BY Kate McMahon
REACT to Film AU featured a film screening of award-winning documentary Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine on April 8, followed by comments made by director Michelle Josue. Inspiring, tragic, and profound, the documentary is an artistic homage not only to Shepard's short life, but to the rising community of anti-sex hatred activists that are emerging out of the LGBT community.
BY Mia Saidel
Eccentric yet seminal. Such a brief paraphrase ostensibly captures the spirit of the works of Piero di Cosimo (1462-1522), a venerated Florentine Renaissance painter famed for rendering his glorious mythological tempera paintings while dining exclusively on hard-boiled eggs. The breathtaking nature of the altarpieces, portraits, and allegorical scenes speak to the rich cultural and artistic backdrop of fifteenth century Florence, and being in their sheer presence is a humbling experience in itself.
BY Omar Tisza
I waited in a line that wrapped around the block of the prestigious Warner Theatre on Feb. 7, a fiercely cold evening, to see a wildly eccentric yet brilliant Scotsman who has been in the late night show business for years. This would mark the second stand-up show for Craig Ferguson in the District since his exit from ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,’ a CBS late-night talk show that ran from 2005 to 2014.The excitement of it all was like holding an ethereal golden ticket; my permanent grin made my elation all too obvious. After darting in and out of the chaos to find my seat, the show began.