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Sticky-Sweet Family Film Fails to Catch a Good Wave

Sean McNamara’s latest film, Soul Surfer, a new release about the life of one-armed surfer Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb), does an awful job of presenting a compelling story. A passionate, talented surfer, Hamilton recovered from a shark attack — in which she lost an arm — to become professional. Her story[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Animal Artist Creates a Sonic Panda-monium

Animal Artist Creates a Sonic Panda-monium

For quite some time, fans have hotly anticipated Tomboy, the new release from Panda Bear, a critically acclaimed artist and a co-founder of the successful band, Animal Collective. Highly regarded for his distinctive style, Panda Bear — born Noah Lennox — releases more of what fans love, albeit with a[Read More…]

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Budding Entrepreneur’s Start-Up Makes Headway

Budding Entrepreneur’s Start-Up Makes Headway

Angela Morabito (SFS ’12) began her own company, Headlines, with support from a Compass Fellows  grant. Headlines, which sells scarves and other accessories with inspirational messages, has gained popularity. She hopes that it can send a message about female empowerment. Originally from Georgia, Morabito hopes to pursue research in anthropology[Read More…]

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What a Catch!

What a Catch!

Don’t read this review if you’re on a diet; there isn’t much in the way of healthy alternatives here. Don’t read this review if you’re on a budget; there isn’t anything cheap here. However, if you’re willing to spend your hard-earned cash to forego Leo’s dinner for a night and[Read More…]

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Some Big Awards for Short Films

Some Big Awards for Short Films

Although film studies may still be an academic fledgling here at Georgetown, there is certainly no limit to the impressive film presence boasted by its students. Tonight marks the beginning of the 10th annual Georgetown University Film Festival, which will run from 7 to 9 p.m. both tonight and tomorrow,[Read More…]

by April 6, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Savage Sensuality: Gauguin Reaches Mythic Proportions

Savage Sensuality: Gauguin Reaches Mythic Proportions

Paul Gauguin famously said, “I am a savage.” A Parisian fascinated by barbarian lands, he created works that mingle fantasy, delusion and savagery. Featured in the exquisite exhibit “Gauguin: Maker of Myth” at the National Gallery, and known as the leading artist of the Primitivist movement, he looked to the[Read More…]

by April 2, 2011 0 comments The Guide

“L’chaim!” and Lunch

I will probably never be a vegetarian. Bacon is my favorite food group, and on more than one occasion I’ve watched an “Epic Meal Time” video on YouTube and have thought to myself, “That actually sounds like a great idea.” So what happens when you take a self-proclaimed carnivore to[Read More…]

by April 1, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Bowled Over:

Bowled Over:

A flattened bat. An old tennis ball. A pair of trash cans. It’s a Sunday afternoon on Harbin Patio, and these are the only things that a group of 12 students need for a pick-up game of cricket. The sun is shining, although the late March air still warrants blue[Read More…]

by April 1, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Powerful Performances Illuminate Production

Powerful Performances Illuminate Production

At the entrance to Walsh’s Black Box Theatre is a small display of showpieces from “Venus,” the Black Theatre Ensemble’s latest effort presented in partnership with the Department of the Performing Arts Tenn Cent Festival. Producer Katie Pak (COL ’12) tells me that this display — which includes dolls, garments[Read More…]

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Hoya Saxa-phonist Starts off on the Right Note

Hoya Saxa-phonist Starts off on the Right Note

Twenty-year-old Braxton Cook, a sophomore in the College, has been slowly taking over the D.C. jazz scene with his alto saxophone. A regular performer in D.C. jazz clubs, Braxton has received countless accolades for his music: gold medalist at the National ACT-SO competition, NFAA Young Arts finalist, member of the[Read More…]

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