Amy Guay

<i>The Favourite</i> is a Carnal, Comical Survival of the Fittest

The Favourite is a Carnal, Comical Survival of the Fittest

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12/06/2018

Beneath layers of starched pleats and prim petticoats, the trio of well-stationed women who animate the ornate corridors of director Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest have claws. But this is no mere cat fight: the ladies of Queen Anne’s England are obliged to stay sharp in the scheming context that Lanthimos constructs, a well-bred past wherein the…

Concert Preview: Lake Street Dive, Nov. 9, The Anthem

Concert Preview: Lake Street Dive, Nov. 9, The Anthem

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11/02/2018

Brooklyn-based band Lake Street Dive will bring their soulful blend of jazzy pop to The Anthem on Friday, Nov. 9. With a retro energy that translates into irresistible concerts, the foursome (plus keyboardist Akie Bermiss) merge rock and folk with exuberant performances suited for their playful take on genre-hopping. Free Yourself Up, the band’s second…

Concert Preview: Kali Uchis, Oct. 10, 9:30 Club

Concert Preview: Kali Uchis, Oct. 10, 9:30 Club

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10/01/2018

Four months out from playing a genre defying set at Tennessee’s Bonnaroo (where she was the only lead performer with a Latin radio hit), Colombian-American singer-songwriter Kali Uchis will return to the 9:30 Club with her unique blend of R&B, funk, reggaetón, and West Coast soul. Known for her versatility, Uchis earned acclaim long before…

Boots Riley’s <i>Sorry to Bother You</i> Radicalizes Movie Magic

Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You Radicalizes Movie Magic

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07/27/2018

There is a scene in Sorry to Bother You — the much hyped debut film from multihyphenate screenwriter-director Boots Riley — wherein our protagonist Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) is obliged to perform for wealthy, coked out partygoers. At first, expectations deflate around Cash’s lame attempt at freestyling until he begins half-rapping, half-shouting the n-word over…

Precise and Vivid, <i>Foxtrot</i> is a Striking Love Letter

Precise and Vivid, Foxtrot is a Striking Love Letter

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03/20/2018

Foxtrot begins with a faint. Men in uniform have come to the home of affluent Tel Aviv couple Michael and Dafna (Lior Ashkenazi and and Sarah Adler, respectively), their arrival a tacit announcement of tragedy: Michael and Dafna’s son has fallen in the line of duty. Backdropped by art that looks like grief itself—a framed…

Charlie Visconage on Color, Beginnings, and Doing it All

Charlie Visconage on Color, Beginnings, and Doing it All

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03/02/2018

Charlie Visconage is taking it easy. The 31-year-old Washington artist responsible for Cool Guy Alert!, a Hill Center exhibit on display from Jan. 4 to Feb. 24, recently donated a kidney to his father and is currently in the midst of a gradual recovery. Per doctor’s orders, Visconage has been avoiding lifting heavy objects by…

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