Articles tagged: Leisure


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“I cannot live without books”: The 2015 National Book Festival

At first glance, the 15th annual National Book Festival looks like any other convention. It’s filled with confused attendees, stealing quick glances between their Walter E. Washington Convention Center maps... Read more

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The Weekly List: Back to School

  Welcome back to the Hilltop, Hoyas! For our inaugural Weekly List, we’ve put together a playlist of some great end of summer/beginning of school tunes to get you acclimated... Read more

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Franchise: Impossible: the longevity of Cruise’s spy-action films

At 53, despite a torrid personal life and a questionable belief system, Tom Cruise has once again proven that he is one of the best leading men in Hollywood. Mission... Read more

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In Defense of Visual Art

Who’s your favorite musician? Actress? What’s your favorite movie? Book? Almost everyone has a response to these questions. Kanye West. Keira Knightley. Star Wars. Harry Potter. Rarely do the answers... Read more

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Season 3 of House of Cards Rises to the Top

Everyone’s favorite murdering, conniving, scheming, lying, and manipulating politician is back! Netflix’s hit series House of Cards released its third season on Friday, February 27th. After two seasons of political... Read more

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HONM: The Twins from Santiago

“Yeah, the bar exam, I need to take that, and then I’ll be ready.” “Ready for what?” “Anything.” Tomás and Filipe are twins many miles from home. Coming from Chile,... Read more

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Minimalism in the Modern World

The last few decades have witnessed the development of a profoundly influential philosophical movement that is tantamount to perceptions of the modern world, but was conceived over a hundred years... Read more

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The Weekly List: Artists to Watch in 2015

Another Odd Future collaborator. An English singer-songwriter wunderkind. A Manhattan garage band turned professional duo, produced by Passion Pit’s Chris Zane. The internet’s bubbling and boiling again, and its talent... Read more

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Kendrick Lamar’s “The Blacker the Berry” is fire

It may have been a snow day at Georgetown this Tuesday, but all Kendrick Lamar can think about is fire. On the wake of his successful night at the 2015... Read more

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Critical Voices: Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

2pac released All Eyez on Me after his first big break. Biggie dropped Ready to Die after a round of first hit singles. Successful rappers, much like Han Dynasty emperors,... Read more

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Take Your Vinyasa: Pop-Up Yoga at the Botanical Gardens

If you are looking for the perfect way to say goodbye to winter and welcome in springtime, it’s difficult to imagine a better way to do so than free yoga... Read more

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Comedy Central’s Broad City  Colors Outside the Lines

Rape culture, white power, getting high after having your wisdom teeth pulled out, and pegging? All seem unlikely subjects for an American television series broadcasted on a network that reaches... Read more

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Love On The Hilltop: In Love With Love

“I’ve been in love with love, and the idea of something binding us together. You know that love is strong enough.” (The Mowgli’s – San Francisco) I am in love with... Read more

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John Lennon to Left Shark: A History of Pop Music

Millions of people across the country watch the Super Bowl halftime show every year, and Katy Perry’s recent one was no exception. However, once you got past the robot lion,... Read more

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HONM: History in the Making

“Would you mind if I took your photo?” “Don’t I look ridiculous?” “Actually, there’s this fashion movement right now called norm core, you wear what you wear to work, and... Read more

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Love on the Hilltop: Love at First Lick

Mollie’s piece is one in a series of articles titled “Love on the Hilltop,” that will run until Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s a bond with a person, place, or keepsake, these articles highlight the... Read more

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Yield to Pedestrians: The Commercialization of Street Art

Whether you wander around a modern art museum with your eyes glazed over or find yourself contemplating the title of Marcel Duchamp’s porcelain urinal, most of us have been confronted... Read more

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The Weekly List: Love Machine

Everyone’s busy making plans for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re settling in for a night with a loved one or preparing for a night of sweat and regret with a stranger,... Read more

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Love on the Hilltop: a Snapshot of Sweden

This February I find my heart strings pulled by a good many wonderful people, but I also find myself waxing sentimental about the physical places and spaces that have shaped... Read more

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HONM: College Roadtrip

“It’s not grey— it’s silver!” Emily carries with her a gym bag and a camera, nonchalantly slung across her shoulder. When she smiles for the camera, her cheeks nudge her... Read more