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Open to All: The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation by Andrew Doerr

The Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation proves that the amateur music presence in DC is powerful, and all are welcome to become a part...

Tearful Photography at the Katzen by Kendall Breitman

It’s Laurel Nakadate’s party, and she’ll cry if she wants to. In an acknowledgement to loneliness, Nakadate’s photography exhibition “365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears”...

Arias with a Twist by Alex Leidy

Watching Arias with a Twist, I was reminded of nothing so much as the iconic Looney Toons short “Duck Amuck.” For those unfamiliar with...

Black on Black: Rothko’s Re-Imagining of Color by Sarah Amos

Artists and physicists may argue whether or not black is a color, a shade or even the absolute absence of color itself. But the iconic artist Mark Rothko doesn’t see black as any of these single, narrow definitions.

[2011 Competition Winner] Arcade Fire, The Suburbs: Review by Caroline Klibanoff

The literary accompaniment to The Suburbs is found almost too perfectly in William Faulkner’s 1950 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, in which he declared the...

Turner to Cezanne by Annalisa Quinn

"Turner to Cezanne" is a finalist in the 2011 DC Student Arts Journalism Challenge. On loan from the National Museum of Wales, “Turner to Cezanne:...

Turn on, Tune in, and Drop by the National Gallery by Clare Donnelly

We all know what it feels like to be the black sheep – and we can all recall a time when that’s all we...

Must-read

Two Poems by Susan Scheid

Resilience Even the “R” has curvesbends to the groundreboundsjoins the othersto lead the wayon its thin legs The Jade Belt I feel the scales form.First behind my...

Four Poems by Jean Nordhaus

When Horowitzfor my brother When Horowitz played Carnegie for war bondsyou were an ovumswimming through the ovary,a pearl among the roe.Scraps of cloudstruck sharps and...

Three Poems by Lu Pieto

don’t freak me out o pitiful soul trapped in darknessyou’ve been wandering around the drugstore stoned out of your mind for 45 minutes passing the...
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