The Age of Jazz at the National Portrait Gallery

By Piero Filpi      A riveting and exciting sound the world had never heard before: jazz. The music defied traditional teachings that stemmed from Europe. When taken seperately, the use of “blue” notes, that is, a minor sound where a major note should be expected, improvisation, and deep emotion that came out of the musical Read More …

Pinkerton Goes Platinum

By: Iain Higgins Post-grunge alternative rock fans can always rely on Weezer. The White Album is Weezer’s new addition to their extensive list of albums, and it hits hard with catchy hooks and cohesive riffs. Rivers Cuomo, Weezer’s slightly nerdy, yet somehow effortlessly cool front-man leads the charge in their explosive beginning. Their debut album, Read More …

Preview of Sense and Sensibility

By: Katarina Ivancik Opening the Folger Theatre’s fall season is Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. The Folger Theatre website summarizes the play beautifully in its overview, “Reason and passion collide in Jane Austen’s beloved tale of sisterhood and romance.  When sudden financial straits force the Dashwood family to move to a distant cottage, Read More …

Dramaturgy Student Wins Prize Promoting Women Playwrights

By Maria Rodriguez With a name like Catholic University, and a Drama department named for it’s founder, a priest, one might not at first guess look at the Hartke Theater as a source of advocacy for women playwrights. Lindsay Adams, female playwright and Catholic University graduate student in the MFA playwrighting program, has challenged that Read More …

The Reduced Shakespeare Company – A Poetic Review

by Maria Rodriguez No other stage could be filled with such glee As one with the Reduced Shakespeare Company! This band of brothers to the Folger said A long lost first play was found from, now dead, William Shakespeare, who as a youth, Penned a manuscript of such length – uncouth – In a story Read More …