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Folk Star Stays Safe

Before being tasked with the review of Iron & Wine’s new album, Kiss Each Other Clean, I had never heard of the singer and songwriter, whose real name is Samuel Beam. I did not know what to expect of this new album, other than that it has already received critical acclaim.[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Latin-Asian Fusion Spices Up U Street

While my palate was almost destroyed by the flaming hot egg drop soup, it was luckily able to recover in time to enjoy the remainder of the Restaurant Week courses at Masa 14. For the $35 prix fixe menu, each person chooses three savory courses and a dessert. This was just the[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Affordable Indian, Even on M Street

One lesson I learned from eating at Taj of India was that appearances can be deceiving. Having run by the entrance, I was always a little skeptical about the quality of the food inside this dive eatery. With a small navy awning that covers the door and a shadowy atmosphere,[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Do the Math to Find Beauty

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? Well, according to the Discovery Channel documentary “The Science of Sex Appeal,” it’s not. Science has found a few universal “sexy” qualities that are guaranteed to pique the interest of any person, regardless of time, culture or circumstance. For those of[Read More…]

by January 27, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Eisenberg: DADT Repeal One Step Toward a Promising LGBTQ Future

In a historic victory for the LGBTQ community, the U.S. Senate finally reversed “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the 18-year-old policy barring openly gay individuals from serving in the military, in a dramatic 65-31 vote on Dec. 18, 2010. The bill was remarkable for several reasons beyond the huge implications for[Read More…]

by January 27, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Dulik: A State of the Union Appraisal

First thought after Tuesday’s State of the Union address: Boy, can the president deliver a speech. If anyone needs a reminder that our commander in chief won his job on the basis of his superb communication skills, this speech was just that. He, or more appropriately his speechwriters, crafted an[Read More…]

by January 27, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Campus Spotlight

Maria was bewildered with the array of Greek symbols laid out before her. “I just don’t see why we can’t use normal letters,” she confusedly declared. “Just say them out loud in your head and then substitute them into the equation,” I replied. After confusing the Greek lower-case delta and[Read More…]

by January 27, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Politics Isn’t Always a Man’s Game

Politics Isn’t Always a Man’s Game

As a government major and women’s and gender studies minor, Beth DiSciullo (COL ’12) puts both to practice as president of the Women in Politics club. Involved since her freshman year, DiSciullo enjoys not only planning events and outreach programs for the group, but also attending weekly meetings and baking[Read More…]

by January 26, 2011 0 comments The Guide
GU Rapper Lays Down Track

GU Rapper Lays Down Track

Tate Tucker (SFS ’14) might be a college freshman, but he is no neophyte when it comes to hip-hop. Last semester, Tucker raised more than a few eyebrows when he was invited to perform for — and garnered a seal of approval from —  Grammy-nominated artist Lupe Fiasco, who was[Read More…]

by January 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide

New Releases // 1.20.11

“I Won’t Give Up” Jason Mraz // Untitled 5 stars Jason Mraz is back with this melodic ode that love that conquers all. This mostly acoustic song relies on the strength of Mraz’s tenor and the poetry of his lyrics, which soar to a finish that will leave you with tears in your eyes. “Tattoo” Van Halen // A[Read More…]

by January 20, 2011 0 comments The Guide