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Julia Usiak

MISS-TAKES: Manic Pixie Dream Girl Chooses Her Own Adventure

Oh, hey. I didn’t see you there, until precisely this very moment, when I climbed off my Harley-Davidson Freewheeler, removed my vintage leather bomber jacket, and shook out my helmet, revealing my a) long curly red tresses; b) short blonde pixie cut; c) Zooey Deschanel bangs. The helmet probably made[Read More…]

by October 4, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘A Simple Favor’ Pioneers a New Feminist Noir Subgenre

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘A Simple Favor’ Pioneers a New Feminist Noir Subgenre

Director Paul Feig has put a feminine twist on gritty noir tropes in “A Simple Favor,” injecting the film with dark humor and sets that bend reality to bring the film’s two antiheroines to life. The film opens with Stephanie Ward, played by Anna Kendrick, livestreaming on her vlog, which[Read More…]

by October 2, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
MEATLESS MENUS: Learning to Love Radishes

MEATLESS MENUS: Learning to Love Radishes

I am, generally speaking, no great lover of radishes. The exact reason why is an enduring mystery—chalk it up to some childhood culinary trauma, perhaps, or to genetics. It makes sense, then, that I was skeptical at first of celebrated chef-restauranteurs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby’s newest offering, a completely[Read More…]

ALEXANDRA BRUNJES

OUT OF OFFICE: Abroad and Unscheduled

Routines form the basis of life at Georgetown. Class schedules provide the infrastructure, extracurriculars fill in the gaps and the remaining free time is devoted to daily necessities like eating and sleeping. Going abroad throws a wrench in this scheduling. When I got to Copenhagen, Denmark, my typically overbooked schedule[Read More…]

by September 25, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns
DIRECTOR’S CUT: Spike Lee Takes Risks in ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ With Mixed Results

DIRECTOR’S CUT: Spike Lee Takes Risks in ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ With Mixed Results

I’ve always admired Spike Lee as a director because he’s a risk taker. While a lot of filmmakers know how to put on a show, not as many can truly say they’re bringing something fresh to the table. So when I found out my boss was sending me to a[Read More…]

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
Julia Usiak

MISS-TAKES: My Future Daughter’s Required Reading

“Can I steal a Safeway handbasket to use instead of a purse?” I discovered this gem of a musing while leafing through my fifth-grade journal, a treasure trove of forgotten thoughts, feelings and ideas. Some were phenomenal. Some were horribly pretentious. All were gushing emotional pipelines, residuals from the time[Read More…]

by September 19, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
Veggie Burgers That Bleed

Veggie Burgers That Bleed

Finding a good veggie burger is tough. No, it’s not impossible — gone are the days when the vegetarian options were limited to Boca and black bean burgers. However, the veggie burger has always been more of a polite gesture than a serious attempt at anything, and finding one that[Read More…]

by September 16, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
ALEXANDRA BRUNJES

OUT OF OFFICE: Transient Permanence

College is a time of disguised instability. At 18 years old, four years in one place seems like a long time, but it isn’t. Each fall when we move into dorm rooms, we hang up posters and register for classes and take another step toward independence and adulthood. Part of[Read More…]

Julia Usiak

MISS-TAKEN IDENTITY: To Sleep, To Daydream

What do you think about before you go to bed? When I was 7 years old, I had four bedtime fantasies mapped out in my mind, scene by scene. That way, when I drifted off to sleep, I would lucid dream through my own thought-movie. These thought-movies were documented in[Read More…]

by September 9, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Operation Finale’ and the Humanization of Evil

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Operation Finale’ and the Humanization of Evil

 The capture and trial of Nazi SS officer Adolf Eichmann, one of the major masterminds behind the Holocaust, is not a story that everyone would feel comfortable putting on the big screen. Films that portray the Holocaust can be difficult to produce because they can often capture sensitive moments in[Read More…]

by September 5, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide