Emmanuel Elone

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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 everything contained in The Great Gatsby. But what you might have forgotten was the soundtrack to this baccanale, the music that managed to wrangle even…

‘Bountiful Waters’ coy, fluid exhibition

‘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 aquatic life in traditional Japanese art.  Though there is a wide assortment of fish in Japanese waters year-round, such as ayu (sweetfish), tai (seabream), and…

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.

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