The Weekly List: Georgetown Day

With Georgetown Day just around the corner, it’s hard to believe another year has gone by on the Hilltop. We’ve survived through 365 days of classes, jobs, internships, applications, club politics, homesickness, and new Leo’s. Thankfully, we get one full day off before launching right into the stress of finals week. Get ready for a...

The Real Homework Your Team Should Be Doing on the NFL Draft QB Class

Four names have dominated the conversation around the pigskin puzzle that is the 2018 NFL Draft. And if you’re a fan of one of the cellar-dwelling franchises that holds an early selection, it’s almost impossible not to have a general understanding of the players who could possibly be the individuals to bring your team back....

Sideline Story: J. Cole previews the NBA Playoffs

J. Cole is no stranger to hype. The North Carolina-based rapper has reached contemporary artistry’s upper echelon, where a single tweet about a forthcoming project sends the music world into a frenzy. Sure enough, J. Cole accomplished this on Monday, as he announced the arrival of his next album, “KOD,” which released just after midnight...

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The Knick Concludes Its First Season In Style

The Knick Concludes Its First Season In Style

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10/21/2014

Clive Owen has played the brooding antihero before (see his Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated turn as Ernest Hemingway in Hemingway and Gellhorn). In The Knick, Cinemax’s period piece that wrapped up its first season on Friday, Owen plays Dr. John W. Thackery, a brilliant but tormented surgeon in a turn of the century New York…

Christian McBride Trio captivates at Bohemian Caverns

Christian McBride Trio captivates at Bohemian Caverns

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10/21/2014

Christian McBride is imposing in every sense of the word. Standing almost as tall as his instrument, the bass player, planted in the center of U Street’s Bohemian Caverns in between the other members of his trio, coolly controlled the entire room with nothing more than his hands. A centerpiece of the modern jazz world,…

Royals vs. Giants: A World Series Preview

Royals vs. Giants: A World Series Preview

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10/20/2014

Tuesday will mark the beginning of the 111th Fall Classic. It will feature the Kansas City Royals, a white-hot squad of young players that has won eight straight games to start the playoffs, taking on the Giants, a pitching-rich National League team that has all the makings of a dynasty. The story for Kansas City…

Fury Successfully Captures The Horrors Of War

Fury Successfully Captures The Horrors Of War

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10/20/2014

Director and screenwriter David Ayer knows a thing or two about grit, as evidenced by the hard-hitting stories he crafted in End of Watch and Training Day. With Fury, named for the main characters’ M4 Sherman tank, his commitment to raw, unblinking storytelling rises along with the scope of his setting. The film takes us…

NBA Preview: Southwest Division

NBA Preview: Southwest Division

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10/20/2014

As the NBA heads into the 2014-15 season, it seems rather clear that the Southwest Division stands head and shoulders above all others. With the Spurs entering the season as defending NBA Champions, the Southwest appears poised to make a major impact once again. San Antonio Spurs The San Antonio Spurs were indisputably the best…

The Rise of the Shared Universe

The Rise of the Shared Universe

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10/20/2014

The world of the blockbuster was turned upside-down this past week. First came the announcement that Robert Downey, Jr. would be joining Chris Evans in Captain America 3 to kick off Marvel’s “Civil War” arc. Then, as if on cue, DC announced its own plans for the DC Cinematic Universe. So who’s going to win?…

The Sports Sermon: Can’t Hide the Dollar Signs

The Sports Sermon: Can’t Hide the Dollar Signs

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10/17/2014

Finances are private. Everyone knows that. We learn this reality from a young age. We teach kids that asking for such information is not polite, and they, in turn, carry this attitude with them, passing it on. In American society, we’ve made the collective decision to keep personal financial information a secret in almost all…

Politics and Soccer Collide as Drone Flies Over Game

Politics and Soccer Collide as Drone Flies Over Game

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10/16/2014

On Tuesday, during a European 2016 Championship qualifying match between Serbia and Albania, a small drone flew over the pitch carrying a low-hanging flag that depicted an image promoting the idea of Greater Albania.  The match, played in Belgrade, Serbia, had to be abandoned soon after the flag’s appearance in the 43rd minute.  Much of…

Get Out of Town!

Get Out of Town!

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10/16/2014

Once midterm season rises and rears its ugly head, it is necessary to remind yourself that there is a world outside of Economics tests and Philosophy papers. For me, this meant loading up a Volkswagen Golf (thank you Zipcar membership*) with tents, food, and four of my friends and heading straight into the great outdoors….

The NLCS: A Battle of Empires

The NLCS: A Battle of Empires

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10/16/2014

Following Wednesday’s victory, the Royals will return to the World Series for the first time since the 1985.  Both NLCS teams, on the other hand, have been World Series regulars.  The Giants won it all in 2010.  A year later, the Cardinals took their spot as World Champions.  In 2012, the Giants and Cardinals faced…


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