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Kate Eastwood Norris (Mary Stuart) and Holly Twyford (Queen Elizabeth) are pitted against one another in this turbulent drama, set in 16th century Europe.

Two Polarized Queens Explored in Political Drama

The current production of Friedrich Schiller’s classic political drama, “Mary Stuart,” at the Folger Theatre showcases the most storied rivalry of English history in a gripping and dramatic performance. Director Richard Clifford adds depth to the story of Queen Mary of Scotland and her cousin, Elizabeth I of England, by[Read More…]

by February 10, 2015 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Beloved Sisters’

Movie Review: ‘Beloved Sisters’

★★★★☆ If your love is split between more than one person, can you ever really call it true love? This is the essential question invoked in German director Dominik Graf’s “Beloved Sisters.” The romance explores the private life of famous German poet, writer and dramatist Friedrich Schiller and his enduring[Read More…]

by January 24, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
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Play Dramatizes Everyday Fear and Mental Illness

Nomadic Theatre starts off the semester by continuing to explore hidden, yet gifted pieces. In its newest production “Sick,” a dark comedy written by the emerging playwright Zayd Dohrn, everyone is ill and troubled by individual problems that lurk beneath their ordinary household life. Directed by Gregory Keiser (COL ’16),[Read More…]

The Perks of Unexpected Opportunities

At heart, I am a quintessential film addict. I’ll watch every film, any film and if it makes it to my favorite list, I’ll re-watch it over and over again. As much as I’m passionate about them, it had never occurred to me that working in the film industry could[Read More…]

by July 23, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns

Through Travel, Finding a New Perspective

The best part of summer is that you can have extensive travel plans and experience two entirely different worlds within three months. After spending four weeks in Zanzibar, Tanzania, as a volunteer and teacher, I flew directly to London, where I will work for the rest of the summer. Living[Read More…]

by July 9, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

The Search for Simplicity

I’ve never been able to like a place without hating it at the same time. This is how I have felt about Georgetown and how I came to feel about Zanzibar, Tanzania, where I spent four weeks teaching and living in a local village at the start of summer. Summers[Read More…]

by June 25, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

The Perks of Going Home

As the summer began and I finally left Georgetown, I encountered a strange dread to return to what should be the most familiar place on Earth — home. After spending a long period of time so far away, the most familiar could also be the strangest, as my boarding school[Read More…]

by June 11, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

Struggling to Take a Break

As we sat in our cubicles in Lau during finals, flipping through the readings we never read over the semester, we may have regretted the time wasted scrolling down Facebook and wished we had been more productive. We may have wished we had gone to every lecture, met with our[Read More…]

by May 28, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

The Strange Difficulties of Finally Going Home

Picnics on the lawn, people in sunglasses and shorts — it looks like, at last, summer is upon us. Summer is inseparably associated with long breaks as well as a series of questions like: What are you doing? What is your plan? Where will you be? As we entered the[Read More…]

by May 16, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
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Andrew Garfield reprises his role of the famous comic book hero in the latest adaptation of the Spider-Man story.

Movie Review: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

★★★☆☆ In Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” we are reunited with one of the world’s most popular superheroes, as the film continues to explore his battles against villains, his ups and downs with his best friend, his budding romance and his love for the aunt who raised him. What[Read More…]