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Folger Theater Redefines Shakespeare

A friend once said to me, “Keep this a secret, but I don’t understand Shakespeare.” I replied, “Neither do I.” For everyone who shares this problem, “The Comedy of Errors,” playing from January 25 to March 6 at The Folger Theatre, will help you to better know the Bard. Folger[Read More…]

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Black Out While Listening to This Artistically Disjointed Clamor

The Go! Team is an apt name for this Brighton-based sextet. It’s perfect because from the beginning of the track list to the end of the album, Rolling Blackouts, the music just … goes. It has little rhyme or reason to it, and for the most part, it is utterly incomprehensible.[Read More…]

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GTL and Solo Cups in Florence? Fuggedaboutit.

On any given episode of “Jersey Shore,” you can guarantee at least three things: gym, tan and laundry. Add in a lot of alcohol, a high poof of hair and fights on the beach, and you have the recipe for MTV’s highest-rated program. Jersey Shore is returning for its third[Read More…]

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Campus Spotlight: Black Movements Dance Theatre

Campus Spotlight: Black Movements Dance Theatre

Black Movements Dance Theatre (BMDT) was established in 1981 by a group of black women who realized the need to bring a larger voice of black history to Georgetown University. The founders created a company dedicated to honoring, celebrating and sharing the truth of the African American experience. Three decades[Read More…]

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Inspired by Georgetown’s Founding Fathers

Inspired by Georgetown’s Founding Fathers

Maria Chamorro (COL ’12) is a government and theology double major, currently invovled with spreading the word about the values and contributions of Jesuits. As co-chair of this year’s Jesuit Heritage Week, Chamorro is in charge of managing every event and encouraging Georgetown students to learn more about the heritage[Read More…]

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Play Explores Private Parts, Public Problems

Vivacious. Awe-inspiring. Grotesque. Improper. Novel. Awkward. “The Vagina Monologues” has been called many things. People love it. People hate it. People don’t even know about it. As a result of the title’s embrace of the infamous “v-word,” many people avoid it. What about the word “vagina” makes us uncomfortable anyway?[Read More…]

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Charged Up

Charged Up

As Wadhah Al Shugaa (SFS ’12) walks across the campus of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar, where he is currently studying abroad, all he hears — from the classroom to the souq— is talk of Egypt. “For the past seven days, we’ve had Al Jazeera on almost the entire[Read More…]

by February 3, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Delaney: When Portable Music Meant Something More

I am compact disc kid. I’ve long heard my parents’ generation regale us children about the music they grew up with. My baby-boomer parents navigated their way through vinyl, LPs, 8-track  tapes and mixtapes. “Here Comes the Sun” was released on “Abbey Road” while my dad was stationed at the[Read More…]

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Finding an Ironic Needle in a Haystack of Films

The 1980s science-fiction sitcom “Small Wonder” had big plans for success. The story of a family of engineers disguising a robot as their daughter was supposed to touch millions of Americans and catapult the show into silver screen notoriety. While the show did not achieve its goal, it did result[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Pre-Raphaelite School Puts Fresh Spin on Realism

The National Gallery of Art’s exhibit “The Pre-Raphaelite Lens: British Photography and Painting” welcomed me with a depiction of two lovers embracing each other passionately. At first glimpse, I had difficulty deciding whether it was a painting or a photograph. If it were oil on canvas, how could that young[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments The Guide