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Final Installment Disappoints

Final Installment Disappoints

In a world obsessed with dystopias, one accomplished author put her name in the rink with a trilogy of her own. Margaret Atwood released the first in the series, Oryx & Crake, in 2003, the second, The Year of the Flood, in 2009, and the finale, MaddAddam this month. And while parts are intriguing — exceptional,[Read More…]

by September 13, 2013 0 comments The Guide
In It for the Long Haul

In It for the Long Haul

Countless texts, phone calls and Skype sessions. A four-hour ride on Megabus — longer when there’s traffic. For many couples in long-distance relationships, these are trademarks for staying connected during college, trying to bridge the hours and miles apart. While some decry the prevalence of the “hook-up culture” on college[Read More…]

by September 6, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Bringing Underrepresented Topics to TV

I watch a lot of television, so I’m constantly asking people if they’ve seen or heard a particular thing in hopes of utilizing a brilliant reference, only to be disappointed by their lack of knowledge. This also means that I’ve heard a lot of the stories that TV shows tend[Read More…]

by August 30, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Riveting Novel Spans Generations and Countries

Riveting Novel Spans Generations and Countries

A few weekends ago, I headed home to New York for my mother’s birthday. While there, I made a point of seeing “Once”on Broadway — partly because it’s based on one of my favorite movies (of the same name) and partly because Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who) took over as the lead. Near[Read More…]

by July 16, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Dystopian Young Adult Series Offers Easy and Entertaining Escapism

Summer is the perfect time to read those long books you can’t commit to during the school year — Game of Thronesor Crime and Punishment — but it’s also the perfect time to read books with a little bit less literary merit, the type you can burn through in a few hours on[Read More…]

by July 8, 2013 0 comments The Guide

The Beauty of the Red Wedding

It always takes me a little while to process things, so in the immediate aftermath of Sunday’s “Game of Thrones,” unlike most people I know, I did not immediately take to Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr to announce strong feelings about the events that transpired. If you don’t know what I’m talking about,[Read More…]

by June 6, 2013 0 comments The Guide
A Summer for Growth

A Summer for Growth

Although Prospect Street may seem a little quieter on Saturday nights, Georgetown over the summer is anything but empty. From basketball to bioethics, the range of events and opportunities shows that when the students go home, the university keeps going strong. Summer Basketball League Showcases New Talent Although the Georgetown men’s[Read More…]

by May 20, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
Dynamic Characters Dazzle in Star Trek Sequel

Dynamic Characters Dazzle in Star Trek Sequel

5/5 stars When J.J. Abrams released his Star Trek in 2009, many longtime fans of the iconic series wondered if the director would be able to find the right actors to bring the characters to life. Could anyone match William Shatner’sswagger, Leonard Nimoy’s calculating brilliance orDeForest Kelley’s sass? If the 2009 release showed that Abrams could[Read More…]

by May 16, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Cooling off With Summer’s Best Flicks

Cooling off With Summer’s Best Flicks

There are few better ways to escape the intense summer sun than to slip into an air-conditioned movie theater and lose yourself in someone else’s life. With the summer movie season upon us, it’s time to consider what films will most likely give you the most bang for your buck.[Read More…]

by May 16, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Suit up for a Summer Hit with Iron Man 3

Suit up for a Summer Hit with Iron Man 3

When I saw Iron Man in May 2008, there seemed to be something revolutionary about it. At that point, superhero movies had been bright and slightly campy — thinkSpiderman and X-Men — until Christopher Nolan created the darkest, most angst-ridden superhero trilogy ever with a reboot of the Batman film series in 2005. With Iron Man, Marvel was[Read More…]

by May 3, 2013 0 comments The Guide