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Gosling Takes a Wild and Dangerous Ride

Opening with a suspenseful car chase, Drive may at first seem to be your typical fast-driving, muscle-car movie. But as soon as the opening credits roll (in a florid, hot pink font) to the tune of an ’80s-inspired electro-pop song, it becomes clear that the drama, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, is not your average[Read More…]

by September 23, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Towne Time: Drink in the New Season With Autumn Brews

Towne Time: Drink in the New Season With Autumn Brews

This past week’s nasty weather has signalled that summer is gone. But there is a silver lining to the dark cloud of Irene’s angry little sister that landed this week: Autumn’s brews have arrived on store shelves. For the first ever Towne Time, 21-and-over Hoya Staffers sampled some of the[Read More…]

by September 9, 2011 0 comments The Guide

New Releases // 9.2.11

“You Make Me Feel” Cobra Starship Single 1 star “You Make Me Feel Good” is one of the dumbest dance songs I’ve ever heard. The beauty of popular dance music is forgetting the lyrics and having a good time getting your groove on; dance songs can be good when they’re[Read More…]

by September 2, 2011 0 comments The Guide

A Good Old-Fashioned Bore-gy

It’s never smart to give a movie a title that can’t be Googled at work without setting SafeSearch to “moderate.” I’d bet A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy will lose 10 to 20 percent of its potential viewers just from uptight people’s embarrassment to say “Hey, let’s go to A Good Old-Fashioned[Read More…]

by September 2, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Folkster Struggles to Stay Afloat on Latest Album

On his second release since 2006’s Gulag Orkestar, Zach Condon — under the moniker of Beirut — demonstrates just how much he has matured in the five years since, in both his songwriting and his lyricism. The Rip Tide is certainly a far more sophisticated and polished album than Orkestar, but in the end struggles[Read More…]

by September 2, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Warning: This Play Might Make You Hot Too

Warning: This Play Might Make You Hot Too

Seldom have I gone into a theater to see a play knowing little about the production and then left in a state of amazement and confusion. The Walsh Black Box Theatre, in which “References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot” is performed, is just down the odd set of stairs[Read More…]

by April 14, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Fill Up for Less at This Mom-and-Pop Empanadas Eatery

Fill Up for Less at This Mom-and-Pop Empanadas Eatery

After spending two weeks’ worth of paychecks at Target in Columbia Heights, I was looking for a quick snack that was cheap but satisfying. Wandering around the area, I stumbled upon a cute little diner with an even cuter name, Julia’s Empanadas. Given the mom-and-pop feel, I envisioned Julia herself[Read More…]

by February 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Beverly Hills Chain Brings Latest Attack in Cupcake Wars

by February 19, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Barbaric Barber Livens Up This Tragicomedy

Barbaric Barber Livens Up This Tragicomedy

Considered by many to be Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” has been adapted many times throughout the 20th century, most recently with the 2007 feature film starring Johnny Depp and the inimitable Helena Bonham Carter. This weekend, the Mask & Bauble Dramatic Society offers[Read More…]

by February 11, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Gastropub Buffet Is Too Much to Stomach

Gastropub Buffet Is Too Much to Stomach

Perhaps if I were more of a soccer — I mean football — fan, I would have enjoyed Ireland’s Four Courts Irish Pub a wee bit more. Not even noon yet, the Arlington pub was already packed with jersey-clad wenty-somethings with bottles of Guinness in hand as they watched Chelsea[Read More…]

by February 10, 2011 0 comments The Guide