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Myths Surrounding the Wage Gap

Myths Surrounding the Wage Gap

MARVEL STUDIOS | Despite box office smashes like “Captain Marvel” and “Wonder Woman” that feature fictional women as protagonists such as Captain Marvel, above, countless women’s stories have been deemed unfit for film or television by an unreceptive and discriminatory Hollywood industry that is loath to center women’s experiences or cast women as leads.

Women’s Stories Limited by Industry Discrimination

When “Iron Man” hit theaters in 2008, it opened up the floodgates for the development of the Marvel cinematic universe. Since then, a steady stream of semi-annual, male-dominated superhero films granted the MCU its popularity and cultural relevance. But it was not until 20 films and 11 years later that[Read More…]

GU DEPARTMENT OF PERFORMING ARTS | Women must confront difficulties in the music industry that their male counterparts do not experience. Though women have continued fighting to gain their rightful place in male-dominated genres, a long road to gender equality remains. Still, women face preconceived notions and stereotypes while vying for time on the radio waves.

Hear Them Sing: Women in the Music Industry

Caught in the storm of a persistent lack of representation and the recent reckoning of certain high-profile abusers, women have historically occupied a shaky space in music. Though women’s status in the collective consciousness of music has significantly improved, the experiences of women in the music industry remain distinct. Though[Read More…]

NETFLIX | The comedy industry has long been a boys’ club with little acceptance of female comedians. Now, trailblazers like Amy Schumer, left, shatter stereotypes and forge their own spaces in the world of comedy, despite barriers to entry.

Women Break Barriers, Leave Mark on Comedy

Today, women are performing stand-up sets in front of stadiums full of people, featuring as cast members on “Saturday Night Live” and hosting their own late-night talk shows. Just a decade ago, however, all of this success seemed nearly impossible. In rare opportunities, comedic actresses have been leading in film[Read More…]

MARVEL STUDIOS | 'Captain Marvel' follows a long line of box office smashes from Marvel Studios, but so much emphasis on the franchise keeps the film from developing on its own.

‘Captain Marvel’ Highlights New Female Superhero, Prepares for Franchise Finale

★★★★☆ After DC Comics’ overwhelmingly successful debut of “Wonder Woman” in 2017, many were anxiously awaiting the response of its rival, Marvel Comics. On International Women’s Day, Stan Lee’s brainchild debuted its leading lady, Captain Marvel, in Marvel’s first film since its creator’s passing in November 2018. While the movie[Read More…]

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James Bay Shines Bright on ‘Electric Light’ Tour at The Anthem

Three years removed from his last tour, James Bay still remembers how to bring soul to the stage. At the Anthem on Friday, March 8, Bay entertained the crowd with new songs from his 2018 album, “Electric Light,” as well as classics from his 2015 debut album, “Chaos and the[Read More…]

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JAY SEAN | FACEBOOK The process of choosing an artist began last March, when concert co-chairs released polls over social media, followed by a partnership with an agent to come up with a list of possibilities within the organization’s budget range.

Jay Sean, Jesse McCartney to Headline Spring Concert

Musical artists Jay Sean and Jesse McCartney will perform in the McDonough Gymnasium on Friday, April 12, as co-headliners for the Georgetown Program Board’s annual spring concert, GPB announced this week. This year’s concert differs from previous years’, with two main artists scheduled instead of two openers and a headliner.[Read More…]

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DC TRIATHALON CLUB | Despite more LGBTQ-friendly spaces on campus, university students are regularly losing access to queer nightlife establishments in the city. Such closures represent the persistent struggle for LGBTQ students to find communities with which to celebrate their identities.

LGBTQ Nightlife Dissipates in the District

As students left campus for spring break, Georgetown’s queer community lost another one of its dwindling LGBTQ nightlife establishments, calling into the question the state of safe spaces for queer individuals. Washington, D.C., has the largest proportion of LGBTQ residents of any U.S. state or territory, according to a recent[Read More…]

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‘Mapplethorpe’ Fails to Capture Photographer’s Essence

‘Mapplethorpe’ Fails to Capture Photographer’s Essence

★★☆☆☆ The eponymous “Mapplethorpe” chronicles the adult life and artistic development of Robert Mapplethorpe, an American photographer who rose to fame in New York City during the 1970s. The photographer was known for his uncensored artwork, most notably his black-and-white portraits of nude men and women. Mapplethorpe’s erotic work is[Read More…]

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Meg Mac Entrances Union Stage With Mesmerizing Performance

Australian singer Meg Mac, who gained acclaim for her original take on R&B with a dark, pop-infused sound, showcased all her talent and charisma in her first U.S. solo tour at Union Stage on Feb. 23. Union Stage stands in stark contrast to the rest of District Wharf, a recently[Read More…]

by March 13, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide