Arts & Entertainment

Knives Out: a Celebration of Compassion and Originality

By Noelia Veras Rian Johnson’s latest film, Knives Out, is thrilling, mysterious, and extremely intricate. The film has been compared to the incredibly well renowned works of Agatha Christie. Knives Out has done particularly well with audiences and was nominated for Best Screenplay at the Oscars earlier this year.  The film follows the death of Read More …

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The Songwriter’s Persona

By Claire Prudhomme The Weeknd is an R&B singer notorious for utilizing a variety of genres to conceptualize his music. He released his latest album last Friday and his sales have sky-rocketed since.  In the title track of After Hours, listeners can hear everything they need to be entrapped in The Weeknd’s style and artform. Read More …

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The Bachelor: Pilot Pete Season Update

By: Kat Kaderabek  Petty. Pretentious. Unnecessary. These adjectives come to mind when thinking about this season of ABC’s The Bachelor. Peter Weber’s season has been underwhelming to say the least. Full of petty drama over champagne and narrow-minded gossip, the season has been a disappointment to fans everywhere.  Rather than focusing on serious and shocking Read More …

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John Singer Sargent

By Amanda McShane Ethel Barrymore, charcoal on paper, 1903.  Rev. William Lawrence, charcoal on paper, 1916. The Smithsonian American Art Museum is featuring a new exhibit which showcases American artist, John Singer Sargent, and his charcoal portrait works. The museum showed Sargent’s work in four rooms and the hallway.  There were numerous charcoal portraits of Read More …

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Ho Hey The Lumineers Were in Town

Courtesy of Noelia Veras By Noelia Veras and Regina Vahey Beams of bright lights and folky belts filled the Capital One Arena when The Lumineers performed a sold out show in Washington D.C. on Friday, February 28. The band’s North American tour began on January 30 of this year and will end on June 12 Read More …

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Bandstand: The Musical that has Captured the Hearts of Americans Everywhere

Courtesy of The National Theater DC Press By Julianna Guthrie  The traveling tour of the Tony Award winning musical Bandstand opened yesterday night for a six-night-run at the National Theater in Downtown D.C.  The musical follows the story of a young man by the name of Donny Novitsky, played by Zack Zaromatidis, a World War Read More …

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All The Bright Places Review

Courtesy of www.fanreviewstv.com By Kat Kaderabek All The Bright Places is not the typical teenage romance movie Netflix has become known for producing. Romantic comedies like The Kissing Booth, The Perfect Date, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before are the feel-good, rather generic movies set to entertain the audience. All The Bright Places, Read More …

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire: A Painful and Beautiful Experience

Courtesy of bustle.com By Noelia Veras Céline Sciamma’s latest film, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, has riveted critics and viewers alike with its fascinating storyline and beautiful cinematography. The French film debuted last May at the Cannes Film Festival but first hit theaters in the United States in December.  Portrait of a Lady on Read More …

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Magnificent Obsessions: Why We Collect

Courtesy of Smithsonian Exhibits By Angela Hickey Magnificent Obsessions: Why We Collect is an exhibit of a classical depiction of the human need to impulsively collect, hosted by the National Museum of American History. From national museums to one’s own home, humans have been collecting historical objects for centuries. This exhibit shows the importance of Read More …

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“Birds of Prey” Receives Critical Acclaim During Opening Weekend

Courtesy of Mashable India By Angela Hickey Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey joins the DC cinematic universe, wowing crowds all across America. Birds of Prey was released on February 7 and stars Margot Robbie and continues Harley Quinn’s narrative beyond the Suicide Squad film from 2016. The movie follows Gotham’s famous troublemaker, Harley Quinn, fresh Read More …

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