A Review of Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN

by Piero Filpi          Before “HUMBLE.” decided to blow everyone’s speakers out two week ago, we hadn’t heard much from Kendrick Lamar. Last Spring, Kendrick gave us untitled unmastered., a surprise release with a list of nameless tracks, only distinguishable by the number that followed the word “untitled.” The album was good, coming with the classic Read More …

North Carolina Symphony Performs Indie-Classical Mash-up

by Maria Rodriguez Ever seen a full-fledged symphony organized in an art gallery for a contemporary classical concert? Thursday, April 29, the North Carolina Symphony pulled in prominent current composers, Caroline Shaw and Sarah Kirkland Snider, along with indie pop singers Shara Nova, Michael Stith, and Padma Newsome from the band The National, for a Read More …

19th Century Paris and Cristen Conger

By Daniela Sol        In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Phillips Collection, a gallery in downtown DC, held a gallery conversation last Thursday. Feminist activist, Cristen Conger, welcomed their new exhibit displaying Toulouse Lautrec’s vibrant portrayal of exuberant late 19th century Parisian art scenes. The conversation focused on topics related to female celebrities’ power Read More …

Antigonón at the Kennedy Center

By Rachel Gallagher        Antigonón, un contingente épico—a Cuban take on the Greek tragedy Antigone—expresses the complex identity of Cuba both past and present, through bold artistic expression.        Antigonón, un contingente épico was performed at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater March 21-22, 2017 by Teatro El Público, a Havana based theatre company founded by Read More …

What to Watch: The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

by Rachel Gallagher         From March 14th – 26th various embassies, libraries, museums, theaters, and universities will be  hosting screenings of environmentally-themed films for the 25th Anniversary of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF).  The Environmental Film Festival is “the longest-running environmental film festival in the United States,” according to their website. Read More …

Heaven at The Barber of Hell’s Bottom

by Piero J Filpi          Before the Civil War, the area located near 8th Street NE and P was referred to as “Hell’s Bottom.” Similar to Daredevil’s rendition of Hell’s Kitchen in New York, the D.C. area was riddled with crime throughout the 1850’s and 1860’s. Walking into the Barber of Hell’s Bottom, a Read More …