Chloe Popescu

Ten minutes in ‘Takoma Park’

Takoma Park is not Hollywood. Still, the small town in Maryland is the backdrop for a compelling story, says sophomore Vikrum Mathur. Mathur acted in “Takoma Park,” a 10-minute short film which will be showcased at the DC Independent Film Festival on Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m. The film, directed by David Andalman, was […]

Kweller goes country

It is snowing in Omaha on Presidents Day and Ben Kweller says he has not brought along his cowboy hat. Still, as Kweller’s tour bus makes its way toward the District to play show promoting “Changing Horses,” he espouses commitment to the newly released country album’s sound. And to Texas. Kweller will be at the […]

Flamenco! Hit Lisner this weekend for a lesson in Spanish rhythm

Spend your Thursday night dancing flamenco. Seriously. A flamenco dancing event this Thursday, Feb. 5, marks the start of the ninth annual DC Flamenco Festival, hosted at Lisner Auditorium with performances through the month of February. The first installment of the festival is what Lisner is billing as a “community event” – a flamenco dance […]

The audacity of funk

Didn’t score a ticket to GW’s inaugural ball? Spend the evening with the Fort Knox Five and hip-hop legend Afrika Bambaataa. In honor of Barack Obama’s inauguration, Fort Knox Five, a local funk group (think Public Enemy meets A Tribe Called Quest pumped with James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic) is throwing their own inaugural bash, Funk […]

Accessible art

The ideal holiday gift could come in the form of a painting done with a water gun. Or paint-dipped darts. So says Patrick McDonough, a second- year graduate student in studio art at GW. McDonough is displaying works in the student gallery sale – which is intended to become an annual event – held this […]

From pop to politics and back

While the name Peter Max may leave some members of our generation scratching their heads, the rest of the world knows Max as one of the most successful psychedelic artists of the 1960s and ’70s. He has exhibited over 80 one-man museum shows in the last 25 years. He has painted for Presidents Ford, Carter, […]

From hell to the District

Richard Lewis is the interview from hell. The 61-year-old comedian – credited with creating the “from hell” adage – mumbles, speaks at a furious pace and often goes off on tangents. Still, not unlike the Lewis on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” this stream-of-consciousness approach has charm. Lewis will take the stage at Lisner Auditorium on Saturday, […]

Joining forces for ‘soul work’

Collin Stevenson is a cross-country runner, an international affairs student and an ROTC cadet. He also spends his Monday nights shaking awake D.C.’s homeless to deliver them a meal. The senior is involved in a ministry group called the Bethlehem Rebounders. The Rev. Harold Gray, who doubles as a professor at Howard University, started the […]

Professor Yuriko Yamaguchi: A hidden master

Professor Yuriko Yamaguchi’s name precedes her in the art world, with multimedia pieces prominently displayed in many of the nation’s most prestigious museums. But dressed conservatively – and wearing a fanny pack – in her Smith Hall studio, the 60-year-old’s status as a groundbreaking minimalist sculptor is relatively hidden. Yamaguchi teaches “Sculpture I” in room […]