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College Problems No Match for Apps

College Problems No Match for Apps

In an age when individuals are inseparable from their smartphones, mobile apps have virtually permeated every aspect of our lives — from Facebook to Snapchat, Fruit Ninja to Google Maps — but it is sometimes easy to forget that in addition to all the people using them, there are also teams[Read More…]

by October 11, 2013 0 comments Lifestyle, The Guide
The New ‘Argo’: ‘Dirty Wars’ Digs Deeper Into American Warfare

The New ‘Argo’: ‘Dirty Wars’ Digs Deeper Into American Warfare

4/5 stars They say that ignorance is bliss. But if you care about the truth, as Georgetown students usually do, Dirty Wars, which opens only in select theaters, is a must-see. A documentary that follows investigative journalist JeremyScahill on a truth-seeking journey into America’s shadowy warfare in the name of counter-terrorism, Dirty Wars will[Read More…]

by June 7, 2013 0 comments The Guide
New Clapton Offers Old School Cool

New Clapton Offers Old School Cool

Even before diving into the actual music, one gets a sense of endearing playfulness from the album artwork of Old Sock, Eric Clapton’s 20th studio album. Centered on a simplistic, white background is a self-portrait of Clapton showing his smiling face, half-concealed by a pair of sunglasses and the shadow cast[Read More…]

by March 20, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Warhol Explores Fame Through Different Lens

Warhol Explores Fame Through Different Lens

Tucked away in the corner of the second floor of Corcoran Gallery of Art, “Shooting Stars” is a small exhibit that provokes big ideas. Open from Feb. 9 to April 21, 2013, the exhibit features early Hollywood publicity stills and portraits by Andy Warhol, and it explores the concepts of[Read More…]

by February 15, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Groban Blends Genres

Groban Blends Genres

4/5 stars Produced by Rob Cavallo, who first made a name for himself in music by producing for Green Day, All That Echoes is Josh Groban’s sixth album, and is sure to delight fans. The collaboration of the pop-classical singer/songwriter and the pop-rock producer results in an album that not only features the typical traits[Read More…]

by February 8, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
A Cup of Joe a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

A Cup of Joe a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Coffee consumption is an essential part of college life — just look at the never-ending lines at Uncommon Grounds or Saxby’s. But rumors circulate about the detriments of coffee, such as itsaddictiveness and increased risks of heart disease and even cancer. Health-conscious friends of mine have been torn between the craving for[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Heart-Wrenching Musical Epic Shines on Screen

Heart-Wrenching Musical Epic Shines on Screen

Those who have seen the long-lived and well-loved musical can agree that putting Les Misérables onto the screen, especially when it involves such ambitious goals as retaining the sung-through structure of the show — and, more still, recording all the singing live — would be a challenging endeavor. With all the anticipation revolving[Read More…]

by December 21, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Heart-Wrenching Musical Epic Shines on Screen

Those who have seen the long-lived and well-loved musical can agree that putting Les Misérables onto the screen, especially when it involves such ambitious goals as retaining the sung-through structure of the show — and, more still, recording all the singing live — would be a challenging endeavor. With all the anticipation revolving[Read More…]

by December 21, 2012 0 comments The Guide
New Singer Treads Familiar Ground

New Singer Treads Familiar Ground

4/5 stars Ever since Adele’s phenomenal success began, music producers have been attempting to reproduce her style. American singer-songwriter ZZ Ward may seem like another Adele-soundalike but her debut album, Til the Casket Drops, shows that she has potential to stand on her own. While it is true that Ward’s soulful, powerful vocals do resemble Adele’s,[Read More…]

by November 2, 2012 0 comments The Guide
Ai Weiwei: Capturing Activism in Art

Ai Weiwei: Capturing Activism in Art

Ai Weiwei is probably China’s most noteworthy contemporary artist and political activist, but his art often eludes the attention of the public, as that part of his life is overshadowed by his role as a dissident. “According to What?,” Ai Weiwei’s retrospective art exhibition in Hirshhorn Museum, offers an excellent[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide