The Guide

2017’s Top Political Television Episodes

2017’s Top Political Television Episodes

‘Master of None’ — ‘Thanksgiving’ “Thanksgiving,” an episode from Netflix’s critically acclaimed second season of “Master of None,” was written by starring actress Lena Waithe and was based on the story of coming out to her own mom, played in the show by seasoned actress Angela Bassett. Directed by Melina[Read More…]

Theater Sparks Dialogue on and off Stage

Theater Sparks Dialogue on and off Stage

A bare stage in Poulton Hall is shrouded in darkness. At once, a young man strolls out from stage right and begins speaking to the audience. He asks for someone to yell “Start the f—king play!” An audience member obliges, and at once, the stage is illuminated and a complex[Read More…]

BUSBOYS AND POETS

Being a Conscious Consumer in the District

In our hectic daily lives as Georgetown students, we can easily forget that we are also consumers — where we choose to spend our money matters. Our purchases at certain stores and restaurants not only support those establishments but their practices as well. Washington, D.C. is full of restaurants and[Read More…]

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GU Professors Address Political Art

Georgetown is a center of dialogue about art and politics, integrating both of these disciplines through its diverse coursework. The department of art and art history gives students the opportunity to explore political concepts and movements through a strong arts education. Art as a Foundation Georgetown’s art and art history[Read More…]

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Making Them Laugh: Comedy and Politics

Comedy has long been an avenue for people to express their personal and political beliefs. The rise of late-night comedy shows that deal with political issues reflects our nation’s widespread engagement with politics. Political comedy can be interpreted in two ways: as making light of a serious situation or illustrating[Read More…]

Activism and Art: Exhibits to Visit

Activism and Art: Exhibits to Visit

Going up the elevator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery, one cannot help but notice the vibrant, golden art decor that spreads all along the wall — but there is much more to the artwork than beautiful and symmetric patterns. There are security cameras, steel chains, handcuffs and social[Read More…]

Musicians Take a Stand in 2017

Musicians Take a Stand in 2017

Throughout history, politics has occupied an important space in the world of music. Music allows artists to channel their emotions and voice their opinions through rich sounds and lyrics. Listeners have often taken songs and used them to represent entire movements. Although music has always been used as a platform[Read More…]

Political Voices Move the Film Industry Forward

Political Voices Move the Film Industry Forward

The United States is home to millions of people with distinct identities and rich stories to tell. Unfortunately, these stories are sometimes lost in translation; it can be difficult to understand the perspectives of people with such distinctly different backgrounds. But film has the power to foster an understanding of[Read More…]

Concert Review: Dessa at the Black Cat

Concert Review: Dessa at the Black Cat

No two  songs by rapper singer Margret Wander, better known by her stage name, Dessa sound the same — and her sold-out show at the Black Cat on Nov. 10 proved just that. Her vocal skills and range of musical talents were on full display, and her rapport with the[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘Wonder’

Movie Review: ‘Wonder’

★★★★★ “I know I’m not an ordinary kid,” Auggie says in a voiceover during the film’s opening scene. “I mean, I’m doing the right things. I just don’t look ordinary when I’m doing these things.” “Wonder” is the screen adaptation of author R.J. Palacio’s eponymous novel. Set to release in[Read More…]