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Not Keeping Up With the Good Old Days

Not Keeping Up With the Good Old Days

2/5 stars Fall Out Boy’s newest album, PAX AM Days, came as a bit of a shock to the music world. When a band puts out a greatest hits album in 2009, it is not expected that it produce another in 2013, let alone two. Quite frankly, I wish it hadn’t tried.[Read More…]

by October 23, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
No Roar of Praise for Generic Album

No Roar of Praise for Generic Album

When “Roar” exploded on to the singles charts in early September and easily outsold competitor Lady Gaga’s “Applause,” it felt like Katy Perry was reclaiming her title as queen of pop. Here was the Perry you couldn’t help but admire, coming out tougher than ever after endless tabloid gossiping and[Read More…]

by October 23, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Local Band Makes Their Way Back Home

Local Band Makes Their Way Back Home

There’s nothing quite as great as coming home, and it was clear from the way The Dismemberment Plan, a band composed of D.C. natives, played at the 9:30 Club on Saturday October 19 that they felt the same way. Touring to promote their most recent release Uncanney Valley(which is on sale now)[Read More…]

by October 22, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Crime Thriller Lacks Speed

Crime Thriller Lacks Speed

2.5/5 stars When you hear that there’s a new crime and action thriller with a gorgeous cast, you’re led to expect a pretty great film. Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck starring in a fast-paced drama about the underworld of online gambling? Sounds like a winner. So it’s a real shame[Read More…]

by October 18, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
‘The Summit’ Explores Dangerous Heights

‘The Summit’ Explores Dangerous Heights

4/5 stars I could never be a mountaineer. I lose my breath climbing to the top of Yates and constantly second guess my decision to attempt the ascent. While I remain content at low altitudes, certain people feel obligated to travel miles into the sky at a high risk. To[Read More…]

by October 15, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Folk-Rock Band Blows Fans Away

Folk-Rock Band Blows Fans Away

As a fan of the Avett Brothers, I have been following their career for a while now. They’ve got the folk-rock combination down pat and their eighth studio album,Magpie and the Dandelion, is a great addition to their already impressive repertoire. The latest venture for the North Carolina trio stands in stark[Read More…]

by October 11, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Kanye West Is, Indeed, A God

In an interview last week with Zane Lowe of BBC Radio, Kanye West declared himself to be the biggest rock star in the world. What’s clear looking at the aftermath of that hour-long segment is that West deserves a different grandiose title: the paradigm villain in contemporary pop culture. What[Read More…]

by October 1, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Birbigs Brings Laughs to Campus

Comedian Mike Birbiglia (COL ’00) is best known for his “Olive Garden Italian” heritage, sleep disorder and love of pizza, but he corresponded with The Guide to discuss the relationship between his comedy and his time at Georgetown. The stand-up comic will return to campus for a week long run of his[Read More…]

by February 21, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Georgetown Ballroom Masters All the Right Moves

Georgetown Ballroom Masters All the Right Moves

Men and women stand an arm’s length apart, and when the lilting sound of a Strauss composition fills the air, these couples come to life and begin waltzing around the room. This could be a scene from a period film, except for the fact that the dancers are wearing jeans[Read More…]

by February 21, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Graffiti Offers Glimpse Into Conflict

Graffiti Offers Glimpse Into Conflict

We often hear of conflicts in the Middle East through the mouths of the extremists and politicians, not those living in the midst of turmoil. Words & Walls, a new book by AdamHeffez (SFS ’11), gives a voice to those overlooked in the conflict: the locals. He has provided a unique window[Read More…]

by February 20, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide