Daily Archives: April 25, 2013
Last weekend, William Watts had a lot to handle. Homecoming Weekend brought a flood of customers to the Tombs, and a private party had reserved F. Scott’s for the evening. At the same time, these were just the last few days of his 35-year career managing three Georgetown restaurants. Just one last push.
Between limited releases and an Oscar category that nobody pays attention to, Americans don’t give foreign films the credit they deserve. But not the American Film Institute—they’ve been offering D.C. an outlet for foreign films for decades. At the head of their current battle: the Latin American Film Festival.
Every sports team has its fair share of doubters. But after Saturday’s homecoming game, you can consider the skeptics of the Georgetown football team answered. The Hoyas proved that their conference-opening win against Lafayette was no stroke of luck by beating defending Patriot League champion Holy Cross 17-7 in a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback.
At 9:59 a.m. on a Saturday in July, I entered an epic Internet battle. The stakes? A free ticket to the Virgin Mobile FreeFest. My challengers? The 30,000 others vying to see Pavement, LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., and Ludacris without dropping an obscene amount of cash. By 10:03 a.m., the ravenous hordes had claimed all of the available tickets.
There is no question that in the world of professional basketball, this past summer was the Summer of Lebron. But as the buzz around the king wears off, Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony has stepped up to take over the spotlight.
Mark Ronson can play a mean guitar, but his extensive knowledge of rap, funk, and soul was what got him noticed in the first place. Ronson’s past two records have been slick, sample-heavy dance records that hint at his formative years as a club DJ. The formula is no different on his newest album, Record Collection.
It’s no secret that the Georgetown men’s soccer team has struggled mightily after getting off to a great start in the 2010 season. Even though they beat Northeastern and Michigan State on opening weekend, which led to a top 25 ranking, the Hoyas have been winless since then.
As the primary producer for the Minneapolis-based alternative hip-hop crew Doomtree, Lazerbeak has been responsible for the bass-heavy beats heard behind rappers P.O.S., Dessa, and Sims. With hip-hop credentials like these, and Doomtree’s reputation for aggressive, punk rock- infused hip-hop, you might expect Lazerbeak’s first solo album, to be filled with club hits.
Bolstered by a strong second-half showing, the women’s soccer team snapped a three game losing streak by beating Seton Hall on Sunday. The Hoyas defeated the Pirates (6-4-0) 2-0 on Sunday afternoon to improve their record to 8-3-0. The Georgetown Women’s Soccer team is now 2-1-0 in the Big East, which brings them to No. 2 in the conference.
I may just be a bitter Mets fan, but the final week of the MLB season is too mundane. Every playoff spot in the American League is already claimed, and while the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays are still fighting for the American League East crown, there’s little to no drama.