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DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA
In Mask & Bauble’s new production “Sonder,” normal students look beyond their projected selves to discover the true source of their identity.

Play Peels Back the Mask

The newest production from Mask & Bauble Dramatic Society, the 35-minute one-act play entitled “Sonder,” is an experience rather than a show, a haunting portrayal of the reality of our own lives and our existence in relation to each other. Written by Claytia Gonsalves (SFS ’15) and director Marlene Cox[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
COURTESY FREER SACKLER
19th century Venice is brought to life in the artistic works of James McNeill Whistler. Applying a complex variety of patterns and strokes, his original prints reveal a city of days gone by whose haunting beauty is found in the everyday activities of its citizens.

Venice Past Printed

James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room at the Freer Gallery of Art may be his most famous and lauded work, but his lesser-known prints of Venice have recently been put on display and represent a different facet of his artistic talent. The twenty-six prints were originally purchased in 1887 by Charles[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Book Review: ‘Please Kill Me’

Book Review: ‘Please Kill Me’

★★★★☆ To say that the punk movement is hard to describe would be quite an understatement. On its surface, punk style is quickly associated with generational angst, a multitude of piercings, and spiked hair or dyed mohawks. Yet when one looks beyond this stereotype at the differing scenes and variety[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA
Stefanie Palencia (COL ’15) stretches out during dance rehearsal for Black Movements Dance Theatre’s fall concert, Paradigm.

Medley of Movement Reflects Change

Next weekend, Georgetown University’s Walsh Black Box Theatre will host the Black Movements Dance Theatre fall concert, Paradigm. The night goes beyond your typical dance recital with an assortment of distinctive, drama-filled stories. The performance styles include contemporary, tap, jazz, ballet and African dance, and the group takes entertainment to[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne play Jane and Stephen Hawking in the new movie “The Theory of Everything.” Redmayne spoke in an interview of the couple’s complex relationship and how the two changed over time in response to Stephen’s growing illness and career.

Film Bursts With Life

With the rise of the controversial ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and the university’s debated policies concerning disabled students, “The Theory of Everything” comes just in time to take part in these ongoing conversations. Based on his first wife Jane Hawking’s 2004 memoir, the movie chronicles the overlapping personal and professional[Read More…]

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COURTESY JASON COOK
Amy Poehler’s humor shines through in her new book “Yes Please.” The memoir explores her rise to fame and the problems that she faced along the way, revealing a more relatable side of the “Saturday Night Live” star.

Book Review: ‘Yes Please’

“‘Yes Please’ is an attempt to present an open scrapbook that includes a sense of what I am thinking and feeling right now. But mostly, let’s call this book what it really is: an obvious money grab to support my notorious online shopping addiction. I have already spent the advance[Read More…]

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GRACE FENTON/THE HOYA

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

“Dar es Salaam is a big, dirty city,” was one of the phrases used to describe where I was about to spend the next six weeks of my summer. I shrugged off the comment, thinking that description could fit many cities, and kept on with the preparations — buying a[Read More…]

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ALEXANDER BROWN/THE HOYA

Pune, India

I was convinced that I knew what I was getting myself into when I stepped aboard the flight to Mumbai back in August for a semester in Pune, India. But with what I now realize was a limited exposure to Indian culture, how prepared could I really be? Getting on[Read More…]

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ALEXANDER BROWN/THE HOYA

Broadening Horizons

With the majority of the 50 percent of students who opt to study abroad during their undergraduate years heading to Europe, many argue that student exposure to truly contrasting cultures is limited. Three students who have branched out from the familiar Western world and culture share their experiences and insights.[Read More…]

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LINDSAY LEE/THE HOYA

Buenos Aires, Argentina

I am unashamed to say that I have fallen victim to an issue of repetition. The more I have been telling people about my experience abroad, the more I have found myself beginning to truly believe it, while sometimes forgetting the deeper reality. As a response to the frequently asked[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide