Anne Paglia

Anne graduated from the College, studying English. She enjoyed writing for Leisure and still enjoys long walks on the beach.


Change in the district: The price of going cashless

“No Cashew Money,” reads a sign in the window of the fast-casual salad chain Sweetgreen. At Sweetgreen’s 12 D.C. locations, as well as many of their national storefronts, cash is... Read more


Two Trains Running Meanders to a Comfort Food Finish at Arena Stage

The agitation that shook the 1960s doesn’t rattle Memphis Lee’s diner, or any on-stage portion of Two Trains Running, yet there’s a sense that change is approaching at breakneck speed.... Read more


Critical Voices: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Wrong Creatures

Art can find purpose by offering cultural commentary, and the possibilities to do so abound in today’s sociopolitical climate. But instead of capitalizing on the issues, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club... Read more

Carrying On

Carrying On: Selective Memories on Thanksgiving

“Our smallest Thanksgiving yet.” My dad’s gaze fell from the webcam, and my stomach dropped along with it, sunk by guilt. A hemisphere away, my chair would be one of... Read more


Critical Voices: Arcade Fire, Everything Now

During the past few months, there were indications that Arcade Fire was nearing the brink of a 2007-Britney-Spears style meltdown. In addition to developing a tendency to refer to their... Read more

Halftime Leisure

The Weekly List: Coming to the District, Fall 2017

  Thinking about dropping serious cash on overpriced tickets to see the Foo Fighters (The Anthem, October 12) and Lady Gaga (Verizon Center, November 19) this fall? Considering seeing one... Read more


Concert Review: Jack Johnson

During Jack Johnson’s performance at the Merriweather Pavillion on June 11, one thing became clear: Johnson is a far cry from the typical, moody rockstar. If his modest amble toward... Read more


Concert Preview: Jack Johnson, June 11, Merriweather Post Pavilion

As part of his North America Summer Tour, singer-songwriter Jack Johnson will be performing at Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 11. The summer tour will be Johnson’s first full-length tour since... Read more


Concert Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Verizon Center, April 12

Performing in an arena and engaging a 20,000 person audience is no easy task, but at the Verizon Center on Wednesday, April 12, the Red Hot Chili Peppers made it... Read more


Hook, Line, and Slasher: Hookman is Terrific and Terrifying

By spilling forth everything meant to be contained in the fragile receptacles of human bodies—blood, guts, brains, you name it—the slasher genre appeals to the perverse in people. Hookman, the... Read more