Arts & Entertainment

Kanye West Is, Indeed, A God

In an interview last week with Zane Lowe of BBC Radio, Kanye West declared himself to be the biggest rock star in the world. What’s clear looking at the aftermath of that hour-long segment is that West deserves a different grandiose title: the paradigm villain in contemporary pop culture. What[Read More…]

by October 1, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Birbigs Brings Laughs to Campus

Comedian Mike Birbiglia (COL ’00) is best known for his “Olive Garden Italian” heritage, sleep disorder and love of pizza, but he corresponded with The Guide to discuss the relationship between his comedy and his time at Georgetown. The stand-up comic will return to campus for a week long run of his[Read More…]

by February 21, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Georgetown Ballroom Masters All the Right Moves

Georgetown Ballroom Masters All the Right Moves

Men and women stand an arm’s length apart, and when the lilting sound of a Strauss composition fills the air, these couples come to life and begin waltzing around the room. This could be a scene from a period film, except for the fact that the dancers are wearing jeans[Read More…]

by February 21, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Graffiti Offers Glimpse Into Conflict

Graffiti Offers Glimpse Into Conflict

We often hear of conflicts in the Middle East through the mouths of the extremists and politicians, not those living in the midst of turmoil. Words & Walls, a new book by AdamHeffez (SFS ’11), gives a voice to those overlooked in the conflict: the locals. He has provided a unique window[Read More…]

by February 20, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Thriller Showcases Soderbergh’s Skills

Thriller Showcases Soderbergh’s Skills

4/5 stars Gracing movie credits for the third time, the dynamic duo of Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderberghand screenwriter Scott Z. Burns shows how it can masterfully fool and baffle audiences with their matchlessly crafted, puzzle-box story in the gripping psychological thriller Side Effects. Side Effects dives right into suspense with an opening[Read More…]

by February 8, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, 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 New Age for Zombie Movies?

4/5 Stars Expressionless. Ravenous. Dead. Those are just a few of many adjectives our society associates with zombies, those mumbling corpse-like entities that retain no humanity and care only for their next fleshy meal. Zombie movies generally consist of nothing more than unnecessary large amounts of gore and terrible acting.[Read More…]

by February 4, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Tarantino’s Latest Misunderstood

Warning: This piece contains numerous “Django Unchained” spoilers. By calling Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie “a masturbatory ode to stereotypes and false history” in his Jan. 15 column (“‘Django’ Warps Racial History,” A3), Zenen Jamies Pérez seems to have missed out on any sort of nuance found in “Django Unchained” —[Read More…]

by February 1, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Alum Makes Great Play With New Film

4/5 Stars   After watching Silver Linings Playbook, I have a newfound appreciation for tragic comedies, though I don’t think many will outdo this film anytime soon. Director and screenwriter David Russell has created a gripping film that highlights an omnipresent, yet  overlooked, problem central to modern-day American life: personal psychological[Read More…]

by November 16, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Shaking Things Up

James Bond is back — and he’s here to stay. After four long years since Quantum of Solace — and even longer since Daniel Craig’s debut performance in Casino Royale— Agent 007 returns in Skyfall. Directed by Sam Mendes,Skyfall blends the classic James Bond experience with a modern twist. I was able to be a[Read More…]

by November 9, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide