Tag: House of Cards

<i>Kleptocracy</i> Engages the Unknown

Kleptocracy Engages the Unknown


The District is about to devour Kleptocracy. Arena Stage’s latest production, which runs through Feb. 24, is the world premiere of a play set in 1990s Russia that depicts the rise of Vladimir Putin (Christopher Geary) and his struggle for power against crude oil oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky (Max Woertendyke). Kleptocracy feeds the Trump-age hunger for…

<i>Mary Queen of Scots</i> is an Uneven, but Enjoyable Period Drama

Mary Queen of Scots is an Uneven, but Enjoyable Period Drama


Mary Queen of Scots is an entertaining, but ultimately uneven period drama. It has gorgeous costumes, a wonderful pair of lead actresses, some genuinely compelling palace intrigue, and a few moments of inspired storytelling. However, the overall product feels disjointed and unnecessarily modernist, given the numerous, odd attempts by the filmmakers to update the story….

Season 3 of <i>House of Cards</i> Rises to the Top

Season 3 of House of Cards Rises to the Top


Everyone’s favorite murdering, conniving, scheming, lying, and manipulating politician is back! Netflix’s hit series House of Cards released its third season on Friday, February 27th. After two seasons of political intrigue and machinations, Francis (Frank) J. Underwood has finally climbed to the top of America’s government, but now must face attacks from all sides as…

Is TV Better than Movies?

Is TV Better than Movies?


It’s a great time to be an avid fan of television. We live in a golden age of TV, where you can throw a stone and hit at least three quality shows. With networks like HBO, AMC and the BBC offering up programs that garner both critical and popular acclaim, there certainly is no shortage…

A House of Cards : DC and the Media

A House of Cards : DC and the Media


Note: This article contains spoliers from the second season of House of Cards.  William Shakespeare’s Richard III has sat on my bookshelf gathering dust all summer. In the spirit of those lackadaisical few months before a return to Georgetown, who needs the Bard when you have Netflix—especially when one of the site’s best original offerings, the Emmy-lauded House…

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