Entertainment

"Downton Abbey" is a royal success

By Shifra Dayak | Sept. 24, 2019, 1:17 p.m.

Fans of the British TV series "Downton Abbey" have been eagerly awaiting the film version's release since it was announced in July 2018 and they will be glad to know it doesn't disappoint.


Viewers will wish that "47 Meters Down" hadn't been "Uncaged"

By Lucie Peyrebrune | Aug. 20, 2019, 8:55 p.m. | In Movies »

Complete with clichéd dialogue, poorly-developed characters and a predictable plot, "47 Meters Down: Uncaged" is exactly what one would expect from a shark movie.


"The Art of Racing in the Rain" is a shower of boredom

By Vivian Li | Aug. 13, 2019, 9:50 a.m. | In Movies »

The movie's narration by a dog falls short of successful


Hobbs and Shaw prove to be both fast and furious

By Shruti Chauhan | Aug. 12, 2019, 7:26 p.m. | In Movies »

Step aside, Bonnie and Clyde… there’s a new dynamic duo in town. Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) prove that there is no situation they cannot get out of in “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw.”


"Brian Banks" is worth the bank

By Billy Scott | Aug. 12, 2019, 1:25 p.m. | In Movies »

Tom Shadyac's directing causes a rollercoaster of emotions


Movies

“Once Upon a Time…” in Tarantino’s childhood

By Mercedes Pierce | July 30, 2019, 9:36 a.m.

The classic Tarantino movie’s nuanced nostalgia may be lost on some


The Lion (Rema)King

By Yuri Kim | July 22, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Disney’s latest live-action movie depicts realistic animals for an unrealistic direction


Yesterday will be forgotten tomorrow

By Joy Xu | July 20, 2019, 12:46 p.m.

Thousands of teenage girls have dreamed about being a part of The Beatles since the group’s inception in 1960. Yesterday certainly tries to fulfill that fantasy on the big screen.


Spider-Man: Far From Home(coming)

By Rajit Mukhopadhyay | July 11, 2019, 12:25 a.m.

The latest Marvel film is a shaky kickoff to a new era


Men in Black: International is where humor comes to die

By Boaz Yoo | June 22, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

"The universe has a way of leading you to where you are supposed to be at the moment you are supposed to be there," Agent T (Liam Neeson) says knowingly. But Men in Black (MIB): International is far from where audiences should be as they peruse the wide selection of films at the nearest theatre.


Music

God's Favorite Customer is Father John Misty's coming of age

By Nene Narh-Mensah | June 14, 2018, 12:04 a.m.

Misty delivers a deeply introspective view in his latest album


Chance the Rapper colors outside the lines in his World Tour

By Lauren Frost | Oct. 29, 2016, 11:30 p.m.

In The Magnificent Coloring World Tour, Chance the Rapper took the audience on an emotional journey through his music by featuring songs from all three of his mixtapes, as well as his joint album with The Social Experiment in a concert experience that can't be forgotten.


The swirling sounds of jazz

By Lauren Frost | April 30, 2016, 1:10 p.m.

Enjoy these sounds in the playlist included in this article to finish off Jazz Appreciation Month.


Dr. Dog joined by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for an exciting show

By Ellie Struewing | March 26, 2016, 8:21 p.m.

On Thursday night at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Dog and the Baltimore Boom Bap Society came together in perfect harmony.


Girlpool and Frankie Cosmos impress at Comet Ping Pong

By Eleanor Linafelt | Aug. 13, 2015, 2:11 p.m.

The pure, expressive voices and straightforward guitar and bass riffs of Girlpool and the softer, more complex narrative songs of Frankie Cosmos complemented each other perfectly for this small, yet excitement-filled show.


Plays

The play's the thing

By Eleanor Cook | Nov. 22, 2016, 12:57 p.m.

In this modern-day rendition of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, complete with selfies and sweater vests, Blair theater brings Hamlet to life. With a wonderful cast and set, the play is two-hours well-spent.


Simple set yet profound messages in "Good Kids"

By Benjamin Yokoyama | March 15, 2016, 1:12 p.m.

The Round House Theatre Teen Performance Company produced a riveting and extremely topical performance of "Good Kids" by Naomi Iizuka for the annual Sarah Metzger Memorial Play.


All smiles in "Much Ado about Nothing"

By Amalia Chiapperino | Nov. 8, 2015, 12:36 p.m.

Blair theater has delivered another fantastic production in its fall play, "Much Ado About Nothing". With a stellar cast and crew, and a creative twist, the theater department showcased this celebrated Shakespeare comedy in the best possible light.


"Laugh Riot" roars

By James Sleigh | June 9, 2015, 7:53 p.m.

Without many technical aspects of the show, the five short student-produced plays were witty, hilarious and raw with the thespians' talent.


"Fiddler on the Roof" brings down the house

By Eleanor Linafelt Nicholas Shereikis | April 29, 2015, 12:59 p.m.

Yet again, Blair theater has brought together an incredibly talented cast, exquisite costuming, authentic music and a well-designed set to their performance of this year's spring musical, "Fiddler on the Roof."


Television

The new American Idol brings a new set of disappointing judges

By Mahnaz Habib | May 8, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

On Apr. 7 2016, Ryan Seacrest said his final goodbyes for the "farewell" season of American Idol...or so we thought.


Black Mirror Season 4 Review

By Nate Bodner | Jan. 23, 2018, 12:58 p.m.

Black Mirror, produced by Netflix, has been gaining a large following throughout the world ever since the first episodes began broadcasting on England's Channel 4 in 2011. Now on Netflix, Charlie Bookers' Sci-Fi anthology returned for a fourth season, comprising of six independent episodes that can be watched in any order.


"A Series of Unfortunate Events" is seriously good

By Pedraam Faridjoo | Jan. 29, 2017, 3:09 p.m.

Looking away from "A Series of Unfortunate Events" is the last thing anyone should do when watching this hilariously bizarre and witty adaptation of Daniel Handler's (also known as Lemony Snicket's) book series.


Martha and Snoop's "Potluck Dinner" is dope

By Charles Lott | Nov. 14, 2016, 2:04 p.m.

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg's new VH1 cooking show "Potluck Dinner" premiered Monday, inciting laughter and hunger in viewers. Their numerous celebrity guests employ overt marijuana innuendos, references to one another's checkered pasts, and hysterical contrasts between different cultures to keep the show funny and fresh.


Say hello to the new Stephen Colbert

By Robert Pfefferle | Sept. 20, 2015, 4:31 p.m.

After the first show, things looked dismal for Colbert. However he was able to bounce back from a mediocre debut and close out his first week on a high note.


Food

Cielo Rojo brings traditional Mexican cuisine to Takoma Park

By Shifra Dayak | Feb. 17, 2019, 11:45 a.m.

The small restaurant combines fresh flavors with a homey atmosphere


Reality baking shows are a sweet treat

By Shifra Dayak | Feb. 3, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

SCO's take on popular baking shows


SCOrumptious: Empanadillas

By Madeleine Tilley | Oct. 14, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

How to make your own empanadillas


Gallery: La Pupuseria Perfecta para cada Paladar y Bolsillo

By Young-Bin Lee | Oct. 11, 2018, 8:49 a.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

Las mejores restaurantes salvadoreños en el área https://silverchips.mbhs.edu/content/la-pupuseria-perfecta-para-cada-paladar-y-bolsillo-31317/


Hen Quarter delights eyes, not stomachs

By Tiara Oldfield | Dec. 15, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

Tucked away behind the large stairway in the center of Downtown Silver Spring is Hen Quarter, a local Southern food chain with other locations in Alexandria and D.C.