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BARBARA KLEMM
Klemm displays German history in her intriguing “Light and Dark” display.

Historical Germany Unites in Photos

Pictures in the newspaper every day serve as useful additions to the articles featured next to them. However, when saved over the course of several decades, such pictures can collectively provide a documentation of history as it occurred. The Goethe-Institut’s latest featured exhibit, “Light and Dark,” does just that. It[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
GEORGETOWN RETAIL & LUXURY ASSOCIATION
Members of GRLA posed with Chanel President and COO John Galantic when he spoke in Gaston Hall last January.

Students Plan NY Summit

On Thursday, Jan. 29, the Georgetown Retail and Luxury Association will team up with Georgetown Women in Leadership to cosponsor the first-ever Global Luxury Summit at the Time Warner Center in New York City. The summit brings together CEOs and chairmen from top retail and luxury companies like Tom Ford[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
DAN GANNON/THE HOYA
Mesbah Uddin (SFS ’15) has been pursuing a new filmmaking project titled “11:59.”

SFS Student Begins Filmmaking Journey

Georgetown student and filmmaker Mesbah Uddin (SFS ’15) discusses his new film “11:59.” Uddin dissects his process and the ways in which his style has changed since his first production titled “Freshman Again.” He is excited to share his thoughts on his work and the future. If you didn’t have[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
NICK BIGGS-CHIROPOLOS/THE HOYA
The exhibit is rather text-heavy and fails to portray the battle in an interesting manner. The controversies between the inhabitants and the American Indian people are described in great detail, but do not provide the most entertaining experience.

Brutality in History

The National Museum of the American Indian’s newest feature is a travelling exhibit called “Commemorating Controversy:  The Dakota-U.S. War of 1862.” The exhibition, created by students at Gustavus Adolphus College, provides an insight to this largely ignored part of American history. The exhibition opened last week (Jan. 14) and will[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
ISABEL BINAMIRA/THE HOYA
Although its past plays have risked criticism and censorship, Ajoka Theatre remains a popular cultural outlet in its home country, Pakistan.

Humor is Universal

  From a cartoonist’s pencil to a playwright’s pen, satire can be wielded as a potent weapon against malignant forces, such as ignorance or extremism. “Amrika Chalo,” running this weekend as part of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics’ Myriad Voices festival, aims to tackle both these oppressive elements,[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments Features, The Guide
DAN GANNON/THE HOYA

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…]

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Outdoor Lights Show Shines with Holiday Spirit

This year initiates the first exhibition of Georgetown GLOW. Sponsored by the Georgetown Business Improvement District, this project promises to become an annual tradition. The outdoor display boasts seven very unique pieces as well as additional projections that explore the artistic effects of light. The pieces are sprawled throughout the[Read More…]

by December 12, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Courtesy Nasser Kalaji
Kim Bodnia as the interrogator and Gael García Bernal as Maziar Bahari in Jon Stewart’s directorial debut “Rosewater” about Bahari’s experience.

Targeting the Truth

Last Sunday, Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari came to Georgetown with Jon Stewart to screen the latter’s directorial debut “Rosewater,” a drama based on Bahari’s experiences of interrogation and incarceration in Iran. His father and sister were both arrested for their political views, and at first Bahari distanced his work from[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Features, The Guide
DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA
In Mask & Bauble’s new production “Sonder,” normal students look beyond their projected selves to discover the true source of their identity.

Play Peels Back the Mask

The newest production from Mask & Bauble Dramatic Society, the 35-minute one-act play entitled “Sonder,” is an experience rather than a show, a haunting portrayal of the reality of our own lives and our existence in relation to each other. Written by Claytia Gonsalves (SFS ’15) and director Marlene Cox[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
COURTESY FREER SACKLER
19th century Venice is brought to life in the artistic works of James McNeill Whistler. Applying a complex variety of patterns and strokes, his original prints reveal a city of days gone by whose haunting beauty is found in the everyday activities of its citizens.

Venice Past Printed

James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room at the Freer Gallery of Art may be his most famous and lauded work, but his lesser-known prints of Venice have recently been put on display and represent a different facet of his artistic talent. The twenty-six prints were originally purchased in 1887 by Charles[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide