Patty Jenkins Brings Wonder Woman—and Girl Power—to Georgetown

On June 14th, a little girl named Isabella stood at the corner of P Street and Wisconsin, clutching a Wonder Woman Barbie and wearing a pajama set styled after the superhero’s iconic spangled costume. Next year, she would start second grade at a D.C. elementary school, but today, Isabella was part of the growing crowd...

Unshelved: What’s the Right Thing to Do?

I’ve always had a really close relationship with my dad. We have the same bizarre sense of humor and love of music and movies. I have vivid memories of falling asleep in front of the TV leaning on his shoulder, struggling to keep our eyes open after watching our third movie. I was raised on...

In a Perfectly Crafted, Emotionally Resonant Finale, The Americans Says Goodbye

The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. The Berlin Wall fell in 1989. The Washington Summit on nuclear arms reduction took place in December 1987. While this last event aptly set the tense stage for The Americans’ sixth and final season, the first two predicted its ending. Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings’ (Keri Russell) mission...

Halftime

Thunder Burger vs. Burger Tap & Shake: Burger Week

Thunder Burger vs. Burger Tap & Shake: Burger Week

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12/04/2014

In the final four matchup of the Halftime 2014 Burger Bracket, Thunder Burger and Bar went head to head with Burger Tap & Shake for the chance to battle for the title of best burger in DC. The two restaurants had very different feels. Burger Tap & Shake, a more casual establishment located in Foggy…

Benoy Behl and the Art of Buddhism

Benoy Behl and the Art of Buddhism

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12/03/2014

From the moment I entered the Benoy Behl art exhibit, I was mesmerized by the colorful contrast of eye-catching art pieces that lined the stark white exhibit walls. The photographs were small in size, but upon closer examination, contained a complexity and depth that could house a variety of interpretations. The exhibit is located in…

Thoughts Running Through My Head

Thoughts Running Through My Head

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12/03/2014

Running the same route squeezed between the Potomac and the parkway to the tourist filled monuments isn’t exactly escapism. It’s beautiful and enjoyable, but it doesn’t remove you from the hustle and bustle of Georgetown. If you really want a brief reprieve from all the chaos of campus, or even if you just want to…

The Weekly List: For your EDM friends

The Weekly List: For your EDM friends

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12/02/2014

[8tracks url=”http://8tracks.com/mkb108/house-indie-peace-treaty” ] You are an Indie Alternative fan. Most people have not heard of the artists you listen to, and you like it that way. Unfortunately, being the one with the outlandish music taste can have its faults, especially in the 18-22 age demographic. Your friends often prefer music with hard bass and nightclub…

Opera Review: The Barber of Seville

Opera Review: The Barber of Seville

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12/02/2014

Suit up, Halftime. It’s time to get classy and attend a night at the Met. As an aspiring performer and lover of all things classical music, my parents only thought it fitting to take the family to see Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (in English, The Barber of Seville) at the Metropolitan Opera. Premiering in…

Can the Thunder Rise Again?

Can the Thunder Rise Again?

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12/01/2014

Mere weeks ago, If someone had told you the Oklahoma City Thunder would start 5-12, you’d think they were crazy—or a still-disgruntled Sonics fan. But here we are, just past Thanksgiving with the Thunder fighting to stay out of the Western Conference basement. Of course, this weird state has come about thanks mainly to Kevin…

National Geographic: "Food: Our Global Kitchen"

National Geographic: "Food: Our Global Kitchen"

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12/01/2014

Sitting down at a table in Leo’s with friends, I never talk about where my food comes from. Usually the conversation involves the bad feeling Leo’s food leaves in our stomach. They point out the dry meat, cold noodles, stale cookies, and valiantly assert that they would do anything to avoid eating the cafeteria food….

MLB Offseason Preview: NL Central

MLB Offseason Preview: NL Central

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11/24/2014

St. Louis Cardinals The Cardinals head into the offseason with a team comprised of excellent young pitching that carries them to the playoffs seemingly every year. After losing to the Red Sox in the World Series in 2013, manager Mike Matheny led his team to the National League Championship Series in 2014. However, outdone by…

Damning with Praise: Rex Ryan

Damning with Praise: Rex Ryan

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11/24/2014

The Jets are the worst New York football team this year…which is saying something.  Wasting away at the bottom of the AFC East at a measly 2-8, the Jets need to make some moves.  They began to address their serious talent deficiency with a trade for Percy Harvin, but the Jets’ woes go deeper.  This…

Controlling the Game

Controlling the Game

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11/21/2014

On Tuesday, the College Football Playoff selection committee released their third weekly ranking. It was, of course, met with harsh criticism from the college football world. Apart from fans of #3 Florida State, who justifiably contend that their undefeated squad ought to be ranked number one until they are defeated, the criticism was not so…


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