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Speak Fresh takes on the road to national competition

(03/21/17 8:40pm)

When you walk into one of Speak Fresh’s poetry slams, you can usually expect to see a crowd of people snapping their fingers from their comfy seats all over the Perch or the Dav. One after the other, you’re introduced to new poets who give you a glimpse into their lives through the words of a single powerful piece. By the end of the night, you have to take a second to marvel at the fact that you’ve been exposed to so much life in such a small amount of time.

Local cafe review: Colada

(02/28/17 3:00pm)

When I found out I'd be reviewing Colada Shop, the newest Cuban cafe that just opened up at 14th and T Street NW, I was prepared to get some homework done and take a picture or two of the perfect macchiato. However, after seeing the place bustling with people laughing and chatting loudly amidst the Cuban music, I learned it was best to leave my books at home.