Reviews and think pieces on music, movies, art, and theater.
My Policeman ensures that despite their relationship’s foretold end, viewers will experience the heartbreak alongside the characters as they attempt to navigate the ramifications of the 1950s’ restrictive social culture.
Despite his rising popularity, Kahan’s latest album is undeniably authentic in its depiction of coming of age in small-town New England.
As the lights went out and the onstage screen lit up, it became clear that this was more than just an exhibition of music—it was an immersive drag experience.
If watching George Clooney and Julia Roberts play beer pong was not on your 2022 bingo card, you are not alone.
The band has figured out how to cut to the point without getting lost in the details.
But on the darkly mysterious Midnights, Swift uses the vulnerability of the late night to reflect on these raw emotions.
Mask and Bauble’s Love’s Labour’s Lost puts a joyful spin on one of Shakespeare’s more obscure comedies
Mask and Bauble’s take on Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost is a commentary on the dynamics of love and gender.
Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 of Drag Race royalty will be bringing the North American tour of her latest album Red 4 Filth (2022) to The Howard Theatre.
Lovato’s Holy Fvck tour is one of healing, catharsis, and rebirth, all delivered through her natural stage presence and breathtaking vocals.
But the film truly shines when dissecting the economic value of beauty as it exists today with Instagram influencers and their ilk.
On (self-titled) (2022), Mumford doesn’t need to reinvent; he explores, reflects, and reveals his individual artistry.
Malone provided an exciting concert that gave D.C. the opportunity to let loose and sing along on a Tuesday night in October.
Coupled with electropop instrumentals, Hold the Girl humanizes Sawayama; on her 14-track album, Sawayama holds a light to her past pain and current healing.
While the movie may be entertaining, it isn’t engrossing: its biggest shortcoming is prioritizing style while not having enough substance.
Latour is one of the freshest faces in the pop scene right now with her psychedelic aesthetic and distinct vocals and lyrical style.
Discussions of loneliness and niceness and greatness all weave together to produce a profoundly philosophical masterpiece.
In this film, narrative doesn’t just take a backseat to style; it’s not even allowed in the car.
Though both of his albums are musically and thematically lighthearted, Verdes elevates HDTV through experimentation with new sounds.
Shawn Mendes as a singing crocodile is objectively absurd, and yet, I loved it.
From their first album, 2017’s Brutalism, Bristol-based outfit IDLES established themselves as a punk band driven by one vital goal: cultivating joy and compassion in a painful and unjust world.