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KAPASI: A Warning From Uganda

KAPASI: A Warning From Uganda

On Feb. 2, 1971, Idi Amin Dada seized power in the East African nation of Uganda. His military coup ushered in eight years of violence, erratic behavior and economic collapse to the newly independent state. The ethnic nationalist policies he implemented scattered refugees across the globe, including my father. Amin’s[Read More…]

by January 30, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Theater Review: ‘Jefferson’s Garden’ at Ford’s Theatre

Ford’s Theatre’s historical significance as the place Abraham Lincoln was assassinated lends weight to the performance of “Jefferson’s Garden,” a show that explores the tensions between the ideals of the Founding Fathers and the difficult realities of freedom in America. British playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker’s scenes illustrate important historical markers, making[Read More…]

KAPASI: The Wounded Knee Massacre

KAPASI: The Wounded Knee Massacre

The Wounded Knee Massacre, the murder of Lakota refugees by the U.S. Cavalry in 1890, was inevitable. This atrocity was the culmination of the centuries-long effort by European immigrants to exterminate the indigenous peoples of the Plains, an indelible desire to expand fueled by Manifest Destiny. Despite the infamy of[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

Old Stone House to Close Today for Yearlong Renovations

The Old Stone House, the oldest structure still on its original foundation in Washington, D.C., closes today to begin about one year of renovations. The renovations will install a new fire suppression system, stabilize the building’s foundation, fix the exterior stonework and upgrade the plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems, according[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Movie Review: ‘Marshall’

★★★★☆ “Marshall” is a social commentary on segregated America in the 1940s. Set in affluent Greenwich, Conn., the story recreates the 1941 Supreme Court case Connecticut v. Spell and celebrates the legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice on the court. The film begins when Eleanor Strubing, a[Read More…]


A Story of Strength: The Life of Yarrow Mamout

On Jan. 7, 2012, historian James H. Johnston presented a case to the Old Georgetown Board, a three-person team appointed by the D.C. Commission of Fine Arts responsible for preserving Georgetown’s architectural history. Johnston hoped to stop the construction of a set townhouses at 3324 Dent Place, NW, a location[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 2 comments Guide - Top, The Guide

Movie Review: ‘Viceroy’s House’

★★★★☆ “Viceroy’s House” — like any film that tries to retell a major historical event — is faced with the daunting challenge of doing justice to people’s stories. The film follows the final viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, played by Hugh Bonneville, as he works on overseeing the transition from[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide

Storied Statues Reveal Georgetown’s History

Walking across Georgetown’s campus, it is easy to notice subtle relics of the university’s rich history — statues and memorials are woven between modern buildings and dormitories, occupying an important space in daily student life. Though dozens of other bronze- and stone-cast figures decorate the Hilltop, few Georgetown students know the[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 6 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
POR OTRO LADO: Walks Through Teotihuacán

POR OTRO LADO: Walks Through Teotihuacán

I have been spending my first month of the fall semester not on the Hilltop, but in Mexico City, where I have been  immersed in a culture filled with the smooth but exhausting Spanish of chilangos — natives to the city — the gloriously deep blue of Frida Kahlo’s house[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
O’BRIEN: Seeking New Perspectives

O’BRIEN: Seeking New Perspectives

Investigating history through various perspectives has always captivated me. Looking back at elementary and middle school, I remember the fascination when my peers and I learned about important historical events and figures for the first time. The most memorable historic figure who captured my curiosity and interest was Amelia Earhart.[Read More…]

by July 28, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top