The Dark Knight: 10 Years Later

Ten years ago this week marks the release of not only one of the most influential films in modern cinema, but also one of those films which became a formative experience for the current generation of film-lovers—myself included. I was ten years old when I went to see The Dark Knight (2008) in my local...

What is Cinematography?: The Main Problem with Les Misérables

Often, I’ll have a casual moviegoer friend who tells me that they liked the cinematography of a certain movie we watched together, citing that it “looked nice”, or something of the sort. This has gotten me to think about how the casual film fan, or perhaps even any film fanatic, views cinematography as a construct...

Sharp Objects Pilot Sets Up a Dark, Captivating Series

Since Gone Girl’s stunning release and awards-season run in 2014, the world has been anxiously awaiting the next onscreen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s gritty, twisted work. When it was announced earlier this year that an eight-episode limited series based on her novel Sharp Objects would debut this summer, I scrambled to get my hands on...

Halftime

The Weekly List: Bombay Bicycle Club

The Weekly List: Bombay Bicycle Club

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02/03/2014

[8tracks url=”http://8tracks.com/drvarg01/the-weekly-list-bombay-bicycle-club” ] Hi there! I’m Daniel Varghese, one of the current assistant leisure editors for the Voice. Welcome to Halftime, the new staff blog for Leisure and Sports. It’s a fun time, isn’t it? We’re super stoked about all the new content we’re going to get to post here. This week we’re going to…

2014 Winter Olympics Could be one for the ages

2014 Winter Olympics Could be one for the ages

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01/30/2014

The Winter Olympic Games give Americans an extra chance to come together and celebrate our American-ness while watching athletes representing the Stars and Stripes overseas winning medals in events that we can only sit and watch in awe. This round of the Winter Games begins on February 6 and is planned to end the 23rd…

Kevin Durant is the real deal

Kevin Durant is the real deal

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01/30/2014

The ESPN Box Score merely says, “0:01, 109-111, Kevin Durant makes 12-foot two point shot.” Your eyes see a lanky swingman taking a pull-up fade-away jumper over 3 defenders with menacing ease. Just like that, the Oklahoma City Thunder have beaten the Atlanta Hawks and won their eighth straight game. The reason watching Kevin Durant…

Documentary proves Linsanity can’t be cured

Documentary proves Linsanity can’t be cured

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01/30/2014

Although I call myself the greatest Jeremy Lin fan in the world, I regret to say that I did not take the hour and a half trip to see his documentary, Linsanity, when it debuted in October 4, 2013. My pre-ordered copy of the movie, however, arrived during the weekend so I finally had the…

Rise and Fire: Uncovering Agent Zero

Rise and Fire: Uncovering Agent Zero

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01/30/2014

This is a column from the January 30, 2014 edition of The Georgetown Voice. It can be found here Earlier this month, during a basketball game between the University of Arizona and UCLA, cameras settled on Arizona alumnus and former NBA star Gilbert Arenas. The 32 -year-old sat courtside, hand resting on his chin—his iconic lack…

Pro Bowl or No Bowl? What to do before next year

Pro Bowl or No Bowl? What to do before next year

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01/28/2014

I made it through watching almost the full first half of the NFL’s Pro Bowl this year, which is an improvement upon last year’s viewing. I made a point to give the new format of the game a chance and committed myself to paying attention to the so-called “improvements” the league claimed it had made….

Across the river: UVA Could go deep

Across the river: UVA Could go deep

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01/27/2014

Here at Mr. Jefferson’s University, we have a lot to be proud of.  Academically, we’re the best public university in the country, no matter what the hippies in California will tell you.  Our McIntire School of Commerce produces the best and the brightest in the financial world*, and, of course, we have a UNESCO World…

Curling 2014: More than it’s cracked up to be

Curling 2014: More than it’s cracked up to be

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01/27/2014

It’s hard not to be excited for the Sochi Winter Olympics, now just a few short weeks away. Spectators the world over will be wowed by breath-taking feats of athleticism in ski slalom, snowboard cross, bobsleigh (feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme…), and, of course, this year’s controversial – not to mention verbose – new…

Mohamed Salah’s Full Halt

Mohamed Salah’s Full Halt

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01/26/2014

I don’t get it. I just don’t freakin’ get it. I understand why footballers take what they can get in terms of career advancement, and I understand that a footballer only has so many good years in his legs, but, for the life of me, I just cannot understand why a slightly underrated winger would…


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