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Martin Scorsese on ‘Silence’

Martin Scorsese on ‘Silence’

Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese has become the first filmmaker to participate in Georgetown’s Faith and Culture Lecture Series. On April 11, Scorsese joined University President DeGioia and Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs senior fellow Paul Elie in conversation about “Silence,” his most recent film, discussing the relationship[Read More…]

by April 25, 2017 1 comment Features, The Guide
SURVIVAL PICTURES

Movie Review: ‘The Promise’

★★★★☆ In 2015, world leaders across the world came together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a tragedy in which 1.5 million Armenians were systematically killed by the Ottoman government. Two years later, Director Terry George, best known for his films “Hotel Rwanda” and “In the Name[Read More…]

THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION

Inside the Mind of George Condo

George Condo is grotesque. In “The Way I Think,” an exhibit of drawings and sketches by the American contemporary visual artist are showing now at the Phillips Collection, vicious smiles leer from jumbled canvases as reds and blacks clash in rough forms. Human figures become monstrous in Condo’s various portraits.[Read More…]

Carmen Livesay (COL '17) as protagonist Lexi and Katherine Pietro (COL '17) as her best friend Jessie
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA

Black Theatre Ensemble Haunts With ‘Hookman’

From Georgetown’s Black Theatre Ensemble comes the hauntingly thought-provoking “Hookman.” Adapted from the show by playwright Lauren Yee, it follows Georgetown freshman Lexi, played by Carmen Livesay (COL ’17), as she learns what it means to grow up and face her inner demons. Black Theatre Ensemble strives to produce works[Read More…]

FESTIVAL GNAOUA ET MUSIQUE DU MONDE

Festival Explores Gnaoua Identity

The Gnaoua Festival Tour 2017 stopped in D.C. on the night of Mar. 18 for a much-awaited performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Before the show, Hicham El Kebbaj, the artistic coordinator of the tour, sat down in an exclusive interview with The Hoya to discuss the[Read More…]

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: An Unhappy Guide to Health

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: An Unhappy Guide to Health

Ah, spring, the season before bikini season. It is a time of cherry blossoms, light sweaters and mailed legal citations asking that I stop wearing my collection of bikinis. It is also the season in which we begin the annual ritual of attacking every imperfection on our own bodies in[Read More…]

20 Years Later: A Q&A With Director Danny Boyle

20 Years Later: A Q&A With Director Danny Boyle

“First there was an opportunity, then there was a betrayal.” Twenty years have gone by since Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) left Edinburgh. Much has changed, but just as much remains the same. Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) are awaiting him in the only[Read More…]

COURTESY BAILEY BRADFORD

Nomadic Theatre Brings to Life the Trial of Judas Iscariot

From Georgetown’s cocurricular student theater group Nomadic Theatre comes the exceptional “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.” Based on the play by Pulitzer Prize-winning Stephen Adly Guirgis, this production follows the appeal trial of Judas Iscariot’s damnation. In downtown Purgatory, an ambitious young lawyer by the name of Fabiana Cunningham,[Read More…]

A Conversation with Bastille’s Kyle Simmons

A Conversation with Bastille’s Kyle Simmons

British pop-rock group Bastille quickly rose to fame in 2013, following the release of hit single “Pompeii” — one of the most streamed tracks that year. Since then, the band has lost none of its momentum, keeping its schedule full with performances, tours and frequent releases of music, most recently,[Read More…]

STRUMS & STRIDES

Strums & Strides Hits Antarctica

Studying at Georgetown’s School of Medicine is not an easy task. Running marathons on every continent, including Antarctica, is another feat entirely. However, for Nick Stukel (GRD ’18, MED ’18), these very challenges are at the heart of his initiative: Strums & Strides. Stukel, also a Master of Business Administration[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide