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AUTOMATIK | Moved by Elle Fanning’s powerful performance, ‘Teen Spirit’ serves as a solid directorial debut for actor Max Minghella. Fanning’s natural and poignant singing voice brings reality to her role and contextualizes the teenage angst, with the film aiming to bring the traditional coming-of-age story to the modern era.

‘Teen Spirit’ Treads Familiar Ground, Packs Musical Punch

★★★☆☆ “Teen Spirit” tells a familiar story: A teenage hopeful from a small town gets a chance to go big and runs with it. With a melancholy pop soundtrack, undercurrents of discontent and a rise to fame, “Teen Spirit” is the newest Cinderella story.  The film is the directorial debut[Read More…]

MASK AND BAUBLE INSTAGRAM | A musical unlike many others, "Hello Again" features a series of encounters throughout history that share stories of human connection and separation.

Mask and Bauble’s ‘Hello Again’ Tells Century-Long Love Story

Mask and Bauble’s spring musical “Hello Again” is a rumination on romance. Based on Arthur Schnitzler’s 1897 play “La Ronde,” the show explores the entanglement of love and lust through a series of 10 two-person vignettes that bleed into one another. After each scene, the pursued becomes the pursuer and[Read More…]

by April 17, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, Theatre
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY CLUB SPORTS/FACEBOOK | The CAB Fair serves as a showcase for many students looking to find the clubs they hope to call home on campus, with many clubs showing up to attract new sign-ups. Recently, CAB Fair 2.0 launched, which features only clubs with open membership.

Campus Clubs Form Integral Part of Student Culture

When Georgetown students introduce themselves on campus, a laundry list of identifiers ensues: name, school, year, major, maybe hometown and then extracurriculars. At Georgetown, club involvement can determine friendships, social involvement and perception on campus. This emphasis on involvement in often application-based, seemingly exclusive extracurriculars has led to the emergence[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Club Issue, Guide - Top, The Guide
ALEXANDRA BRUNJES/THE HOYA | Though The Tavern offers student discounts and other options for the budget-shopper, students often shy away from the storefront. As a branch of Sweetgreen, The Tavern seeks to bring fresh produce to shoppers by working directly with farmers. With the purest intentions and the chicest store, The Tavern is worth a visit.

The Tavern Offers a Reimagined, Upscale Version of Sweetgreen

In 2007, three young Georgetown graduates founded a salad shop called Sweetgreen and opened up its first location within walking distance from their alma mater on M Street. A few months before the unveiling of Sweetgreen’s large Wisconsin avenue location in spring 2017, the original shop closed its doors for[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
Alexandra Brunjes/The Hoya | After garnering a following of over 800,000, Calloway decided she wanted to share life lessons from moments like the collapse of her book deal with her fans. So strong is her influence that her fans were willing to pay $165 for her spur-of-the-moment workshop world tour. Yet Calloway’s tour seems to have turned into another messy situation.

Instagram Influencer Embarks on Tumultuous Tour

As a blizzard swept through Washington, D.C., on Jan. 13, magic was brewing inside a bright, plant-filled event space in Georgetown: Instagram influencer Caroline Calloway was leading her creativity workshop, the second in an inaugural tour she had planned to host this spring. With Instagram’s growth as platform, the people[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
Amy Li/The Hoya | Centered around the lives of three teenagers — Cristin Cowley (MSB ’20) as Diwata, left, Nate Weiand (COL ’21) as Solomon, right, and Ben Ulrich (SFS ’20) as Howie — “Speech & Debate” is an inventive and enthralling experience, from the performances to the production value. Directed by Mark Camilli, the play deals with timely issues affecting young people.

Powerful Performances Shine in ‘Speech & Debate’

On the surface, “Speech & Debate” seems dry and cliche-ridden: Three outcast teenagers in an oppressively conservative town come together to form a debate club. Below the surface, Georgetown University’s Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society’s newest production is anything but predictable. A production co-sponsored with the theater and performance studies[Read More…]

by January 24, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, Theatre
Lantern Entertainment | “The Upside” is a fairly successful attempt to adapt the hit French film for U.S. audiences, featuring a standout performance from Bryan Cranston, right.

Cranston Shines in Remake of ‘The Upside’

★★★☆☆ In 2012, the film “Les Intouchables,” a French box-office hit, played on screens across the United States, quickly stealing hearts and becoming the highest-ranking non-English-language movie ever released. Seven years later, an American remake of the film called “The Upside” attempted to capture the same success. Starring Bryan Cranston[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
‘Becoming Astrid’ Reveals Iconic Writer’s Hidden Struggle

‘Becoming Astrid’ Reveals Iconic Writer’s Hidden Struggle

★★★★☆ Presented by Nordisk Film Production and Avanti Film, “Becoming Astrid” acquaints audiences with the personal history of beloved author Astrid Lindgren and provides a window into the life that inspired many of her stories. With a thoughtful performance by Alba August in the titular role and evocative cinematography punctuated[Read More…]

by December 6, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
ALEXANDRA BRUNJES

OUT OF OFFICE: Packing the Essentials, Appreciating Life From Abroad

One of the most stressful parts of study abroad preparation in August was also one of the most routine: packing. I found it surprisingly overwhelming to look at all of my clothing, school supplies and knickknacks and decide what to leave behind for four months. How many pairs of shoes[Read More…]

by December 6, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
El Deseo

‘El Angel’ Captivates With Evocative Visuals and Gripping Performances

★★★★☆ “We all have a destiny. I was born a thief.” With this line, director Luis Ortega’s new film “El Angel,” a biographical drama about Argentina’s most notorious criminal, Carlos Robledo Puch, begins. Viewers hear this thoughtful voice-over while watching Carlos, played by rising star Lorenzo Ferro, do what he[Read More…]