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French Art from the 18th to 19th Century

French Art from the 18th to 19th Century

The French pieces at the National Gallery of Art show the progression of art in France during the period of the French Revolution, around the 18th and 19th centuries. It begins with lesser-known 18th-century works and moves on to the impressionism and modernism movements, which include more well-known artists such[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Arts Issue, The Guide
Thai Restaurant Captures Authentic Cuisine

Thai Restaurant Captures Authentic Cuisine

★★★★★ $$ Many restaurants that serve international cuisine tend to stray away from their most basic roots, such as with Mai Thai’s largely Americanized menu. On the other hand, certain restaurants seek instead to serve authentic ethnic cuisine of another country. Soi 38, a new restaurant in Foggy Bottom named[Read More…]

by November 29, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Ouija’

Movie Review: ‘Ouija’

★★★☆☆ Following in the footsteps of “Clue” and “Battleship,” Hasbro has released yet another board-game inspired movie, called “Ouija,” in collaboration with production companies Platinum Dunes and Blumhouse Productions, as well as Universal Pictures. The movie came out just in time for the horror movie season of Halloween. “Ouija” begins[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 0 comments The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Low Down’

Movie Review: ‘Low Down’

★★★☆☆ “Low Down” is a biopic about a pre-teen girl, Amy-Jo Albany (Elle Fanning), who is the only daughter of troubled jazz artist Joe Albany (John Hawkes). Inspired by Amy-Jo’s memoir by the same name, the film depicts her very strange coming-of-age period in the arts scene of Los Angeles.[Read More…]

NICK BIGGS-CHIROPOLOS FOR THE HOYA

FoBoGro offers great convenience to GW students but fails to impress with its mediocre food and slow service.

Foggy Bottom Deli Disappoints With Sandwiches and Service

★★☆☆☆ $ “Cheap and close to campus” were the two criteria for restaurants that two of my friends who attend The George Washington University gave me when I decided to meet up with them for dinner one night. I did a quick online search and found a deli with an[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Album Review: ‘Evergreen’

Album Review: ‘Evergreen’

★★★★☆ After the rise of New Zealander Lorde in the world of American mainstream music last year, more young Kiwis are making their marks, with 19-year-old Georgia and 21-year-old Caleb Nott, a brother-sister band called Broods, just releasing their debut album, “Evergreen.” Georgia is the duo’s main vocalist, while Caleb[Read More…]

NICK BIGGS FOR THE HOYA

The restaurant Tonic serves up a solid brunch for a great price in a historic venue. The much-lauded tater tots are worth a try.

Vintage Pharmacy Space Swaps the Classic Malt for a Modern Brunch

Tonic at Quigley’s Pharmacy 2036 G St. NW ★★★★☆ $$ When one of my high school friends happened to be in Washington, D.C. last Sunday, a few of us who go to Georgetown decided to catch up over a sit-down brunch. We settled on a restaurant in Foggy Bottom called[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
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The backstory of Annabelle, a porcelain doll who made her first appearance in "The Conjuring," is revealed in this horror film prequel.

Movie Review: ‘Annabelle’

★★★☆☆ Positioned as both a prequel and a spinoff of the 2013 horror movie “The Conjuring,” “Annabelle” had high expectations to live up to. The movie focuses on the haunting of a very creepy–looking porcelain doll, which in reality played a small and generally insignificant part in “The Conjuring.” With the[Read More…]

The Art of Arabic Script

The Art of Arabic Script

There are many who see the foreign symbols of the Arabic alphabet as art themselves, in contrast to the bland letters of our own modern English alphabet. The sequences of curves and dots that make up the Arabic figures give it a creative nature. Historically, Persian calligraphers used flat-tipped pens,[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide