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Concert Preview: Portugal. the Man, Feb. 24, The Anthem

Concert Preview: Portugal. the Man, Feb. 24, The Anthem

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02/20/2018

This Saturday, Portugal. The Man brings their pop-flavored psych rock to DC’s latest venue, The Anthem. They vaulted the alternative charts last summer with their unapologetically retro single, “Feel It Still,” but they refuse to slow down; now they’re travelling the world with a packed tour schedule to plug their latest album, Woodstock. This band…

Historic Presidential Portraits Offer Comfort, Inspiration

Historic Presidential Portraits Offer Comfort, Inspiration

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02/19/2018

By now, the stunning portraits of President Barack Obama and Former First Lady Michelle Obama are all over the internet. We’ve seen the President’s pensive gaze framed with striking green foliage and the First Lady’s undeniable coolness captured in gray and blue. But on the morning of Feb. 12, special guests and members of the…

Joe Biden at the Anthem

Joe Biden at the Anthem

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02/16/2018

In modern America, political discussion has become taboo among friends and family. The country is engulfed in a sense of division that’s unprecedented in modern political history. The US finds itself weakened on the world stage, and our future seems uncertain. The shadow of Donald Trump and the moral corruption of Washington looms large over…

<i>How I Got Over</i>: A Journey from the Depths of Trauma

How I Got Over: A Journey from the Depths of Trauma

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02/16/2018

Trauma cuts through lives, tearing them apart and leaving individuals struggling to put the pieces back together. For Washington-based artist Adrienne Gaither, recovery from trauma is like art: both are “time based processes.” Her latest collection and first solo exhibition, How I Got Over, visualizes her journey toward recovery in a series of geometric paintings…

Deep Dive into <i>Parallel Universe</i>

Deep Dive into Parallel Universe

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02/16/2018

Parallel Universe, ARTECHOUSE’s most recent exhibit presented in partnership with the Turkish art group Ouchhh, is a hypnotic fusion of art and technology defined by its endless dichotomies. Black and white, dark and light, full and empty, everywhere and nowhere—these are the contradictions that give Parallel Universe its untiring dynamism. The exhibit envelops visitors, wrapping…

COIN has Spark, But Misses Brilliance at the 9:30 Club

COIN has Spark, But Misses Brilliance at the 9:30 Club

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02/15/2018

Modern indie rock has graced American airwaves for years and taken a distinct sound since the proliferation of groups like the Lumineers, Vampire Weekend, and Imagine Dragons. In many ways, COIN continues this legacy, bringing the standard four-man rock group to life with vocalist Chase Lawrence, drummer Ryan Winnen, guitarist Joe Memmel, and bassist Zach…

<i>Something Rotten!</i> is Infectious, Breezy Fluff

Something Rotten! is Infectious, Breezy Fluff

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02/15/2018

For much of the first act of Something Rotten!—the Tony-nominated musical comedy about two Renaissance-era brothers who can’t seem to escape William Shakespeare’s long shadow—our playwright protagonist Nick Bottom (Rob McClure) is down on his luck. Facing the bankruptcy of the troupe he manages with his poet brother Nigel (Josh Grisetti) and unable to provide…

Preview: Pod Save the People, Feb. 18, Lincoln Theater

Preview: Pod Save the People, Feb. 18, Lincoln Theater

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02/14/2018

Hosted by civil rights activist and organizer DeRay McKesson, Pod Save the People provides sanity and direction for those of us who feel lost in the immensity of current events by taking a deeper dive into the historical context of injustices that manifest in the society we see today. McKesson’s weekly podcast discusses the intersection…

Concert Preview: STRFKR, Feb. 17, 9:30 Club

Concert Preview: STRFKR, Feb. 17, 9:30 Club

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02/13/2018

Despite their best attempts in choosing a name that is both anti-fame and unfit for radio broadcast, STRFKR’s unique brand of dark, indie-pop dance music has earned them a wide and devoted following in the alternative music scene today. Their latest release, Being No One, Going Nowhere, builds on this success, matching meaningful lyrical content…

Beauty and Empathy in <i>A Fantastic Woman</i>

Beauty and Empathy in A Fantastic Woman

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02/09/2018

From Sebastian Lelio, the director of Gloria (2013), comes a highly anticipated movie nominated for this year’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Featuring Daniela Vega, Chile’s first openly transgender actress, A Fantastic Woman creates a ground-breaking platform for new ideas about beauty and strength, particularly within the transgender community. While it centers around…

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