Problem: You’re burnt out from your D.C. Solution: Take the Metrobus toward Georgetown. Get off between 30th and 31st streets. Walk to 1052 Thomas Jefferson Street NW past the C&O Canal. Where are you? The place looks like a hole in the wall at its back alley location. Step inside, though, and you’ve found an indie Mecca. Welcome to Baked & Wired. This popular coffee shop and bakery is as youthfully electric as its name implies.
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This is the first of four articles that will consider the movements and developments of Michelangelo Antonioni within the paradigm of Postreligion and early Marxism/Feminism within cinema. In this series, I will consider the trilogy of L’Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), L’Eclisse (1962), in addition to the Deserto Rosso (1964). Tracing the developments of Antonioni and his view on modernity, I locate a primary inlet into this viewpoint through his strong female lead Monica Vitti. As Vitti infamously starred in five of Antonioni’s films throughout the 1960s until the 1980s, I regard Vitti’s early roles within a Feminist standpoint as the most complex and powerful component to Antonioni’s radical way of constructing and unfolding a cinematic narrative.
It’s Sunday. I’m up and at work an hour early with bags under my eyes a hazy recollection of last night and the delightful presence of a nasally pressure in my head. Like most college students in the D.C. metro area, I may have made some mistakes last night. Let me tell you about the one thing I did proper yesterday. I went to the free and open-house local art gallery, Blind Whino. If you so choose, you may take the Orange/Blue line to L’Enfant Plaza and embark on an 8-10 minute stroll to “Blind Whino.”
By Emma GrayWe took a look through our older issues this week to pick some of the best art and photography works to be featured on our submission drive posters.
by Emma Gray/// Kristine Chua / The TalonThis past Saturday was the National Book Festival on the Mall.
by Emma GrayThe Intentional, a DC-based literary magazine is celebrating the publication of their second issue!
København | by Rachel TernesDeli Dreamby Annie BullerMy sister and I visit the Polish deli on the turnpike.The deli is clean and sparse - we are the only ones here.We eye pierogi and kielbasa in the cooler butThough we love them,We want specialties,The stuff only native speakers get.We don’t actually know Polish, though,So we just point to a jar of rolled something,Floating in greenish brine --Olives and meat looking back at us?The label is incomprehensible --But it will be an adventure.Blindly, we eat what we’ve been givenThen return to the jar.It is filled with sparrowsHalved & pickledRolled onto themselves, eyes blacked outBeaks suddenly visible,Their organs on displayWoven neatly through their severed bodies.I throw up again and again and again."København" and "Deli Dream" originally appeared in the spring 2013 issue of American Literary Magazine.
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The Queen’s Gambit started a new debate about sexism in chess. Without a doubt this one of the best series that Netflix has, scoring 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. The character development, different display of emotions and struggles, length of the series, and original story are reasons why it’s #1. From the main character being a kid who had nothing and no one, to becoming a global phenomenon loved by all, The Queen’s Gambit shows that women are a force to be reckoned with.
There are lots of mediums in the world through which you can make art. While others may spend their time honing one skill into fine edge, I choose to use every medium I can and be mediocre at all of them. Jack of all trades, master of none, as the saying goes. In this blog post, I will be giving a short crash course on every medium I’ve ever tried, what they require to get started, their difficulty rating, and my general rating out of ten. John Green may not be hosting, but this IS a crash course.
There’s this blog called Humans of New York. You may have heard of it. Self-taught photographer Brandon Stanton created it back in 2010; essentially he walked around New York City stopping random people on the streets, taking their portraits, learning snippets of their stories, and captioning the pictures with their quotes. It started out slow but has since exploded to the tune of 20 million followers. Back in 2013, Stanton bound several hundred of his best photos together in kind of coffee table book of the same name, the first of several.