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Meditation Fosters Peace and Reflection on Campus

Meditation Fosters Peace and Reflection on Campus

The room is small, bright and quiet, with a small table at the center surrounded by floor cushions and chairs. A meditation leader begins to recite the words of John Main, a British Benedictine monk famed for his meditation techniques, followed by the boom of a gong. Then, silence. Thus[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
NOMADIC THEATRE

Nomadic Theatre’s ‘She Kills Monsters’ Addresses Death and Mourning With Dungeons & Dragons

Dialogue around sexual orientation and grief, the 1990s and the fantasy world of Dungeons & Dragons are all incorporated in The Nomadic Theatre’s newest show “She Kills Monsters.” The show, written by Qui Nguyen, focuses on Agnes Evans, a young schoolteacher living in 1995 Athens, Ohio. At her college graduation,[Read More…]

by April 10, 2018 0 comments The Guide, Theatre
ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

Environmental Film Festival Combines Art and Activism

Screening over 100 films at nearly 30 locations across Washington, D.C., the D.C. Environmental Film Festival is informing and impressing audiences from March 15 to 25 with a broad selection of environmental cinema. The DCEFF, now in its 26th year, is the largest film festival in the District and the[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
GU IMPROV

Women in Comedy Stand Up and Stand Out

Jim Gaffigan (MSB ’88), Mike Birbiglia (COL ’00), Nick Kroll (COL ’01) and John Mulaney (COL ’04) — all names that could sell out comedy clubs across the country. At one point, they called the Hilltop their home. And, incidentally, all of them are men. The overwhelming maleness of Georgetown’s[Read More…]

ANNE STONECIPHER/THE HOYA

Cigarette Use Does Not Vanish With Vaporizers

Although Georgetown University can often feel like a bubble, its students are not immune to fluctuating trends in vaping and use of cigarettes. While cigarette use among teenagers is at an all-time low, the number of students vaping is skyrocketing, which may cause cigarette use to increase again. Georgetown is[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘The Party’

Movie Review: ‘The Party’

★★★★☆ A dark, caustically comedic film that breathes new life into the classic dinner party pressure cooker trope, “The Party” is a satirical, witty airing of dirty laundry. The newest release by experimental filmmaker Sally Potter, “The Party” peels back the layers of middle-class elitism to reveal its hidden acidity.[Read More…]

by February 21, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
HIRSHHORN

Art Gets Rebranded at the Hirshhorn

Advertising and art are inextricably linked. Today, every color, logo and slogan in the world is thoughtfully planned out as market research groups gauge consumer response to minute variations in product presentation. While this type of fine-tuned artistry may seem ubiquitous, in reality it is the product of the 1980s,[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Tom of Finland’

★★★☆☆ In the aftermath of World War II in Helsinki, Touko Laaksonen, better known by his pen name, Tom of Finland, was quietly breaking the law. Beginning in his teenage years, Laaksonen drew thousands of homoerotic, hypersexualized illustrations of men that ultimately had a mammoth impact on both the gay[Read More…]

WARNER BROS.

Movie Review: ‘The Disaster Artist’

★★★★☆ “The Disaster Artist,” released Dec. 1, delves deeply into the quirky backstory of “The Room,” arguably the worst movie of all time. “The Room,” described by one of its lead actors, Greg Sestero, as “a disastrous specimen of cinematic hubris,” has turned into a cult classic that has fascinated[Read More…]

by December 4, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide

R.J. Palacio and Stephen Chbosky Discuss ‘Wonder’

After years of designing book jackets, R.J. Palacio released her own debut novel, “Wonder,” in 2012, with it quickly becoming a New York Times Bestseller. Now, just five years later, the film adaptation has hit the big screen. “Wonder” releases in theaters on Nov 17. “Wonder” tells the charming, heartwarming[Read More…]

by November 16, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide