Emilia Brahm


The Duff is not ugly or fat

The Duff, directed by Ari Sandel and based on the novel by Kody Keplinger, will bring you back to familiar moments of invisibility (and worse, unasked for visibility). The film... Read more


Jodorowsky’s Dune brings epic back from the recycling bin

“Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.” Frank Herbert’s seminal science... Read more


Under the Covers: Putin’s complaint

Oscar Wilde said that artists are useless. Of all the useless artists out there, some have to be more self-obsessed than others. In literature, Philip Roth comes to mind as... Read more


Under the Covers: At night, think about our history

“I was a judge at a recent Literary Death Match in Miami. One of my co-judges was [Tina Fey. The other was] Prodigy of Mobb Deep, who was one of... Read more


Under the Covers: A conversation with Ben Marcus

Ben Marcus was a philosophy major at NYU grappling with Wittgenstein and Hegel, planning on continuing his studies at the graduate level. Somewhere in between, he found his calling in... Read more


A Republic of Letters: Promoting social change through poetry

WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD is true. I was in his house. His wife carried a tray of coffee and sugar. His daughter filed her nails, his son went out for... Read more


Nomadic Theatre’s pool (no water) quenches creative thirst

In the posh living room of a townhouse on 37th Street, an insistent bass shakes the alcohol stained cups littered on the floor and resonates up to the colonial crown... Read more


Human Rights Watch Film Festival looks at injustice through film

Movies are instant. They happen quickly and they feel immersive. Talking about human rights, meanwhile, can be heavy and draining. When the two were combined, something bigger happened. The Human... Read more


Under the Covers: Arendt and the banality of GUSA

Ah, the season of GUSA campaigns is upon us: “Connect to Georgetown,” “Together with Georgetown,” and “Building your Georgetown.” These slogans come together in the comforting hum of subtle smiles... Read more


The Vagina Monologues hit the spot

In 2000, after Georgetown’s yearly production of The Vagina Monologues, Robert Swope (COL ’01) became angry. He wasn’t the first, but his article—never published by The Hoya, who subsequently fired... Read more