspot

Make Way for DC’s Next Italian Hotspot

Looking for somewhere to go when your family is in town? Want to venture outside of the Georgetown bubble? If you are exploring the monuments or Capitol Hill, Potenza is a great place to dine. Located just two blocks from the White House, on the corner of 15th and H Streets Potenza boasts a spacious dining[Read More…]

by October 7, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Inspiring Drama Finds Humor in Unlikely Places

Inspiring Drama Finds Humor in Unlikely Places

Going into the movie theater, I knew that 50/50 was a comedy. However, Jonathan Levine’s new film is not your typical blockbuster comedy; it mingles the gravity of real-life events with the humor people bring to them in order to pull through. Needless to say, you would never expect to leave the[Read More…]

by September 30, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Indie Soloist Shines Brightly in Fourth Album

Indie Soloist Shines Brightly in Fourth Album

While the name Leslie Feist may not ring any bells for many listeners, her music certainly will.  Performing under the mononym Feist, she released her first album, 2007’sThe Reminder, to near-universal critical acclaim. It garnered that praise for its mellow, bubble-gum singles, especially the infectious “1234” (also known as, “that song from the iPod Nano commercials”).[Read More…]

by September 30, 2011 0 comments The Guide