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NOVEL IDEAS: New Insights Into an Old Poem

NOVEL IDEAS: New Insights Into an Old Poem

Every New Year’s Eve at midnight, after the luminous multicolored ball drops and couples exchange their midnight kisses, a familiar question can be heard echoing throughout throngs of partygoers: “Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?” This question, which readers may recognize as the first line of[Read More…]

by January 17, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Prashant Desai

MEATLESS MENUS: Shouk’s Diverse Cuisine Satisfies Falafel Lovers

No one who knows me would be surprised that I love falafel, but the point is worth restating: I love falafel. Falafel is the perfect midday snack. Falafel is the perfect late-night snack. Falafel is a food without pretensions, without borders and without prejudice. You’d think that the simplicity of[Read More…]

by December 6, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Olivia Simon

DIRECTOR’S CUT: Cooper Captivates With Raw Emotion in ‘A Star Is Born’

I’ve never been great with trends, so I was a little late to the craze surrounding “A Star Is Born.” While waiting meant that I got to take in Bradley Cooper’s (COL ’97) directorial debut outside the bulk of all the madness, the film had a massive reputation to live[Read More…]

Julia Usiak

MISS-TAKES: Seeing the Marge Simpson in All Our Mothers

“You’re about to learn the two most dangerous words in the English language are ‘Marge Simpson,’” Marge Simpson herself declared. Marge is more than her orange pearls, her green bodycon dress, her unmoving beehive of cotton-candy hair, her profuse apologies and her countless anxieties. She’s the antithesis of a stereotype[Read More…]

by November 29, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
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