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Working for the Weekend: An Italian Sunday Morning

When I was younger, every Sunday was spent visiting my Italian grandparents. Dressed in our best to impress outfits, my sister and I loaded into the car, and our dad drove us to the tenement house he grew up in with his big Italian family. Unlike the stereotypical Italian sons[Read More…]

by March 18, 2011 0 comments The Guide

America, the Foodie-Full

When asked if I would write a column on American cuisine, I said: why not? Just because there isn’t a “Club America” on campus doesn’t mean the topic is off-limits (although I would be very interested to see what a “Club America” would actually look like). The U.S.A. is full[Read More…]

by March 18, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Popular Punk Rockers Rise Once Again

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Family of Texas Rockers Depresses With Latest Album

Family of Texas Rockers Depresses With Latest Album

Texan clan of indie-rockers, Eisley, released its third studio-length album, The Valley, through Equal Vision Records. This album will be the band’s first in four years, following 2007’s acclaimed Combinations, and the first to be released under the Albany, NY-based record label, following the band’s departure from Reprise.   During this interim[Read More…]

by March 3, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Latest Release Explores Quartet’s Eccentricity

Latest Release Explores Quartet’s Eccentricity

Gypsy music from Eastern Europe and Mariachi sounds from Mexico may not be the most compatible of musical styles, but they typify the divergent harmony that DeVotchKa achieves in their newest album, 100 Lovers. “I wanted us to stand out from the average band and I wanted to use exotic instruments,”[Read More…]

by March 3, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Sibling Rivalry: The Boring Brontës

If you ever find yourself stranded amid misty moors, brooding heroes and foreboding working-class people speaking in an almost incoherent dialect, be seriously concerned. Chances are you’ve stumbled into a Brontë novel. The most acclaimed works written by Charlotte and Emily Brontë are Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, respectively. There was indeed a[Read More…]

by February 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Fill Up for Less at This Mom-and-Pop Empanadas Eatery

Fill Up for Less at This Mom-and-Pop Empanadas Eatery

After spending two weeks’ worth of paychecks at Target in Columbia Heights, I was looking for a quick snack that was cheap but satisfying. Wandering around the area, I stumbled upon a cute little diner with an even cuter name, Julia’s Empanadas. Given the mom-and-pop feel, I envisioned Julia herself[Read More…]

by February 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Looking Through a New Lens

by February 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Be Like Mike: Hoya Hip-Hop Artist Works with Posner

Be Like Mike: Hoya Hip-Hop Artist Works with Posner

As an undergraduate at Duke, Georgetown graduate student and baseball player Michael Seander (GRD ’12) befriended a classmate named Mike Posner. Since then Posner went on to be a dance pop artist, with single “Cooler Than Me” peaking at No. 6 Billboard’s Hot 100 and “Please Don’t Go” reaching the[Read More…]

by February 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Heating Up a Cloudy Day

As per usual, the D.C. weather gods have given us two days of blissful summery ’70s last week only to plunge us back into the literal depths of rain-soaked sidewalks. Gross. I guess I should be used to the District’s weird weather variations after having survived Snowmaggedon and summer 2010,[Read More…]

by February 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide