Graham Piro

Is there a "War to Come" for Game of Thrones?

Is there a "War to Come" for Game of Thrones?


Spoiler warning: This article discusses events leading up to and including the first episode of season five. This writer has yet to conquer the literary behemoths the show is based on, so book readers may take their knowledgeable elitism elsewhere. Writing a season premiere of Game of Thrones is almost as daunting a task as…

Student film premieres in the nick of time

Student film premieres in the nick of time


It’s quite ironic that Mesbah Uddin (SFS ’16) and his production team have been working furiously for months to bring a story about procrastination to life. 11:59, set to premiere Saturday, April 11, tells the tale of Sidney Phillips, a chronic procrastinator who contends with such issues as attention deficit disorder and depression during his…

Take the “tumble of a turney” to <i>Urinetown</i>

Take the “tumble of a turney” to Urinetown


Peeing isn’t exactly a popular topic for the stage. But the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society’s production of Mark Hollmann’s Tony Award-winning Urinetown excitedly tackles this scatalogical issue alongside themes including the pursuit of dreams, corporate greed, class conflict, and the consequences of one’s actions. “Urinetown is a musical satire about freedom, justice, urine, and…

Critical Voices: Modest Mouse, <i>Strangers to Ourselves</i>

Critical Voices: Modest Mouse, Strangers to Ourselves


After seven years of silence, Modest Mouse has finally released its latest offering, Strangers to Ourselves, but considering the disappointment that the release brought with it, perhaps continued silence would have been the better option. Despite the fact that the album is headlined by the superb “Lampshades on Fire” and a few other gems, Strangers…

Season 3 of <i>House of Cards</i> Rises to the Top

Season 3 of House of Cards Rises to the Top


Everyone’s favorite murdering, conniving, scheming, lying, and manipulating politician is back! Netflix’s hit series House of Cards released its third season on Friday, February 27th. After two seasons of political intrigue and machinations, Francis (Frank) J. Underwood has finally climbed to the top of America’s government, but now must face attacks from all sides as…

The Carroll Fellows: Georgetown’s elite academics


“It really causes you to question who you think you are,” Jessica Hickle (SFS ‘18) describes how she believes the Georgetown’s Carroll Fellows Initiative has shaped her time on the Hilltop. “It reframes the way you’ve been taught to think and write.” In the mid-1990s, Dr. John Glavin (COL ’64), a professor at Georgetown since…

King Hedley II claims its rightful throne


The presentation of August Wilson’s King Hedley II at the Arena Stage is, much like the play itself, daring. Hedley takes place on one stage with no props—save for the occasional chair, drink, or gun. Many playwrights shy away from the intimidating task of crafting a story that eschews typical scene changes or pyrotechnics. Wilson’s…

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