MoviesReview

‘Sharper’: A pleasurable if predictable puzzle box

A quartet of competing con men and women try to out-grift each other in this twisty thriller.

By Michael O'SullivanFebruary 8, 2023

British photographs of the ’70s and ’80s showcase empire in decline

At the National Gallery of Art, ‘This is Britain’ paints a portrait of a disunited kingdom, beset by economic woes and racial strife.

By Mark JenkinsFebruary 8, 2023

4 concerts to catch in the D.C. area over the next several days

Jadu Heart, Kimbra, Julia Wolf and Maggie Rogers perform.

By Haben KelatiFebruary 8, 2023

D.C. DJs to host EDM legends at two parties in Washington this month

The trio behind Hast du Feuer are bringing in big names for two electronic dance music parties in D.C. this month.

By Chris KellyFebruary 8, 2023
MoviesReview

‘Cairo Conspiracy’: A web of lies, spun in a world much like our own

Sweden’s official Oscar submission (and Cannes screenplay winner) is a political thriller set at a prestigious Islamic university

By Michael O'SullivanFebruary 7, 2023

It took 3 playwrights to get to the truth of ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’

Based on the acclaimed 2012 book, Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell’s play comes to Keegan Theatre.

By Thomas FloydFebruary 7, 2023
MoviesReview

‘Let It Be Morning’: A slice of Palestinian life, inside Israel

The gentle yet occasionally turbulent comedy by Eran Kolirin, director of ‘The Band’s Visit,’ explores personal, social and political conflicts.

By Mark JenkinsFebruary 6, 2023

The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Feb. 2-8

Get ready for events honoring Black History Month, celebrations at local breweries, pay-what-you-can theater and State of the Union viewing parties.

By Fritz Hahn, Sophia Solano, Michael Andor Brodeur, Adele Chapin, Chris Kelly and Michael O'SullivanFebruary 6, 2023

Arlington’s King of Koshary serves Egyptian food fit for royalty

The family-run restaurant features two chefs who push each other to create some of the finest Egyptian dishes in the D.C. area.

By Tim CarmanFebruary 6, 2023

Guide to the best Black History Month events around Washington

Explore Black history through film, art, music and family events around Washington.

By Fritz HahnFebruary 2, 2023
MoviesReview

‘Knock at the Cabin’: Politest home-invasion thriller you’ll ever see

Dave Bautista stars in M. Night Shyamalan’s provocative horror film about mild-mannered intruders spouting apocalyptic prophecy.

By Michael O'SullivanFebruary 1, 2023

4 concerts to catch in the D.C. area over the next several days

Concert previews: Yu Su at Flash, Kaash Paige at Union Stage, Alash Ensemble at Hill Center, Gel at Comet.

By Chris KellyFebruary 1, 2023

Crystal Casino Band’s range on display in the D.C. group’s new album

The Crystal Casino Band will release its new album, "Maryland House," at 9:30 Club.

By Mark JenkinsFebruary 1, 2023
MoviesReview

‘Baby Ruby’: Maternal ambivalence meets gothic terror

Noémie Merlant plays a new mother navigating anxiety, alienation and self-doubt in the assured directorial debut of playwright Bess Wohl.

By Ann HornadayJanuary 31, 2023
MoviesReview

‘Close’: A story of friendship, told in a fresh and urgently new way

The Oscar-nominated Belgian drama follows the evolution of the bond between two 13-year-old boys.

By Ann HornadayJanuary 31, 2023
MoviesReview

‘80 for Brady’: These golden girls just wanna have fun

Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Sally Field play Tom Brady super fans in this fluffy comedy confection.

By Mark JenkinsJanuary 31, 2023
MoviesReview

‘One Fine Morning’: Léa Seydoux shines in an intimate character study

The French actress Léa Seydoux is superb in this tender portrait of a woman trying to balance her needs with those of others.

By Thomas FloydJanuary 31, 2023
FoodReview

Two breakfast ‘sandwiches’ that demand your undivided attention

Start your day right with a delicious McGriddle-esque monstrosity or Ethiopian kinche and eggs wrapped in injera.

By Tim CarmanJanuary 30, 2023

Celebrate Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day with these special events

Whether you're looking for a romantic date night or a good time dancing with friends, you'll find an activity to love.

By Adele Chapin and Fritz HahnJanuary 27, 2023

The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at family-friendly festivals, learn to play Native American games, or watch film fests delving into architecture and animation.

By Fritz Hahn, Sophia Solano, Adele Chapin, Haben Kelati and Chris RichardsJanuary 26, 2023