Shalina Chatlani

Critical Voices: All Yours, <em>Widowspeak</em>

Critical Voices: All Yours, Widowspeak


All Yours, the newest album released by Brooklyn folk trio Widowspeak takes an unfortunate departure from the band’s previous aesthetic. With songs that could lull a toddler to sleep, the band has added their name to a list of mediocre indie bands that utilize wispy, tired vocals and numbingly boring rhythms. The integration of elements…

City on a Hill: Election 2014, Social issues lose


The result of Tuesday’s mayoral election, with Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) emerging victorious against David Catania (I-At Large) with 53.9 percent of the votes, were predictable. After the release of a Washington Post poll demonstrating Bowser’s 12-point lead above Catania just two weeks before the election, it became fairly clear who would  become mayor elect on Nov. 4….

No Exit Strategy: The effects of the 2010 Campus Plan on student life

No Exit Strategy: The effects of the 2010 Campus Plan on student life


In December 2010, Georgetown neighborhood organizations, including the Citizens Association of Georgetown, Burleith Citizens Association, Foxhall Community Citizens Association, and others, in anticipation of Georgetown’s 2011-2020 Campus Plan, began rallying support against Georgetown University’s growing presence in the neighborhood.  Yard signs with inflammatory signs littered the streets of Georgetown with messages that read, “OPPOSE GU’S…

City on a Hill: D.C. taxis fare poorly against Uber


Most Georgetown students, especially when they have to be somewhere in a pinch, have experienced the satisfaction that comes with the ease of calling an Uber taxi and being dropped off right in front of their desired destination. But while we may be big fans of e-hauling vehicle services that do our bidding at the…

Critical Voices: JEFF the Brotherhood, <i>Dig the Classics</i>

Critical Voices: JEFF the Brotherhood, Dig the Classics


JEFF the Brotherhood’s garage rock siblings, Jake and Jamin Orrall, with all their tattered-denim, hillbilly sex appeal and carefree demeanor, hold a special place at the top of my fangirl list. After many years of devotion to this Nashville, Tenn. duo, I am still infatuated with JTB’s simplistic, three-string guitar quintessential rock and roll.  Now,…

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