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Victoria’s Secrets: Reward Yourself With Yellow

Victoria’s Secrets: Reward Yourself With Yellow

By Victoria Freeman April 20, 2023

In the third episode of “Victoria’s Secrets,” host Victoria Freeman (CAS ’26) gives a review of Yellow, a new Levant-inspired coffee shop in the Georgetown neighborhood. Take a listen to Freeman’s...

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Victoria’s Secrets: Cheer for King Lear

By Victoria Freeman March 23, 2023

In the second episode of “Victoria’s Secrets,” host Victoria Freeman (CAS ’26) reviews Shakespeare Theatre Company’s current production of “King Lear,” which is running from Feb. 23 to April...

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Stays True to Franchise Hallmarks

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Stays True to Franchise Hallmarks

By James Pocchia January 19, 2022

★★★★☆ The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest offering hit theaters this past December, and critics and audiences alike have given it unprecedented praise. Directed by Jon Watts, “Spider-Man:...

ELECTRIC PANDA ENTERTAINMENT | Powered by a touching and powerful performance by lead actress Tiffany Chu, Ms. Purple offers meditations on the idea of care for family in an increasingly modernizing age and grapples with possible solutions to the pressing problem.

‘Ms. Purple’ Spotlights Themes of Love and Family

By James Kim September 27, 2019

★★★★☆ Complex and moving ruminations on the meaning of family along with impressive acting by Tiffany Chu make “Ms. Purple” a touching and heart-wrenching gem. However, the movie still...

MONKEY PAW PRODUCTIONS | Establishing Jordan Peele as one of the strongest directors of his generation, Us offers a scathing commentary on class and privilege while avoiding becoming pedantic. With standout performances by Lupita Nyongo and Winston Duke, Us will keep audiences thinking about its central metaphor even after the film ends.

‘Us’ Critiques Society Using Horror Genre

By Sean Fulmer March 28, 2019

★★★★★ The highly anticipated Jordan Peele film “Us” holds a mirror up to society, revealing the terrifying consequences of its actions. This horror masterpiece crafts a brilliant rumination...

Vanity Fair Adaptation Stays True to Heart of Play

‘Vanity Fair’ Adaptation Stays True to Heart of Play

By Anastasia Armendariz March 28, 2019

“I never blush,” declares the smirking Becky Sharp, the principal character of Shakespeare Theatre Company’s “Vanity Fair.” Between scholarship, film and even a 2018 Amazon Studios miniseries,...

‘Mapplethorpe’ Fails to Capture Photographer’s Essence

By Charlotte Lindsay March 15, 2019

★★☆☆☆ The eponymous “Mapplethorpe” chronicles the adult life and artistic development of Robert Mapplethorpe, an American photographer who rose to fame in New York City during the...

EMPRESS OF FACEBOOK | Kicking off her new tour at the Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C., Empress Of took the songs from her sophomore album and blended them into each other throughout the set. She mixed and changed her music with an air of coolness and flexibility that created a unique experience within the packed concert venue.

Empress Of Experiments With Her Music at DC Show

By Timothy McNulty February 20, 2019

Electronic and alternative artist Empress Of launched her new tour at the Rock & Roll Hotel on H Street on Feb. 18 after the release of her new album “Us.” Wearing a dress she designed herself...

BET FILMS | Ali Davis, played by Taraji P. Henson, embodies values of a hardworking, empowering and independent woman. After a shaman gives her a strong concotion to drink, Ali  obtains the ability to hear men’s thoughts, revealing their darkest secrets and true desires. “What Men Want” surpasses its predecessor by addressing gender and race.

‘What Men Want’ Highlights Humor, Diversity

By Elfrieda Nwabunnia February 20, 2019

“What Men Want,” the 2019 adaption of the early 2000s Mel Gibson film “What Women Want,” is a sharper, funnier, more inclusive take on the original concept. Directed by Hollywood veteran Adam...

Future and Juice WRLD Lack Chemistry in ‘WRLD on Drugs’

By Allan Navarro October 30, 2018

★★☆☆☆ Future and Juice WRLD’s collaborative mixtape “WRLD on Drugs” sees the Atlanta rap icon Future take a backseat to the up-and-coming Juice WRLD, but lyrical immaturity and a...

The Smith Features Trendy Aesthetics but Serves a Lackluster Lunch

The Smith Features Trendy Aesthetics but Serves a Lackluster Lunch

By Vienna Roche October 10, 2018

★★★☆☆ Although it is a quiet Tuesday when we arrive at The Smith’s U Street location, its wide open facade and dark grout subway tiles make it feel like we have stepped right into an aesthetic...

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George Ezra Takes Lincoln Theatre by Storm

By Arden Fitzpatrick August 30, 2018

British singer-songwriter George Ezra’s April performance at a packed Lincoln Theatre as he continued his U.S. tour promoting his March album, “Staying at Tamara’s,” showcased the captivating energy...

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