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RYOT FILMS | Spanning decades and featuring communities from across the globe, the Academy Award nominees for best short-subject documentary hone in on issues of social crisis and justice. Each short documentary takes a closer look at social issues that affect millions, but “Black Sheep” appears to be the frontrunner for the Academy Award.

Oscar-Nominated Shorts Tackle Global Social Issues

The 2019 Academy Award nominees for best short-subject documentary take storytelling to new heights with eye-opening subjects, impressive camerawork and nods to unsung heroes. All  five films address past or present social crises, from pre-World War II Nazism in the United States to human trafficking in modern day Africa. This[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
ANNAH OTIS FOR THE HOYA | Two peacocks painted in gold

‘The Peacock Room Revealed’ Showcases Whistler’s Expressive Style

Finally open again after a 35-day government shutdown, the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art is taking advantage of an exhibition change to showcase 19th-century American artist James McNeill Whistler’s beautifully painted “Peacock Room” between now and mid-April. The room is an awe-inspiring testament to Whistler’s ability and the East[Read More…]

@asgreer/Instagram | Andrew Sean Greer explores issues of sexuality, coming of age and identity in his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Less.” His background as an openly gay, highly educated writer influences the novel’s take on modern-day topics and diversity. Though brilliantly written, “Less” falls short in considering women and people of color.

‘Less’ Inspires With Modern Themes, Poetic Writing

★★★★☆ Andrew Sean Greer’s 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Less” explores some of the most salient topics in modern society: sexual identity, aging, status and love. The book follows protagonist Arthur Less around the world as he struggles to come to terms with a painful breakup and his looming 50th birthday.[Read More…]

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Phantoms, Gracenotes and Chimes Dominate the DC A Cappella Festival’s First Weekend

Georgetown University a cappella groups stunned at the 28th annual D.C. A Cappella Festival, which premiered Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Gaston Hall. The resonant performances of The Georgetown Phantoms and The Georgetown Chimes were the highlights of the evening, while the Capital G’s failed to meet the high[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments The Guide
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Competing Confectioneries Define Georgetown

All students have a type, whether they want to admit it or not: trendy, touristic, edgy. More specifically, Georgetown students usually prefer one of three main styles, represented by Sprinkles, Georgetown Cupcake and Baked & Wired. When they aren’t comparing how little sleep they got the night before with each[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 1 comment Guide - Top, The Guide
‘Smallfoot’ Brings Big Heart to the Silver Screen

‘Smallfoot’ Brings Big Heart to the Silver Screen

★★★★☆ Warner Bros. Pictures’ latest family-friendly animated film, “Smallfoot,” opening this Friday, reaches beyond the tropes of traditional children’s movies with its diverse range of music and unique moral lesson. Director Karey Kirkpatrick leads an all-star cast, including basketball star LeBron James and actress Zendaya, in this film adaptation of[Read More…]

by September 26, 2018 0 comments Movies, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Life Itself’

Movie Review: ‘Life Itself’

★★☆☆☆ This article discusses depression and suicide. Please refer to the end of the article for resources on campus.  “Life Itself,” a new film written and directed by Dan Fogleman, is marketed as a heartwarming love story rather than a gruesomely honest catalogue of lost life. Watcher be warned, the[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 0 comments Movies, Uncategorized
ZENITH GALLERY

‘What’s Real to You’ at the Zenith Gallery Explores Realism and the Human Form

Walking into the Zenith Gallery’s Iris Street location in northwest Washington, D.C., can feel a little like accidentally falling down a rabbit hole and finding yourself in Wonderland. From the sidewalk, it looks like a suburban house with a mown lawn, the door left unlocked. Crossing the threshold is thus[Read More…]

by August 29, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
ANNAH OTIS FOR THE HOYA

Movie Review: ‘Pandas’ at the National Air and Space Museum

IMAX’s newest documentary “Pandas,” which is being shown at the National Air and Space Museum, brings to life the incredible story of the panda Qian Qian and her bond with wildlife biologist Dr. Jacob Owens as they prepare her for life in the wild. Directed by Drew Fellman and David[Read More…]

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GU Arts Week Stresses Need for Creative Resources

Though the Georgetown University Arts Week began slowly with a sparsely attended arts forum, the tenacity of its leaders and the passionate performances of its participants resulted in a light-hearted and highly creative five days. In a much-needed attempt to foster the arts scene at Georgetown, students with diverse artistic[Read More…]