Mary Mei

<i>Pulse</i> is a Clever Expression of Biometric Data

Pulse is a Clever Expression of Biometric Data


For Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, the human heartbeat fulfills its poetic potential best when heard as one among many. Lozano-Hemmer’s introduction to his newest exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum, Pulse, explains his desire to establish a platform for participation, in which the sum of heartbeats can “create unforeseen biometric landscape beyond the symbolism or medical…

Hasan Minhaj’s New Series, <i>Patriot Act</i>, is Relevant and Here to Stay

Hasan Minhaj’s New Series, Patriot Act, is Relevant and Here to Stay


Right off of the heels of his acclaimed Netflix special, Homecoming King, former Daily Show Correspondent Hasan Minhaj continues his impressive rise in the arena of late-night comedy. Minhaj’s newest project (also on Netflix) is Patriot Act, a weekly series that focuses on a single political issue for each twenty minute episode. Although slightly reminiscent…

Global Beats: Flash of the Spirit Worldwide Sound Festival Comes to Georgetown

Global Beats: Flash of the Spirit Worldwide Sound Festival Comes to Georgetown


Throughout October, Multiflora Productions is presenting the second annual Flash of the Spirit Worldwide Sound Festival, a celebration of immigrant communities through music. Groups native to countries such as Ethiopia, Mali, Puerto Rico, Ukraine, and Syria—to name just a few—will perform at different venues throughout the District, including at Georgetown. As part of a collaboration…

Art in Style: GUCCI Brings Creativity to Songbyrd

Art in Style: GUCCI Brings Creativity to Songbyrd


The Georgetown University Collective of Creative Individuals (GUCCI) is the perfect embodiment of what happens when a group of motivated and artistic students are left to their own devices. GUCCI is the brainchild of Alexander Lubeck (MSB ‘17) and his friends. The founders decided to create a community committed to “a disparate artistic discipline, together…

Mask and Bauble’s <i>Footloose</i> is an Unpretentious Good Time

Mask and Bauble’s Footloose is an Unpretentious Good Time


It’s pretty safe to say that there are few who are unfamiliar with the general storyline of Footloose. Whether it’s the original film with a young Kevin Bacon or the adapted musical, Footloose holds an iconic position in our collective memories of the ‘80s, right alongside brightly-colored scrunchies and rigid mom jeans. As Mask and…

Critical Voices: George Ezra, <i>Staying at Tamara’s</i>

Critical Voices: George Ezra, Staying at Tamara’s


It’s not widely remembered that George Ezra was 2014’s third best-selling artist, only behind Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith. At 19, he burst onto the scene with his hit release “Budapest” and his first album, Wanted on Voyage. It’s been more than three years since Ezra has graced the public with another album to showcase…

Weekly List: Winter Chill

Weekly List: Winter Chill


With finals fast approaching, there has been a noticeable dip in temperatures. The first snow of the season is scheduled to be on Friday, which may provide a much-needed source of scenic relief for those entrenched inside the Brutalist walls of Lau. Hopefully this list of calming songs will help alleviate the effects of this…

<i>Last Flag Flying:</i> A Study of Grief and Patriotism

Last Flag Flying: A Study of Grief and Patriotism


Fans of director Richard Linklater will no doubt find his latest project to be very satisfying — and very much in line with his previous work. Last Flag Flying is thematically different from Linklater’s earlier films, but it still has a distinct sensitivity and humanity that can be found in his past box-office hits (Boyhood,…

Concert Review: Bad Suns, Oct. 29, 9:30 Club

Concert Review: Bad Suns, Oct. 29, 9:30 Club


As Bad Suns took to the stage at the 9:30 Club on Oct. 29, lead vocalist Christo Bowman proclaimed his pride of finally headlining at the venue. The band has previously played at the venue five times, but they never “had our own show at the f***ing 9:30 Club!” Bowman’s excitement was infectious. With that…

<i>Suburbicon</i> is a Paradigm of Directorial Disaster

Suburbicon is a Paradigm of Directorial Disaster


When you cross a Coen Brother screenplay with a race-relations subplot set in the 1950s, things are bound to get a little interesting. However, in the case of Suburbicon, this intrigue is also accompanied by confusion and befuddlement. Director George Clooney fails to merge two majorly disparate plot-lines, and what ensues is a perplexing combination…

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