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Roses Are Red, Valentines Are Blue

Roses Are Red, Valentines Are Blue

Five stars: Without a doubt, that is the rating Blue Valentine deserves. The kind of romantic comedy where the comedy is subtle and the romance is downplayed, with the sort of nonlinear narrative that has shaped dozens upon dozens of art-house flicks before it, Blue Valentine is truly magnificent. Its[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments The Guide

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the R&B Sample

People love labels that break from the past: the New Deal, the New South, the next big thing, post-rock, post-modernism, post-everything. And music critics — myself included — are maybe the worst when it comes to the compulsive need to categorize the new and minute variations in their subjects, like[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Travels of a GUSA President

Travels of a GUSA President

Normally, the student body president can be found in the Georgetown University Student Association office. But this past November, Georgetown’s student body president and those of 14 other universities visited Russia through a program run by the Presidential Bilateral Commission. Students engaged in dialogue with Russian leaders and businessmen in[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments The Guide

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the R&B Sample

People love labels that break from the past: the New Deal, the New South, the next big thing, post-rock, post-modernism, post-everything. And music critics — myself included — are maybe the worst when it comes to the compulsive need to categorize the new and minute variations in their subjects, like[Read More…]

by January 13, 2011 0 comments The Guide

New Year, New Seasons

The new year not only brings many opportunities to realize that you wrote the date incorrectly at the top of your notebook, but also ushers in a fresh batch of television shows for the coming spring season. Now is the time when networks take an axe to failed shows that[Read More…]

by January 13, 2011 0 comments The Guide

What the Dickens

Every time I am at an airport, somehow in between body scanners and three-ounce bottles of shampoo, I find myself in the nearest bookstore with an uncanny urge to buy a book, in spite of any insurmountable class reading currently on my agenda. The bestseller display initially catches my eye[Read More…]

by January 11, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Complex Changes Mark GOP Win

Even with races still left to be decided, last Tuesday’s elections are already being considered to be of great historical significance. I agree. Yes, these elections mark the largest gain of House seats for a party in decades and a drastic change in the balance of power in Washington. Yes,[Read More…]

by November 18, 2010 0 comments The Guide

Shifting the Political Course After Midterms

The silver lining of President Obama’s midterm “shellacking” may well be an improvement in political cooperation, as former President Jimmy Carter cautiously predicted in an interview with comedian Bill Maher two weeks ago. Until last Tuesday, Republicans could hurl criticism comfortably from the sidelines without actually having to harbor the[Read More…]

by November 11, 2010 0 comments The Guide

A Language at a Loss for Words

My whole life I have marveled at the English language. More often than not I find myself amazed by just the sheer number of words we have created – with new ones being added all the time. How is a person supposed to keep up? Tucked into my planner, I[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 0 comments The Guide

New Hilltop Brings New View

I know this much is true: I had to travel 4,600 miles to finally understand it. Four months ago I was arriving at a very different kind of Hilltop. Nestled on the outskirts of Florence, Italy, I spent four weeks of summer studying abroad with 24 other students at Georgetown’s[Read More…]

by September 14, 2010 0 comments The Guide