Cristina Sciarra

Movie Review: “Penelope”

Once upon a time . in a not so far away land, there lived a young girl who was not very beautiful at all. Her name was Penelope. Born with the face of a pig, Penelope (Christina Ricci) must find a wealthy blue-blood to agree to marry her in order to break a centuries-old family […]

“Juno”: not just a city in Alaska

From her kitchen in Minneapolis, Diablo Cody – blogger, college graduate and former stripper – was skeptical when a man claiming to be a Hollywood producer told her she was funny and should write a screenplay. “Initially I was like, yeah right, who is this guy?” laughs Cody at a recent screening of her film, […]

Zaytinya: worth a trip to Chinatown

Web Extra Two hours after passing through Zaytinya’s double glass doors, I reclined contentedly in my seat. “I can’t eat another bite,” I say, finally resting my fork on the table. “I was full half an hour ago,” my friend quipped. Her eyes rove over our now empty plates, stopping to contemplate a lone piece […]

New restaurant Le Pain Quotidien opens in Georgetown

Boldly printed at the top of their menu, Le Pain Quotidien’s motto reads as follows: “The idea behind Le Pain Quotidien is simply to make a good daily bread, a handmade bread that makes good tartines. Bread not only to nourish the body, but the spirit as well. A bread best shared around a table, […]

What’s on our iPod: Ingrid Michaelson

Ingrid Michaelson is one of a growing number of singer/songwriters quickly gaining popularity with the help of MySpace. The self-proclaimed indie/pop/folk rocker is currently on tour promoting her sophomore album “Boys And Girls,” a compilation of sweet, poppy and introspective tunes. If you like artists such as Regina Spektor, Corinne Bailey Rae or Rachael Yamagata, […]

New film about genocide in Darfur raises awareness

At a D.C. screening of the film “The Devil Came on Horseback,” former U.S. Marine Captain Brian Steidle looked tired, but determined. It was a fitting look after dedicating his whole life to a cause that desperately needed attention. “The Devil Came on Horseback” is the ongoing story of Steidle and his efforts to bring […]