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Social Battles in the Civil War

The murmur of voices echoes softly off the marble walls as people gather in the East Garden Court of the National Gallery of Art. Despite the tangles of plants that erupt from every corner of the room and the gurgling fountain in the middle, the audience has instead fixed its[Read More…]

by November 22, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Social Battles in the Civil War

The murmur of voices echoes softly off the marble walls as people gather in the East Garden Court of the National Gallery of Art. Despite the tangles of plants that erupt from every corner of the room and the gurgling fountain in the middle, the audience has instead fixed its[Read More…]

by November 22, 2013 0 comments Lifestyle, The Guide
Exploring Foreign Cinema

Exploring Foreign Cinema

As people trickled into the theater, bits of Spanish phrases blended with the laughter of a couple in the front row and the rustling of a potato chip bag. The 24th annual AFI Latin American Film Festival in Silver Spring, Md., was underway.  Despite typically attracting a large audience, the enormous theater was less than[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Disaster Movie Done Right: ‘White House Down’ Is the New Summer Blockbuster

Disaster Movie Done Right: ‘White House Down’ Is the New Summer Blockbuster

4/5 stars Most White House action movies stretch the boundaries of reason, sacrificing the plausibility of a White House takeover for entertainment value. But Roland Emmerich’snewest doomsday movie, White House Down, combines the traditional violence, bribery and terrorist plots in a complex story that will leave viewers wondering if such an attack[Read More…]

by June 28, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

False Inclusiveness Plagues Debate

In his address at Germany’s Regensburg University in September 2006, Pope Benedict XVI asserted that faith without reason is fanaticism. Although he was not speaking about homosexuality, I think that this point directly applies to that debate. As students at a Jesuit institution, we are called upon to learn through[Read More…]

by October 23, 2012 0 comments News
Complex Lyrics Convey Hope

Complex Lyrics Convey Hope

4/5 stars K’naan croons on his new album, “God never give burdens you can’t handle. Music is my ammo.” In Country, God or the Girl, his first full album since 2009’sTroubadour, he explores life in a raw way. K’naan’s Somali-Canadian heritage allows him to consider his life experiences with violence, death and heartache on[Read More…]

by October 18, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Elevating the Ordinary

Elevating the Ordinary

A work of art can be any imaginable thing, and this is the beginning of modern painting.”  This quote from American artist George Bellows fittingly introduces his exhibit in the National Gallery of Art.  The exhibit encompasses eight entire galleries in the West Building of the National Gallery and, shows[Read More…]

by September 7, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Bipartisan Bashing in ‘The Campaign’

Bipartisan Bashing in ‘The Campaign’

3/5 stars A movie starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis is predestined to be either completely hysterical or mind-numbingly asinine. Fortunately, The Campaign, Jay Roach’s new film, falls under the former category. Despite the few cheap jokes that have come to be expected from the pair, The Campaign was genuinely funny. The plot begs for[Read More…]

by August 12, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Indie Bookstore Outlives Mainstream Competitors

Open the door and the smell of books fills through the air with the unmistakable scent of ink on newly bound pages. Shelves cover every spare inch of the walls and books overflow onto the floor and up the stairs. Books are packed so tightly into the store, it seems[Read More…]

by February 24, 2012 0 comments The Guide
From Leo’s Meals to Daily Deals

From Leo’s Meals to Daily Deals

Eight years ago, Tim O’Shaughnessy (MSB ’04) was frequenting The Tombs and walking campus with other ambitious undergraduate students. Now, he is co-founder and CEO of a $3 billion business. Although the road to success hasn’t been the easiest forLivingSocial, with 2010 corporate losses estimated at $558 million, O’Shaughnessy seems driven to propel his Internet[Read More…]

by February 1, 2012 0 comments The Guide