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Tarantino’s Hit Both Thought-Provoking and Hilarious

Tarantino’s Hit Both Thought-Provoking and Hilarious

The n-word — six letters that, when together, divide, offend and restrict like no others. For some, it’s a stark reminder of brutal history and continued prejudice. For others, it’s only a word — but one that is empowered when we tip-toe around its existence and euphemize it as “the n-word.” It’s[Read More…]

by December 27, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Tarantino’s Hit Both Thought-Provoking and Hilarious

Tarantino’s Hit Both Thought-Provoking and Hilarious

The n-word — six letters that, when together, divide, offend and restrict like no others. For some, it’s a stark reminder of brutal history and continued prejudice. For others, it’s only a word — but one that is empowered when we tip-toe around its existence and euphemize it as “the n-word.” It’s[Read More…]

by December 25, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Gossamer:’ Passion Pit’s Healing

Gossamer:’ Passion Pit’s Healing

I still remember the first time I heard Passion Pit. It was New Year’s Eve 2009; I was 18, a senior in high school. The party that night was at an empty Cape Cod beach house, about a two-hour drive from the outskirts of Boston. Loaded into a beat-up Ford[Read More…]

by July 29, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Channeling Emotion, a New Look at ‘Orange’

Channeling Emotion, a New Look at ‘Orange’

4/5 stars Heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual — it doesn’t matter. Frank Ocean makes good music. On July 10, the Odd Future band member released his debut studio album, channel ORANGE. Seven days earlier, he had released a note on his tumblr. detailing his first love: at the age of 19 with another man.[Read More…]

by July 21, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Magnetic Start to Final Season of ‘Breaking Bad’

This is the way the show ends: not with a bang but at a Denny’s. Four years ago, the world was introduced to Walter White. Our first glimpse showed the high school chemistry teacher, a quiet, smart and understanding man, sitting peacefully in the kitchen with his family. His wife Skyler soon[Read More…]

by July 18, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Wes Anderson’s ‘Kingdom’ a Beautiful Ode to Childhood

Wes Anderson’s ‘Kingdom’ a Beautiful Ode to Childhood

4/5 stars Wes Anderson is quirky. With long, wiry hair, a pointed nose, an affinity for tailored corduroy suits and a nervous stutter, he doesn’t seem like a man suited to be the center of attention. Yet this past May, Anderson found himself in the spotlight when Cannes officials selected[Read More…]

by July 11, 2012 0 comments The Guide
TV Favorites Return This Summer

TV Favorites Return This Summer

Summer: It’s a season filled with cookouts, beach trips and time by the pool. It’s also a season marked by the quintessential summer blockbuster. Action films with big explosions and even bigger budgets draw viewers to theaters en masse after the sun sets and the grill cools. Between The Avengers,[Read More…]

by May 16, 2012 0 comments The Guide
It’s Game Time: Smithsonian Goes Geek

It’s Game Time: Smithsonian Goes Geek

Are video games art? Chris Melissinos, the curator of D.C.’s new “The Art of Video Games” exhibit, certainly thinks so. Fan boys, rejoice. Melissinos said that, “We are invited by [an] artist to inject our own morality, our own worldview, our own experiences into the game as we play it. What comes out is[Read More…]

by March 29, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Financial Gain by Going Against the Grain

In the dead of night of May 2, 2011, two Blackhawk helicopters touched down outside a dilapidated house in the small city of Abbottabad, Pakistan. Upon landing, the team of Navy SEALs aboard moved quickly to execute their mission. In just under 40 minutes, the SEALs had completed their objective and vanished into the darkness.[Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 0 comments News

Reading Between the Lines

Sohayle Sizar has a passion for life. Whether it’s discussing a savory meal at Cafe La Ruche, a recent trip to Qatar or the pressing issue of illiteracy, the College sophomore displays an inexhaustible zeal for each new challenge and experience. For the past six years, Sizar has run a book drive called Bring[Read More…]

by February 24, 2012 0 comments The Guide