Army of Me has yet to take over the world, but on Saturday night it certainly took over D.C.'s Black Cat with an energetic and engaging set that indicated potential for world domination. Superchunk, an indie-rock band with strong instrumentals and horrific vocals followed Army of Me's performance. The Rosebuds opened for both bands, playing the first set of the night to a fairly empty Black Cat, which grew crowded as the night went on.
"Jewels and Gems," on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum until Feb. 8, displays many different types of jewelry as a wearable art form. The exhibition, which displays 130 pieces of jewelry made from the 1960s to the present, contains some very unusual pieces.
Inspiration is not the feeling that comes to mind after seeing the National Gallery of Art's latest exhibit, "The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: Masterpieces of French Genre Painting," - unless the viewer is a history nut. These paintings show the modern eye the two sides of the controversial 16th century French society: The extravagant and the poor.
Imagine what it would have been like to learn about Greek Life while still learning how to read. At that age, upon hearing of Delta, Sigma and Kappa, children might have wondered what those strange words meant. Now, kids can actually learn about sororities and fraternities at a very early age.