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The Black Theatre Ensemble Presents ‘The Hand That Feeds You’

The Black Theatre Ensemble Presents ‘The Hand That Feeds You’

Known for creating a space for underrepresented voices to be heard, Georgetown University’s Black Theatre Ensemble kicks off its 2017–2018 season with an original student work that deals with race, identity and the values with which we align ourselves. Written and directed by MacKenzie Foy (COL ’19) and Kendell Long[Read More…]

Fading Lights: Decay of DC Nightlife

Fading Lights: Decay of DC Nightlife

Unbeknownst to most Georgetown students, just a 10-minute walk from the front gates sits a building filled with rich musical history. Although its stage has since been retired, it is here where Jimi Hendrix once played, where U2 made its American debut and where big names in rock music, from[Read More…]

ALEXANDRA BRUNJES FOR THE HOYA

Exploring ‘Visionary’ at the National Museum of African Art

“Our primary goal is simply, ‘Look closely, see further,’” said Kevin Dumouchelle, exhibit co-curator, during the press preview for the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s upcoming exhibit, “Visionary.” Opening on Nov. 4 and remaining in the museum as part of its permanent collection, “Visionary” will be the largest long-term[Read More…]

REPUBLIC KOLACHE

Hoya Alumnus Honors Roots With Republic Kolache

Family traditions shape lives. The most recent business venture of Texan native Chris Svetlik (SFS ’09) is a testament to the enduring influence of tradition and heritage. Republic Kolache, co-founded with fellow Texan Brian Stanford, embraces not only Texan culture but also the old customs of Svetlik’s Czech family, the[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 0 comments Features, Food & Drink, The Guide
KICKSTARTER

Georgetown Alumni Redefine Athleisure Industry

Throughout their four years together at Georgetown University, Samantha Hiranand (COL ’11), Berin Bezmen (MSB ’10) and Odile Liu (MSB ’10) formed an unbreakable bond despite their diverse backgrounds and personalities. Today, those same differences serve as the inspiration behind 3BORO, the trio’s emerging company for athleisure clothing, sportswear designed[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 0 comments Features, The Guide
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE

Crime Mysteries at the Renwick: ‘Murder is Her Hobby’

In the 1940s, Frances Glessner Lee, now known as the mother of forensic science, revolutionized crime scene analysis by introducing a novel tool: dioramas. In the Renwick Gallery’s newest exhibit, “Murder is Her Hobby,” nine of Lee’s models are spread throughout the room, each displaying a different death. Each model’s[Read More…]

ANNA KOOKE

Haunted Streets: The Ghosts of Georgetown

A little drummer boy, a possessed girl and a Confederate spy: What do these figures have in common? They are all specters whose haunted stories are ingrained in some of Georgetown’s most iconic locales. Students have often passed “The Exorcist Steps” while going on runs, attended a class in Healy[Read More…]

AISHA MALHAS FOR THE HOYA

Exploring Interfaith Dialogue With ‘Terminal’

Subodh Gupta’s monumental installation “Terminal,” is currently on display at the Sackler Pavilion of the Smithsonian Institution’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery to celebrate the reopenings of the Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art. Featuring 30 gleaming brass towers, the exhibit by the internationally renowned Indian artist also marks the[Read More…]

AISHA MALHAS/THE HOYA

Freer and Sackler Galleries Reopen During Celebration of Asian Culture

Patterned paper lanterns, a vast maze of Asian food stalls and the sounds of traditional Middle Eastern songs greeted visitors of the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery during their grand reopening celebration last weekend. The two-day celebration, “IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food[Read More…]

VALERIE MA, GRACE CHUNG/THE HOYA

Artist, Author, Visionary: Clifford Chieffo

Patrick Ewing. “The Exorcist.” Booth 133 at The Tombs. They all have one thing in common: Emeritus art department professor Clifford Chieffo. Chieffo taught Ewing painting, served as a liaison and location scout to Warner Bros. when the company filmed on campus and has been to The Tombs so many[Read More…]