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DIRECTOR’S CUT: Peter Jackson’s ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Humanizes Western Front Soldiers

DIRECTOR’S CUT: Peter Jackson’s ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Humanizes Western Front Soldiers

As I was browsing the AMC website the other day, I noticed that Peter Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow Old” had returned to the theater on account of popular demand. Given the endless critical praise and the film’s status as one of the highest grossing documentaries of 2018, I was[Read More…]

by February 19, 2019 1 comment Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Ye Bin Won

AFTER HOURS: Zenebech Celebrates Classic Ethiopian Cuisine

At an Ethiopian or Eritrean table, a meal isn’t a meal without injera: a thin, spongy flatbread made of teff flour, a type of grain found in Eastern Africa. In many homes, the stew, vegetables and meat are arranged on top of the injera itself, rolled into small morsels, before[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Kathryn Baker

NOVEL IDEAS: ‘44 Scotland Street’ Offers a Locale Defined by Its People

I have never been a spontaneous, go-with-the-flow person, and now that I’ve been in St. Andrews, Scotland, for a month I’m relieved to say that I have finally established a weekly routine. My Mondays are mostly free and devoted to readings and research. I attend Zumba on Tuesdays, orchestra on[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
NETFLIX AND NO CHILL: ‘Sex Education’ Depicts Complicated but Realistic Relationships

NETFLIX AND NO CHILL: ‘Sex Education’ Depicts Complicated but Realistic Relationships

Right off the bat, we learn two very important facts after watching the very first scene of “Sex Education”: first, the intensity that the show starts with will surely grab viewers’ attention, and second, British television beats American television by a landslide. Laurie Nun’s “Sex Education” delivers the brutal truth[Read More…]

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Roma’ Dazzles With Deceptively Simple Portrait of Mexico City

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Roma’ Dazzles With Deceptively Simple Portrait of Mexico City

Viewers rarely get to see a film that feels as simple as it does enriching. Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” not only offers this experience, but also creates a quiet, humble sadness whose climax erupts in raw heartbreak. I had heard mixed reviews from friends — while some praised the film as[Read More…]

by February 4, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
NOVEL IDEAS: Examining the Strange Case of Studying Abroad

NOVEL IDEAS: Examining the Strange Case of Studying Abroad

On Saturday, I sent an email blast to my friends and family detailing my first week abroad, showcasing photos of the St. Andrews beachfront. As I expected, few people responded, but those that did sent heartfelt messages offering their prayers and sharing excitement for my semester in Scotland. My friend[Read More…]

by January 28, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
AFTER HOURS: Bringing the Heat — and Alligator — to DC

AFTER HOURS: Bringing the Heat — and Alligator — to DC

The moment you enter Thip Khao, you are greeted with the overpowering smell of sugar, soy sauce, Thai basil, fish sauce and lime. My face immediately splits into a grin — if my childhood in Singapore could be condensed into a fragrant blend, it would be something like this. Struggling[Read More…]

by January 28, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
NETFLIX AND NO CHILL: New Thriller ‘You’ Engrosses, Alarms Viewers

NETFLIX AND NO CHILL: New Thriller ‘You’ Engrosses, Alarms Viewers

Initially, Netflix’s debut season of “You” appears to be a cliche boy-meets-girl romance set in New York City. It quickly evolves, however, into a wannabe thriller about a murderer who conflates romance with stalking. Despite the unfortunate twist, the show, based on a psychological thriller novel by Caroline Kepnes, kept[Read More…]

by January 24, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Olivia Simon

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Green Book’ Offers Moving but Imperfectly Crafted Story

I became aware of “Green Book” just before the holidays, when a couple of my friends mentioned it was worth catching at the theater. While I was surprised to learn the film was directed by Peter Farrelly of the Farrelly Brothers — known for comedies such as “Dumb and Dumber”[Read More…]

by January 22, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, Movies
NOVEL IDEAS: New Insights Into an Old Poem

NOVEL IDEAS: New Insights Into an Old Poem

Every New Year’s Eve at midnight, after the luminous multicolored ball drops and couples exchange their midnight kisses, a familiar question can be heard echoing throughout throngs of partygoers: “Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?” This question, which readers may recognize as the first line of[Read More…]

by January 17, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide