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An Awesome Evening of Friends &pizza

An Awesome Evening of Friends &pizza

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10/14/2014

How far are you willing to journey for good pizza? Amazing pizza? Out of this world fantastic pizza? A delegation of Halftime/Voice staffers and friends decided they were willing to withstand 1.5 hours of walking and metro transfers for it. What kind of pizza is this? you may be asking yourself, or are these people…

Professor Profile: Matthew Carnes

Professor Profile: Matthew Carnes

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10/10/2014

When asked to describe himself in an image, Professor Matthew Carnes of the government department responded, “leaning forward,” which captures his desire to connect with people.  He added, “My first semester, I taught in ICC auditorium, and I almost fell off the stage almost everyday. I’d walk around, and I’d be right at the edge…

Point Break Live! is a Delightful Oddity

Point Break Live! is a Delightful Oddity

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10/10/2014

Point Break Live!, a traveling theater production paying homage to the 1991 film Point Break, is the love child of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, a 90’s masterpiece, and the bar scene from Star Wars. The original movie, starring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, and Gary Busey, tells the tale of Johnny Utah, played by Reeves,…

Critical Voices: Hozier, Hozier

Critical Voices: Hozier, Hozier

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10/09/2014

As Julius Caesar once said, “experience is the teacher of all things.” No sentiment could ring more true than this in explaining the skill with which Irish singer-songwriter Andrew Hozier Byrne has crafted his debut album, Hozier. The album is evidently a construction of Byrne’s life-experiences: after dropping out of studying music at Trinity College,…

A Dreamy Reality: Neoimpressionism at the Phillips

A Dreamy Reality: Neoimpressionism at the Phillips

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10/09/2014

To establish the Dream of realities…to strive for the pursuit of the Intangible and meditate—in silence—to inscribe the mysterious Meaning.–Henry van de Velde, 1890 Do we dream of realities or do we seek to make realities dreams? Amidst the stress of midterms, presentations and large coursework, reality sits upon our shoulders like a heavy burden,…

Latest Who, "Kill the Moon," Tries a Little Too Hard

Latest Who, "Kill the Moon," Tries a Little Too Hard

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10/08/2014

Doctor Who has proven in the past that it can be a scary show. Despite its origin as a program for children, the show has evolved significantly over the course of its 51 year history. Series 8’s latest offering, titled Kill The Moon, does everything it can to scare the viewer; however, the end result…

Tea in DC: The Caffeine-Rich DuPont Circle

Tea in DC: The Caffeine-Rich DuPont Circle

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10/08/2014

If your are dissatisfied with the lack of proper appeasement of your caffeine addiction in the greater Georgetown area, let me suggest a journey for you. Take an extremely pleasant 25 minute walk down Q or P street and you will find yourself at DuPont Circle, surrounded with coffee shops galore, and other great places…

Gone Girl is Mostly Successful

Gone Girl is Mostly Successful

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10/07/2014

You might know David Fincher, director of such films as Seven, Fight Club, and The Social Network. You probably also know Gone Girl, the 2012 novel by Gillian Flynn that enjoyed a very long tenure as a New York Times bestseller. It may not be a surprise, then, that the marriage of these two elements…

The Empire Strikes Out: Star Wars loses Expanded Universe

The Empire Strikes Out: Star Wars loses Expanded Universe

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10/06/2014

What ever happened to artistry? It’s a legitimate societal concern given the omnipresence of 140-character Twitter screeds and Buzzfeed articles that pare life down to short, consumable, forgettable numbered lists. But it’s an issue that’s even more pressing in the realm of contemporary fiction itself. Recently, we’ve seen J.K. Rowling assert that Hermione would, in…

New Hendrix Biopic Emerges from the "Purple Haze"

New Hendrix Biopic Emerges from the "Purple Haze"

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10/03/2014

Music biopics have a tendency to rear toward hagiography, as the stars they depict often end up falling into the stereotype of tortured genius or underdog who bucked the odds to become a superstar. These films are almost surely Oscar-bait and rarely provide new insight into the artist’s life. JIMI: All Is by My Side,…

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