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Old Stone House to Close Today for Yearlong Renovations

The Old Stone House, the oldest structure still on its original foundation in Washington, D.C., closes today to begin about one year of renovations. The renovations will install a new fire suppression system, stabilize the building’s foundation, fix the exterior stonework and upgrade the plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems, according[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Movie Review: ‘Marshall’

★★★★☆ “Marshall” is a social commentary on segregated America in the 1940s. Set in affluent Greenwich, Conn., the story recreates the 1941 Supreme Court case Connecticut v. Spell and celebrates the legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice on the court. The film begins when Eleanor Strubing, a[Read More…]

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A Story of Strength: The Life of Yarrow Mamout

On Jan. 7, 2012, historian James H. Johnston presented a case to the Old Georgetown Board, a three-person team appointed by the D.C. Commission of Fine Arts responsible for preserving Georgetown’s architectural history. Johnston hoped to stop the construction of a set townhouses at 3324 Dent Place, NW, a location[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
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Movie Review: ‘Viceroy’s House’

★★★★☆ “Viceroy’s House” — like any film that tries to retell a major historical event — is faced with the daunting challenge of doing justice to people’s stories. The film follows the final viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, played by Hugh Bonneville, as he works on overseeing the transition from[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

Storied Statues Reveal Georgetown’s History

Walking across Georgetown’s campus, it is easy to notice subtle relics of the university’s rich history — statues and memorials are woven between modern buildings and dormitories, occupying an important space in daily student life. Though dozens of other bronze- and stone-cast figures decorate the Hilltop, few Georgetown students know the[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 5 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
POR OTRO LADO: Walks Through Teotihuacán

POR OTRO LADO: Walks Through Teotihuacán

I have been spending my first month of the fall semester not on the Hilltop, but in Mexico City, where I have been  immersed in a culture filled with the smooth but exhausting Spanish of chilangos — natives to the city — the gloriously deep blue of Frida Kahlo’s house[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
O’BRIEN: Seeking New Perspectives

O’BRIEN: Seeking New Perspectives

Investigating history through various perspectives has always captivated me. Looking back at elementary and middle school, I remember the fascination when my peers and I learned about important historical events and figures for the first time. The most memorable historic figure who captured my curiosity and interest was Amelia Earhart.[Read More…]

by July 28, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM

Museum Exhibits Across the District

“Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.” The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is one of D.C.’s premier art galleries, attracting millions of visitors each year with its eye-catching exhibits. In 2007, during the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Hirshhorn installed “Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.,” a sculpture by Yoko Ono[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Summer Highlights, The Guide
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A Voyage Through JFK’s Legacy

The Smithsonian American Art Museum recently unveiled its newest exhibit, “American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times,” a fascinating photo gallery that explores and celebrates the life and legacy of the 35th president. Visitors might ask, what exactly is it that makes Kennedy an “American visionary,” and an international[Read More…]

by May 16, 2017 0 comments Features, The Guide
VIEWPOINT: Uncovering the Stories That Bind Us

VIEWPOINT: Uncovering the Stories That Bind Us

During my time as a Georgetown student, I walked across the trolley tracks on O Street, slipped on their smooth surface in the blizzard last year and even pointed them out in a neighborhood tour for newly admitted students and their families. But I did not understand their significance outside[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized