The ugly truth: Civilized drags society’s dark side into the light
Tucked away on G Street stands Flashpoint Gallery, an art exhibition space that exemplifies the essence of bare-bones minimalism. Uneven concrete floors, metallic bars and wires and bright, powerful lights... Read more
CV: Bulldog Alley Alley Cats, Blind Phyllis
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear “the 1920s?” Many think of the great excess of the prohibition era, of the parties, of the wealth, of basically... Read more
Critical Voices: Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money
In an environment as superficial and generic as the popular music scene has become, it is refreshing to find artists who don’t care how others perceive them. In his new... Read more
‘Bountiful Waters’ coy, fluid exhibition
The traditional Japanese landscape evokes both strength and elegance, the resolute and the graceful. These dueling feelings were omnipresent throughout my time at the Smithsonian’s new exhibition “Bountiful Waters,” exploring... Read more
Ralph Fiennes’s The Invisible Woman, a tale of two biddies
Some imagine Charles Dickens sitting in front of a Victorian desk, armed with quill and parchment, creating his masterpieces. A few might even envision him reciting sections of his work... Read more
Death, be not proud: The Book Thief illustrates Holocaust
Though Nazis burn thousands of novels in The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak’s tale itself is alive and well. An international bestseller for over two hundred weeks, the book sets a high bar for its cinematic interpretation. Director Brian Percival works through the plot of the novel well, but taming a 576-page tome about the power of the written word into a two-hour movie proves a difficult task at best.
Farbiarz illustrates the art of war
Georgetown is a maze of shops and stores that cover every street like a well-worn sweater. Students flock to Safeway for their groceries and to Sweetgreen, Georgetown Cupcakes, and Baked & Wired for their meals and snacks. But there are also thrift shops, used book stores, and art galleries that represent the small, local businesses that reside in the D.C. area. These shops each have their own flare, and Heiner Contemporary—with its newest exhibit “Take Me With You”—is no exception.