Immortalizing Tragedy: Patriots Day Tells the Whole Story

Director Peter Berg’s Patriots Day covers every aspect of the 2013 attack. It shows the before, during and after and follows the survivors, the police and FBI, the bombers, and the victims along the way. The result is a comprehensive picture, one which stays true to the facts and is only “cinematic” by means of...

A First Glimpse at Ed Sheeran’s Newest Album

In the early hours of New Year’s Day the Internet was buzzing with the news that Ed Sheeran had already saved 2017. He had posted a nine second video to his Facebook account announcing he would be releasing new music in the upcoming week. It wasn’t such a surprise as he had already signaled that...

Scorsese’s Silence Speaks Volumes

The opening of Martin Scorsese’s Silence is bleak, blunt, and harsh: a plain-text title slide cuts directly to a foggy image of a man standing beside a pair of severed heads, faces still twisted in pain. The following scene is a graphic depiction of early 17th-century Japanese torture, as officials pour boiling water over a...

CV: Kid Cudi, Passion, Pain, and Demon Slayin’

Kid Cudi had hit rock bottom. Personally, the depression that he had expressed with his signature pain-filled lyricism had finally caught up with him. He had checked into rehab, dealing with “depression and suicidal urges.” “I am not at peace. I haven’t been since you’ve known me,” he wrote in a Facebook post on October...


Columns, Opinion

Open Access: The Harm in Romanticizing Mental Illnesses

Acceptance of mental illness has come really far. We’re having open and honest conversations about what it feels like to live with depression or anxiety, and people who haven’t experienced these illnesses personally are listening and trying to understand those who have. “I’m having a hard day with my mental illness” is viewed as an...
Opinion, Voices

Making Space for Faith in Liberalism

We sat in silence with our eyes closed for half an hour, contemplating the people who motivate and inspire us. Those in attendance could share their thoughts periodically, but there was no pressure to speak. It was 8 p.m. on a Tuesday night, and I was at a Quaker meeting in the John Main Center....
Opinion, Voices

An Open Letter to Stephen Bannon

Dear Mr. Stephen K. Bannon, We represent 173 current students and recent alumni from across all eight graduate programs in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and we are reaching out to ask you, a fellow graduate of Georgetown University, to uphold the stated values of our shared alma mater in your role...


Halftime Sports, Podcasts, The Voice Podcast Network

The Sports Sermon: Clemson vs. Alabama

Host Nick Gavio explores the incredible College Football Championship Game with Chris Dunn, Jonny Amon, and Parker Houston. The panel discusses the title game and makes predictions concerning the future of college football. Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS
Halftime Leisure

Binged: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Prior to watching the Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events, fans of the beloved children’s book series were understandably nervous. The 2004 adaptation, featuring both Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep, was severely disappointing. The film never came close to capturing the original essence of the books and failed to satisfy the demand for...
Halftime Leisure

Lessons From Literature: The Leopard

This Italian classic of historical fiction tells of the slow decay of an aristocratic Sicilian family of the 19th century. The patriarch, Don Fabrizio, is the protagonist and tragic hero of this novel, and his sarcastic lamentations of modernity pair with incredibly emotive descriptions of the torrid and dusty Sicilian landscape to create a masterpiece...


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