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Das Some Good Eatin’

No matter how much time you’ve spent on the Hilltop, there are always new culinary discoveries to be made, even in the Georgetown neighborhood. Take Das Ethiopian, formerly known as Zed’s. Still in the same location, on the far end of M Street, the restaurant has maintained the same ambiance[Read More…]

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Hipster Hop: Rap Duo Das Racist Doesn’t Relax

n the first promotional single for Watch the Throne, Kanye West coined the term “H.A.M.” In Das Racist’s first commercial album, Relax, the rap duo simply does that — they “go H.A.M.” with an eclectic blend of electrofunk, throwback-Brooklyn flow and parody. The album title is certainly misleading, because Das Racist immerses themselves into all 14[Read More…]

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The Struggle Within: A Soldier’s Hidden War

The Struggle Within: A Soldier’s Hidden War

Jonathan Hopkins was a casualty of war, though not the kind he had been trained to fight. As a West Point cadet, Hopkins, now a graduate student at Georgetown, had been schooled in the intricacies of international relations. As an infantry officer, he had been drilled in effective combat techniques.[Read More…]

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The Restaurant May Be Piccolo, but the Food Is a Big Delight

The Restaurant May Be Piccolo, but the Food Is a Big Delight

In America, Italian cuisine is well-known, well-appreciated and, well, delicious. And Ristorante Piccolo is no disappointment. The name means “small restaurant,” and accordingly, Piccolo is a little but charming Italian restaurant, perfect for a lovely night out. Located at 1068 31st St., it can be found right past Moby Dick’s[Read More…]

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Surprisingly Solid Lineup for Fall Television

For those who remember how terrible the majority of the new shows were last fall, it will come as a relief that this new season will usher in a multitude of promising new programs.J.J. Abrams, the creator of “Lost,” and Jonathan Nolan, the writer of “Memento,” bring to CBS perhaps[Read More…]

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Fight for Your Right

On any given Friday, I can go out and hear some Chris Brown, Kanye, Ke$ha or Gaga. When I do, I’m guaranteed to freak out, say each song is my favorite and proceed to scream along as loud as I can, ruining the music for all within earshot. So, what’s the problem?[Read More…]

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I Don’t Know How You Could Watch This

I Don’t Know How You Could Watch This

When I go to screenings of movies I’m going to review, I write “lol” in my notes for failed attempts at humor, and “haha” for things that are actually funny. The lol-to-haha ratio for I Don’t Know How She Does It was absolutely dismal. There were like 10 “lol”s for every “haha.” Rarely[Read More…]

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Exhibit Explores Human Experience

La Maison Francaise, the cultural arm of the French embassy, currently hosts an exhibit by Washington-based artist Danielle Bensky, whose husband is a professor of French at Georgetown. The show,efFUSIONS, combines bronze sculpture and acrylic painting, unified by their muted tones and curving lines. “It’s about the human spirit — the emotions —[Read More…]

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New Fighting Flick Packs a Punch

New Fighting Flick Packs a Punch

From the moment that the trailer of Warrior was publicized, the buzz surrounding the film largely consisted of two questions: Why did it give away the ending in the preview? And, hang on — didn’t I just see this film last year? Having seen the movie, I can assert that[Read More…]

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Generation 9/11

Generation 9/11

The 9/11 attacks have become a part of our generation in ways that extend far beyond the days after the attacks. Reaching past the limits of New York and Washington, the atrocities on that day — coupled with the ongoing “War on Terror” that was initiated in their wake —[Read More…]

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