Daily Archives: April 25, 2013
Through the innocent eyes of a child, the horrifying injustices of the Holocaust amass a certain naive surrelity. In The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, director Mark Herman uses this perspective, similar to that of Anne Frank, to evoke the full impact and emotion of this tragedy. Based upon the novel by Irish author John [...]
The standard Hollywood biopic faces a problem of balance. On the one hand, they attempt to tell a true story, to give facts and real information about one (presumably important) life. On the other hand, real lives are rarely the narratives we want them to be—loose ends aren’t tied up, characters fade in and out [...]
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve always had a secret love for The Killers. As one of the first “indie” bands I listened to in my younger days, they will always have a special place in my heart, even if hardcore hipsters deride me for such sentiments. The band’s latest offering, Day & [...]
After a lengthy career of making beats for rappers on both ends of the hip-hop spectrum, Seattle-based producer Jake One has enlisted an impressive array of MCs to rap over his eclectic beats on debut solo album White Van Music. The list ranges from left-coast unknowns like Spaceman to established veterans like Busta Rhymes, and [...]
In 1991 the Minnesota Twins won the World Series; the Louisiana governor’s race included a former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard; former Soviet states declared their independence; and Nintendo released the Super Nintendo. In other words, we’ve come a long way, baby. Looks like someone forgot to tell Axl Rose. Chinese Democracy is the group’s [...]
Nowadays new music genres pop up as frequently as Sarah Palin changed her clothes ON the campaign trail. (Gotta keep those pants suits crisp for charity, eh?) Out with the old, in with the new, goes the tired adage, and many music aficionados have no qualms with relegating “antiquated” genres to the dustbin of history. [...]
As the end of the year approaches, the internet will be inundated with “best of” lists for everything from books to inventions. Simply look at this week’s feature story in the Voice for one example of this critical deluge. Sadly, the television season doesn’t follow the calendar year, so there will be no color spread [...]
You don’t get much British food over here in the United States. That’s probably because jolly old England’s starchy, overcooked culinary offerings tend to be something less than transcendent. However, this gray and mushy reputation can be overcome when you’re using fresh, local ingredients and a little ingenuity, which is exactly what the people over [...]
America is a snapshot culture. A single still frame is enough for the viewer to get lost in a remembrance of the past, however fleeting. Thus, a professional photographer’s goal is to draw attention to a piece of history with each frame he takes.
Georgetown should offer shuttle buses to and from the inauguration to ensure that its students are able to attend the ceremonies, regardless of the state Metro is in.