Author Archives: Julia Tanaka
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Schuette v. Michigan Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, after hearing Fisher v. University of Texas earlier this term. “Another affirmative action case?” you might ask. While prima facie it may seem necessary to take up two cases on the same issue, both of these cases cannot be [...]
In the fall of 1969, Georgetown’s College of Arts and Sciences admitted its first class of female students. This first class of 50 women were the first to break a long tradition of single-sex education in the College, which then constituted the majority of the undergraduate student body.
The Academy Awards definitely has a high school lunch table element to it. It’s the biggest bling-out of the Hollywood year where the celebrity elite applauds each other’s artistic efforts and secretly hopes nobody else wins. Somebody’s bound to get snubbed—this year, however, the nominations have stirred special indignation.
In a not-so-well traveled corner of Georgetown’s campus, tucked in the maze that are the Village A residences, dance groups find time in between classes to practice. Nearly every night of the week, you can find one group or another rehearsing, perhaps for an upcoming show, or to perform at halftime at a basketball game.
I was stalking my brother on Facebook last week when I came across a photo of him in stage make-up, posted by a girl who was working on the school musical. She clearly had too much free time. I nearly clicked past it, until I saw the comment that someone had left: “gay homo fag.”
Usher videos don’t normally cause me much concern. Occasionally I feel a twinge of curiosity—how is his head still affixed after all that bobbing? Usually a glance is more than enough, and I move on. The “Without You” video, however, was different. After watching it with my roommate, I was filled with distaste.
On the set of her new production, Astro Boy and the God of Comics, creator and director Natsu Onoda Power is full of abounding energy, tempered by disciplined focus. The stage is small and rough, with low lighting, an exposed brick-and-pipes wall, and a concrete floor littered with the organized chaos of a production. In the midst of laughter and the occasional missed line, there is a quieter process taking shape. Onoda Power’s collaborative style dominates the scene.
“A few days ago, Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary.” It seems like a perfectly simple, ordinary sentence at first—it has a subject, a verb, even a neat little appositive phrase. On closer inspection, however, it is clear that the repercussions presented by the content of the sentence are far from simple.