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...

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The Love is Gone: ESPN and the Big EAST

The Love is Gone: ESPN and the Big EAST

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03/24/2014

“What are we supposed to do After all that we’ve been through When everything that felt so right is wrong Now that the love is gone.” -”Love is Gone” by David Guetta Other than resisting that inner desire to start humming along to the rest of this catchy party tune and break out in dance,…

Bob Cousy: the Houdini of the Hardwood

Bob Cousy: the Houdini of the Hardwood

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03/23/2014

Superstars come in many shapes and sizes. They are big, small, smart, stupid, arrogant, and some of them are even insane. The one thing they have always had in common, however, is their ability to make us turn on our TVs and forget about everything except for what they show. They teach us how to…

Manziel’s Secret Weapon: Analyzing Mike Evans

Manziel’s Secret Weapon: Analyzing Mike Evans

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03/23/2014

Just about every prolific college quarterback of the past decade has had a great wide receiver. Tim Tebow had Percy Harvin and Aaron Hernandez, Robert Griffin III had Josh Gordon, Brandon Weeden had Justin Blackmon, and Ken Dorsey had Andre Johnson just to name a few. This trend holds true in this year’s NFL draft….

Keep it American: Opening Day abroad needs to go

Keep it American: Opening Day abroad needs to go

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03/23/2014

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks opened the Major League Baseball season last Saturday and Sunday with two games in Sydney, Australia. The season opener for the two teams was part of an initiative the MLB has been working on over the years in order to spread the popularity of baseball all over the…

Ivan Brunetti’s memoir draws on depression

Ivan Brunetti’s memoir draws on depression

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03/23/2014

I’m going to ease myself into this book column with a picture book—a grown-up picture book that hints at all the disillusionment and exhaustion characteristic of actual adult life. (As you can tell, I’m really looking forward to graduation.) Aesthetics: A Memoir by the renowned Ivan Brunetti uses eclectic Brunetti original artworks and brief descriptions…

Divergent is indefinitely bland

Divergent is indefinitely bland

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03/22/2014

Ever since the success of the Harry Potter film franchise, a lot of young adult book series have been adapted for the big screen to cash in on that popularity, most notably Twilight and The Hunger Games. The newest addition is Divergent, based on the novel by Veronica Roth. Given that the concept of the…

Glee hits the big 100

Glee hits the big 100

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03/21/2014

Five seasons, over 1000 songs, a lot of drama, and multiple fights and Glee has finally reached 100 episodes. And they definitely pulled out all the stops for their centenarian. Beware: there will be spoilers. The high school musical drama, celebrated its 100th episode this week with a bang. All the old Glee Club members…

National Transfers Helping or Hurting USMNT?

National Transfers Helping or Hurting USMNT?

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03/21/2014

On Tuesday, 18 year-old Bayern Munich forward Julian Green applied to FIFA for a change in national team allegiances, deciding to join the US National Team.  Green was born in Tampa to an American father and a German mother, but has spent most of his life in Germany.   A young player with more potential than…

Bad Words is obscenely good

Bad Words is obscenely good

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03/21/2014

Bad Words is a film that could have easily gone sour. The premise sounds like something that would promise a dull story and empty crass humor. But luckily for us, star and first-time director Jason Bateman manages the film in such a way that avoids both of these and comes out with something pretty funny….

Eye of the Tiger: Is a comeback deserved?

Eye of the Tiger: Is a comeback deserved?

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03/21/2014

It has been almost 6 years since Tiger Woods last won a major championship. In those 6 years he has played 18 majors and failed to win a single one. While he is a four-time Masters champion, he hasn’t won at Augusta National in nine years. Ever since his personal life blew up, he hasn’t…


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