Warning: this post contains several spoilers from Seasons 1-3 of the television show version of Game of Thrones.
In honor of the unofficial start of summer this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, I am making a fun blog post about why summer is the best season of them all. Others may not agree with me, and I hope that I can convince those of you winter folks that summer is really where it’s at by the end of this article.
Something DC-ers probably already know is that the Sweetlife Food and Music Festival took place this weekend. For everyone who does not already know about this event, it is an annual food and music festival hosted by the popular local salad chain, Sweetgreen. This year, it featured over thirty food and drink vendors, many of which are companies based in the DC area. This article in the Washington Post got me thinking about how the Sweetlife Festival exemplifies larger trends that have been developing within the food and music scene for a while now. I do not completely agree with the claim that Chris Richards made in the article that restaurants and chefs are subsuming the revolutionary role that rock and roll once held in our society.
Rock and roll is not the revolutionary medium that it once was. While music will always be exciting in its own unique way, it is no longer revolutionary; there is no sort of a movement binding people together through rock and roll like there was during the late 1960s and 1970s. Continue reading