Melissa Turley

Tickets to a cheap and easy night

While not quite Broadway prices, D.C. theater tickets can put a serious dent in the collegiate budget. Thankfully, many District thespian hot spots offer young theatergoers discounts on select showings. Washington National Opera The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St., NW Generation O at the Washington National Opera is the […]

Restaurant Review: Ted’s Bulletin

Dinner and a movie has been a classic date combo since the dawn of the silver screen. Ted’s Bulletin, an old-fashioned Eastern Market restaurant, channels old-world Hollywood to enhance the traditional tryst, playing film classics like “Casablanca” as diners nosh on heaping portions of food. The restaurant’s décor follows a pre-Depression theme, displaying ornate ceiling […]

Reeling in 20 years of LGBT cinema

A CVS stands today in place of the small art house theater where the first Reel Affirmations film festival took place 20 years ago. The stigma of sexually permeated the festival’s inaugural year. Patrons of the Reel Affirmations film festival, a non-profit, all-volunteer celebration of LGBT film, were hesitant to add their names to the […]

Unafraid to occupy

Angered by perceived economic greed, Bhaskar Sunkara is standing up to corporations in D.C. and New York City. Emboldened activist and native New Yorker, Sunkara has joined hundreds of others in Occupy D.C. and Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. Last weekend, Sunkara got his first taste of the movement, joining the thousands of protestors who watched […]

Penn Quarter celebrates District culture

Arts on Foot got people walking. The three-by-two block radius at the center of Penn Quarter was filled with artists, vendors, restaurateurs and D.C. residents looking to enjoy the first sunny day the District has offered all week. People meandered through various food and craft vendors selling everything from handmade jewelry made from discarded nuts […]

Freshman puts presidential hopes into (very) early action

Audrey Richards started her presidential campaign in the fourth grade. Not for president of the debate team or color guard, but for president of the United States. “I think my generation really has a lot to offer and I think I would bring out the best qualities in the government,” Richards said. The determined freshman […]