Emily Jaster

<i>Kleptocracy</i> Engages the Unknown

Kleptocracy Engages the Unknown


The District is about to devour Kleptocracy. Arena Stage’s latest production, which runs through Feb. 24, is the world premiere of a play set in 1990s Russia that depicts the rise of Vladimir Putin (Christopher Geary) and his struggle for power against crude oil oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky (Max Woertendyke). Kleptocracy feeds the Trump-age hunger for…

The Weekly List: Jazzing It Up!

The Weekly List: Jazzing It Up!


Jazz is genius. I’m currently reading a 254 page book called The Jazz of Physics (by Stephon Alexander), and the only reason I can begin to understand the complexities of John Coltrane’s improvisation is because of its comparison to quantum physics (which probably tells you a lot about me). Nerdiness aside, the one thing almost…

She Runs the World: Marcia Chatelain and Katherine Benton-Cohen on Academia

She Runs the World: Marcia Chatelain and Katherine Benton-Cohen on Academia

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Welcome to the second season of She Runs The World! On this episode, Georgetown professors Marcia Chatelain and Katherine Benton-Cohen talk about their experiences in academia, current events in the context of teaching, and more. This season’s co-hosts are Emily Jaster (COL ’20),  the Voice’s features editor, and Claire Goldberg (COL ’19), the Voice’s content…

Concert Review: Coast Modern, March 19, 9:30 Club

Concert Review: Coast Modern, March 19, 9:30 Club


“We’re gonna get weird tonight!” Singer Coleman Trapp of Coast Modern proclaimed such after performing the first track of the band’s 9:30 Club setlist: “Tiny Umbrella,” a beachy tongue-in-cheek tune about staying positive through loneliness. Considering that less than 20 minutes earlier, electro-pop opener Shaed had performed an acoustic cover of R. Kelly’s “Ignition,” the…

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