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

The Team, The Time, The 2006-07 Islanders

The Team, The Time, The 2006-07 Islanders

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04/16/2014

Over the next few months, Halftime writer Joe Pollicino will re-examine some of the favorite teams, players, and moments from his halcyon days of fanhood. 30th out of 30. That’s where all the publications and experts had the New York Islanders pegged to finish entering the 2006-07 season. And if they could have placed them…

Harley Quinn’s Craziness Is Outstanding

Harley Quinn’s Craziness Is Outstanding

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04/15/2014

Character development in the superhero genre is harder than you would think. With numerous writers and artists presenting the cape and cowl crowd over and over again, it’s hard for radical changes and development in a character to really have lasting power. Sometimes, these changes are not done for the right reason or are just…

Mickelsatire: Crowley Does the Masters

Mickelsatire: Crowley Does the Masters

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04/15/2014

Area Golfers Head to Local Courses, Remember How Shitty They Are at Golf BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA – After four straight days of Masters binge-watching, throngs of area golfers hit the links this week, hoping to find their form despite having not played since this time last year. “It’s the most entertaining few days of my year,”…

The Case for Community: Part I

The Case for Community: Part I

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04/15/2014

In the fall of 2009, a series of new pilots from all the big broadcast networks were dropped onto iTunes for free, as they are at the beginning of every broadcast season. These networks do this to stir up buzz for their new shows, to make people actually watch all the following episodes. I downloaded…

Submit to the Voice’s Photo Contest

Submit to the Voice’s Photo Contest

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04/15/2014

At the end of each year, the Voice likes to take a break from its regular programming of hard-hitting, investigative features to give you something that you’ve loved since your preschool days: pictures. Yes, it’s finally time for the Voice’s annual photo contest! Several photos will be selected from all of the submissions and will…

The MLBeat: Dirty Hands

The MLBeat: Dirty Hands

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04/14/2014

Can’t we all just play fair? In Major League Baseball, the answer to this question is not as simple as yes or no. It is understood in all sports that players will do whatever it takes to get any slight advantage on their competition and it has been understood for decades upon decades. These strategic…

Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice

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04/14/2014

If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it? I mean I write poems in these songs dedicated to you when You’re in the mood for empathy, there’s blood in my pen Better yet, where your friends and them?                  …

The Weekly Listen: "Mainstream" Indie

The Weekly Listen: "Mainstream" Indie

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04/14/2014

Welcome to The Weekly List(en), a curation of the latest and greatest tracks to hit the interwebs in the past week(ish). Didn’t get a chance to peruse the blogosphere since our last update? No worries. We went ahead and did it for you! Check out our picks below: It’s been a good week for some…

The Bears Come out of Hibernation

The Bears Come out of Hibernation

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04/14/2014

The win streak ended at 12 on March 24, as the Montreal Canadiens took down the Bruins in a shootout.  Boston has stumbled slightly since then, falling in two consecutive shootouts after going almost the entire month of March without losing.  Still they remain atop the league standings, 3 points ahead of the resurgent Anaheim…

Has college stardom doomed Ka’Deem Carey?

Has college stardom doomed Ka’Deem Carey?

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04/12/2014

There’s no question that the game of football takes a toll on the body. Whether it’s severe concussions, torn ACL’s, or simply aggregate wear and tear, the wide array of injuries players suffer over the course of their respective careers almost always culminates in a less than heroic fall from grace. For fans, watching their…


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