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Julia Usiak

MISS-TAKES: Do Disney Movies Pass the Bechdel Test?

The propensity to walk through crowded streets with a nose stuck in a book. The tendency to launch myself out of pools, whipping my hair back in an arc. An affinity for men who give me stolen apples and ask cryptic questions, like: “Do you trust me?” You may recognize[Read More…]

by October 31, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide, Uncategorized
Prashant Desai

MEATLESS MENUS: Beefsteak Serves Bold, Simple Meals Worth Craving

Truth be told, I didn’t intend to review Beefsteak this week. I was heading to the Whole Foods in Foggy Bottom when, as underfed and overworked college students often do, I found myself craving a quick bite. On this particular evening, I was in luck: Right next to Whole Foods[Read More…]

by October 25, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
ALEXANDRA BRUNJES

OUT OF OFFICE: Defending the American Identity

In the United States, I am from New York City. In Copenhagen, this identity is secondary to being from “the States.”  As a student studying abroad, I have had to grow accustomed not only to being a conduit for U.S. ideas and realities, but also to being interrogated or berated[Read More…]

by October 23, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns
SUPERORGANISM

BAKER: The Music on My Playlist

‘The Ballad of Mona Lisa’  Panic! at the Disco Drawing inspiration from Pablo Picasso’s alluring portrait, this song off Panic! at the Disco’s 2011 album, “Vices and Virtues,” showcases frontman Brendon Urie’s thrilling vocals and lyrical abilities. The song grapples with the idea of masking one’s inner struggles — a concept[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, Music, The Guide
DIRECTOR’S CUT: Chazelle Juxtaposes Intimate with Infinite in ‘First Man’

DIRECTOR’S CUT: Chazelle Juxtaposes Intimate with Infinite in ‘First Man’

Rain greeted me outside the theater after a screening of Damien Chazelle’s “First Man.” As I walked back to Georgetown, the world around me felt both smaller and larger at the same time. If you’ve ever experienced something so highly impactful in an understated way, the ensuing gap in expectation[Read More…]

by October 17, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
ALEXANDRA BRUNJES

OUT OF OFFICE: Solitude and Self-Discovery

At Georgetown, I am rarely alone — physically or mentally. Throughout the school day, I am surrounded by classmates and professors; in the evenings, I see my roommate, my friends and other students at club meetings. In part because of this scheduling, I am also always surrounded by aspects of[Read More…]

by October 9, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
Julia Usiak

MISS-TAKES: Manic Pixie Dream Girl Chooses Her Own Adventure

Oh, hey. I didn’t see you there, until precisely this very moment, when I climbed off my Harley-Davidson Freewheeler, removed my vintage leather bomber jacket, and shook out my helmet, revealing my a) long curly red tresses; b) short blonde pixie cut; c) Zooey Deschanel bangs. The helmet probably made[Read More…]

by October 4, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘A Simple Favor’ Pioneers a New Feminist Noir Subgenre

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘A Simple Favor’ Pioneers a New Feminist Noir Subgenre

Director Paul Feig has put a feminine twist on gritty noir tropes in “A Simple Favor,” injecting the film with dark humor and sets that bend reality to bring the film’s two antiheroines to life. The film opens with Stephanie Ward, played by Anna Kendrick, livestreaming on her vlog, which[Read More…]

by October 2, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
MEATLESS MENUS: Learning to Love Radishes

MEATLESS MENUS: Learning to Love Radishes

I am, generally speaking, no great lover of radishes. The exact reason why is an enduring mystery—chalk it up to some childhood culinary trauma, perhaps, or to genetics. It makes sense, then, that I was skeptical at first of celebrated chef-restauranteurs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby’s newest offering, a completely[Read More…]

ALEXANDRA BRUNJES

OUT OF OFFICE: Abroad and Unscheduled

Routines form the basis of life at Georgetown. Class schedules provide the infrastructure, extracurriculars fill in the gaps and the remaining free time is devoted to daily necessities like eating and sleeping. Going abroad throws a wrench in this scheduling. When I got to Copenhagen, Denmark, my typically overbooked schedule[Read More…]

by September 25, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns