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Witty Comedy Pokes Fun at Middle America

Being an insurance agent might not be the ideal profession of the majority of people, but after seeing Cedar Rapids, I am convinced that there is much more fun to be had in the insurance game than previously thought. Directed by Miguel Arteta (Youth in Revolt), this comedy stars Ed Helms[Read More…]

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New Releases // 2.11.2011

“How to Be a Werewolf” Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will 3 out of 5 stars Ambient soundscapes abound in the space-rockers’ seventh album. Guitars weave in and out in “How to Be a Werewolf,” jutting through the ambient keyboard in eloquent strokes. Slowly picking up speed, steadily[Read More…]

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Grassroots Group With an Eclectic Vibe

Art, no matter what style, is a form of self-expression and exploration that crosses all cultural boundaries. It is also an outlet for our social concerns and grievances. What happens when a group of people decides to harness the power of artistic expression to galvanize a specific community and draw[Read More…]

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Grassroots Group With an Eclectic Vibe

Art, no matter what style, is a form of self-expression and exploration that crosses all cultural boundaries. It is also an outlet for our social concerns and grievances. What happens when a group of people decides to harness the power of artistic expression to galvanize a specific community and draw[Read More…]

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More Than Maple Syrup, Eh?

Now that it’s February, I have settled back into my Georgetown routine: going to class, attending to the growing spiral of reading I have to catch up on, ‘80s alt-pop dance nights at the Black Cat, tutoring on Saturdays and mourning the lack of decent Asian food in the District[Read More…]

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James Cameron Lost in the Deep

Director and producer James Cameron has arguably released two of the most notable and commercially successful films of the past several decades. In 1997, Titanic wowed audiences with its sensational graphics and old-style melodrama to become the highest-grossing film of all time. It held this record for 12 years until it was[Read More…]

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Years Before Busboys and Poets

Years Before Busboys and Poets

A hidden D.C. treasure, promulgated predominantly through word of mouth, Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe has been serving D.C.’s literati and hipster communities as both a gathering place and a focal point of district culture since its opening in 1976. At the time, Kramerbooks was the first bookstore that doubled as[Read More…]

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Scranton Blues: Stagnant Growth at Dunder Mifflin

Along with Dunder Mifflin, Michael Scott, and “that’s what she said,” “The Office” has become a household name in the United States due to the major success of the American adaptation of the British original. “The Office,” as many know, depicts the generic (and outrageous) lives of the employees at[Read More…]

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The Quick Dish

Ending a relationship is always difficult. You may ask yourself: When should I call things off? How should I break up with my significant other? Maybe even, who will rebound first? But I bet the one question that you don’t put much thought into is: Where should I end it?[Read More…]

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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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