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An Education

I t’s Monday morning, and Zach Ashenfarb (COL ’15) is sitting in a too-small chair in a classroom at Beers Elementary School in Anacostia. Across from him sits Robert, a third grader struggling to complete a worksheet on adjectives. “He couldn’t even read the instructions, so it was very stressful,”[Read More…]

by November 9, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Swapping Out the Textbooks for Netflix

Swapping Out the Textbooks for Netflix

Now that midterm season is behind us, it’s time to return to what’s really important: watching television shows on Netflix. Lucky for you, the temperature is dropping, giving you even less of an incentive to close your laptop and go outside. Now, you can maximize the amount of time you[Read More…]

by November 2, 2012 0 comments Lifestyle, News, The Guide
Pitch Perfect Hits All the Right Notes

Pitch Perfect Hits All the Right Notes

3/5 stars A capella music is one of those trends that I never got into. Granted, a lot of my apathy for singing without music comes from my bitterness about my own inability to sing in any context; I love a good DCAF show — the annual festival held by Georgetown’s Phantoms and Gracenotes— just[Read More…]

by September 28, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Local Film Festival Showcases the Little Guys

Local Film Festival Showcases the Little Guys

A grieving mother drives across the desert to visit the grave of her son, recently killed in action. Along the way, she encounters a young undocumented immigrant around the age of her dead child. Despite not sharing a common language, she befriends him, seeing her son reflected in the stranger.[Read More…]

by September 7, 2012 0 comments The Guide
A Season at the Movies

A Season at the Movies

Though fall is one of my favorite seasons, brining the return of cardigans, riding boots and the NFL, it’s not exactly known for phenomenal movies. Summer is a time for blockbusters, winter for Oscar bait. Spring and fall are where the “others” are dumped; some are good, some are  bad.[Read More…]

by August 31, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Novel Comes Alive in Intense Film

Novel Comes Alive in Intense Film

5/5 stars If you’re looking for a typical action movie, Lawless is not it. There are no high-speed car chases or actors dramatically exiting exploding buildings. Instead of wearing spandex suits, the characters are dressed in petticoats and suspenders. The film, which is based on Matt Bondurant’s novel The Wettest County in the World, gives[Read More…]

by August 31, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Sparkle’ Struggles to Shine

by August 20, 2012 0 comments The Guide
The Bourne Legacy:’ Fourth Time Not the Charm

The Bourne Legacy:’ Fourth Time Not the Charm

2/5 stars A new chapter in the Bourne series is upon us, and like many, I was skeptical as to how this film would compare to the first three installments. Unfortunately, my fears were confirmed as The Bourne Legacy falls well short of its predecessors. Writer — and now director — Tony Gilroy continues[Read More…]

by August 12, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Bipartisan Bashing in ‘The Campaign’

Bipartisan Bashing in ‘The Campaign’

3/5 stars A movie starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis is predestined to be either completely hysterical or mind-numbingly asinine. Fortunately, The Campaign, Jay Roach’s new film, falls under the former category. Despite the few cheap jokes that have come to be expected from the pair, The Campaign was genuinely funny. The plot begs for[Read More…]

by August 12, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Family Guy’ Creator  Pleases Fans with First Film

Family Guy’ Creator Pleases Fans with First Film

4/5 stars After success in television with shows such as “Family Guy,” “American Dad” and “The Cleveland Show,” SethMacFarlane — comfortable in multiple roles as creator, writer and voice actor — decided to take his talents to the big screen with his first movie: Ted. This film tells the story of John[Read More…]

by July 9, 2012 0 comments The Guide