Claire Smith

Halftime Leisure

Feud: A Tale as Old as Time

Classic Hollywood glamour. A messy rivalry. Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange returning to television. These might be just a few interesting aspects of Feud: Bette and Joan, currently airing on... Read more

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Saturday Night Undead

Wayne’s World protagonists Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar said it best when they mocked the media’s criticism of Saturday Night Live as Saturday Night Dead, both dismissing the banality of... Read more

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The Weekly List: Broadway’s Best

Showtunes get a bad rep. From jazz hands to overly enthusiastic dancing and singing, people always consider showtunes to be cheesy or obnoxious. However, there are a lot of songs... Read more


Nomadic Tells A Tale of Self-Discovery With Happy

Are any of us truly happy? It seems like most of the time, we smile when we are sad, and try to have a positive attitude even when we are... Read more

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The Weekly List: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Everyone knows the old adage “April Showers bring May Flowers.” The sheer misery of April rain paves the way for the flora and fauna (and sauna-like weather) of May in... Read more


Critical Voices: Macklemore, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have not released an official album since “The Heist” in 2012, which contained hits like “Can’t Hold Us”, “Thrift Shop”, and “Same Love” and thrust them... Read more

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“Grease Live!”: Burning Up the Quarter Mile

“Grease” is a fantastic, beloved musical, with an abundance of upbeat show tunes and a plot that adolescents can relate to. Following in the footsteps of NBC’s “The Sound of... Read more

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The Weekly List: Middle School Dance Edition

Ah, middle school. That strange time of budding maturity, where you weren’t quite trusted with responsibility but could choose whether to take art or drama class. Essential to those formative... Read more

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Hoya Hoops Madness: Fun for Everyone (Plus 2 Chainz!)

1984 was a year of many things. There was a wall dividing Berlin, George Orwell’s vision did not quite ring true, and the Georgetown University Men’s Basketball team won the... Read more

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Vandaveer: A Local Group Finds Its Folk

In a world of over-autotuned, synthetic music, folk is a genre often overlooked by the average listener. Washington DC started group, Vandaveer is in an active battle to defy this... Read more