Noam Chomsky, linguist at the Massachusetts Institue of Technology and notable political activist, is often considered one of the finest thinkers alive. Michel Gondry, director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, is generally considered to be a bit odd. Together, they make an unusual conversational pair, but that’s exactly […]
When I think of artists with disabilities, I tend to imagine Chuck Close, photorealist artist paralyzed from the waist down, or any other artist with the kind of disability I can visibly see. In/Finite Earth: A National Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities, gives a stage to young artists with disabilities across the spectrum […]
Named after a famous Venetian bridge, Rialto is a welcoming new Georgetown restaurant, fittingly situated a short walk away from C&O Canal. The decor is eclectic, mixing simple wooden tables with ornate chairs resembling medieval thrones. Subtle pink and purple lights dapple the restaurant’s rocky black floor and dark walls. The restaurant is split into […]
Just like all evocative art, really amazing books are impossible to describe. One of those novels is A Naked Singularity, the story of Casi, a 20-year old public defender who has never lost a case. The mind behind this 678-page mammoth? Sergio de la Pava, “a writer that does not live in Brooklyn” according to […]
Spending the holidays with family is a blessing, but there is something magical about experiencing celebrations immersed in another culture. Chances are that while traveling, you’ll find yourself celebrating one day or another, whether it’s a holiday you’re familiar with or one you’ve never heard of before. You’ll probably celebrate holidays that look very much […]
In the 11 years since Boston last released an album, the band has undergone many changes, with the death of their lead singer, Brad Delp, and the addition of new vocalists to fill his place. In the band’s new album, Life, Love & Hope, guitarist and producer Tom Scholz attempts to pull these pieces together […]
It’s not every day you have Green Day’s frontman and Ravi Shankar’s daughter getting together to a record an album, but that’s exactly what happened with Foreverly. The LP is a tribute to early rock and roll group The Everly Brothers and a mixture of classic folk country songs as covered by punk rocker Billie […]
The odds are no longer in Katniss Everdeen’s favor. Darker and more raw than The Hunger Games (2012), Catching Fire captures the emotional aftermath of Katniss’ Hunger Games win and the dangerous ripples of rebellion coursing through Panem.
Sounds become muffled and a silence descends as you walk down the stairs at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery and enter Yoga: The Art of Transformation. Glowing chakras on the floor form a winding path that beckons you in to wander through the art.
“Do you see those eyes in the angel’s wings? I’ve looked around the rest of the pattern, and it’s only here. Do you know what it means?” a stranger asked me.