Culture

Professor cultivates music history in Gelman

by Ann Marie MacVey | Hatchet Reporter

Professor Christopher “Kip” Lornell said he is looking to push the boundaries of musical education with the launch of the D.C. Vernacular Music Archive.

La Colombe brings European coffeehouse atmosphere to D.C.

by Ryan Lasker | Hatchet Reporter

There is no menu posted on the wall nor is there one available anywhere on the counter. The barista was glad to tell me La Colombe’s traditionally European offerings: drip coffees, espresso drinks, teas and more Americanized iced coffees and teas – no pumpkin spice lattes here.

Mama Rouge fuses Southeast Asian and French fare at Georgetown Waterfront

by Jess PItocco | Hatchet Reporter

Standing out from the typical burger and crab cake fare of the Georgetown Waterfront, Mama Rouge offers an unexpected fusion of South Asian and French flavors, pairing bahn mi with croissants and curry with a baguette.

At Dupont gallery, curator overcomes logistical challenges for unsettling sculpture exhibit

by Morgan Baskin | Assistant Culture Editor

She brings me first to the entryway of French political cartoonist Honoré Daumier’s gallery space, where a cast of Roig’s dentist slouches behind a metal bar – pale belly distended, wrinkled pants unbuttoned – one hand held frozen in the shape of a gun behind his lower back.

Sculptures give Historic Foggy Bottom a contemporary edge

by Emily Holland | Culture Editor

The program, created and co-directed by Foggy Bottom residents Jill Nevius, Mary Kay Shaw and Jackie Lemire, has brought new exhibitions to the neighborhood every two years.

Alumna's biscuit company brings Southern comfort to D.C.

by Morgan Baskin and Rachel Miklaszewski | Hatchet Reporters

Mason Dixie Biscuit Company, a new restaurant venture working out of the communal kitchen EatsPlace in Petworth, is making a name for itself with the simple southern favorite.

Novelist seeks inspiration, community in Lenthall House

by Kelly Brand | Hatchet Staff Writer

As the 2014 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington for GW's English department, Skyhorse hopes to rediscover his own enthusiasm for writing and teaching.

Q&A: Putting a face to the voice of Metro

by Emily Holland and Zach Montellaro | Hatchet Editors

We caught up with the woman behind the voice, Randi Miller, to chat about making a living as a voice actress and avoiding the train.

Riding the Metro with its most recognizable voice

by Emily Holland | Culture Editor

I traveled to the Twinbrook station – only a few stations before the end of the Red Line at Shady Grove – to meet with Miller and take a ride on the Metro, where her voice has been warning riders to “step back” since March 2006.

Metro Monopoly: Satisfying the deli craving

by Jeanine Marie | Hatchet Staff Writer

After an $8 bacon-egg-and-cheese incident at Whole Foods and a mediocre chicken cutlet at the GW Deli, I was on a mission to cure my hearty sandwich homesickness.

Colonials Weekend Guide 2014

Where to take your family this weekend, how to answer the most dreaded questions from them and more.

Lunch With Strangers looks to enrich the campus social scene

by Sucharita Mukherjee | Hatchet Reporter

As a transfer student from New College of Florida, senior Eliza Miller found it easy to spot areas in need of improvement in GW’s social scene. So when Lunch With Strangers, an experimental social website, made its way to D.C. this summer, she jumped at the opportunity to bring it to GW.

'Mockatition' gives GW dancers a taste of competitive ballroom

by Mariya Tikhonova | Hatchet Reporter

The GW Ballroom Society hosted its first event of the competitive season Sunday. The Colonial Classic, a competition the group has dubbed a “mockatition,” is designed to give newcomers a taste of competitive ballroom without the pressure of its meticulous point system.

Spanish flavors thrive in 12th annual Paella Festival

by Rachael Paul | Hatchet Reporter

Jaleo will feature eight different paella dishes for lunch and dinner across its locations in Penn Quarter, Crystal City and Bethesda until the festival ends Oct. 20.

Forbidden Planet Productions tackles difficult love story

by Regina Park | Hatchet Reporter

The main characters, Luke and Adam, are a couple separated by differing religious views: one is Christian and the other is an Atheist. But when tragedy strikes, Adam has to rely on Luke’s family and friends.

Q&A: Hannibal Buress talks riding with Amtrak and testing new jokes

by Emily Holland | Culture Editor

Buress is preparing for back-to-back shows at The Lincoln Theatre. We caught up with him to talk about the joke-writing process, riding with Amtrak and texting during shows.

Q&A:French electropop front woman talks performing for English-speaking crowds

by Ana Cvetkovic | Hatchet Staff Writer

We spoke to Yelle's Julie Budet about the new album and tour, as well as what it’s like to perform for non-French-speaking audiences.

Student-run gallery bridges Corcoran and GW art communities

by Everly Jazi | Hatchet Staff Writer

Joining a roster of organizations that include the Student Association, Residence Hall Association and GW Veterans, student-run Gallery 102 has made integrating Corcoran students a priority.

Corcoran merger leaves masterpieces in limbo

by Morgan Baskin | Assistant Culture Editor

The District’s oldest private art gallery will close Oct. 1 for an overhaul of its collection, which will be restored and redistributed among the National Gallery of Art and smaller galleries and universities across D.C.

Mobile app makes campus events easy to find

by Rachael Paul | Hatchet Reporter

The app, called U Nightlife, is a project by SUNY Binghamton students Nathan Grotticelli and Justin Hill that's available for download on nine college campuses across the country.

Independent bookstore to focus on young, local readers and writers

by Emily Holland | Culture Editor

Opening late next month, Upshur Street Books will be the first independent bookstore to open in D.C. in 10 years and Ruppert’s third project on the block in the last 13 months.

Five days, 12 comedy shows: It's time for the Bentzen Ball

by Regina Park | Hatchet Reporter

D.C.’s Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival is back with five nights of laughter and hosts like Tig Notaro, Rosie O’Donnell and Jeff Garlin.

Q&A: Alumni duo Holychild on 9:30 Club memories and a new brand of pop

by Emily Holland | Culture Editor

Since graduating from GW in 2011 and 2012, respectively, alumni Liz Nistico and Louie Diller have put all their energy into their brat-pop duo, Holychild.

Metro Monopoly: Venturing off King Street

by Jeanine Marie | Hatchet Staff Writer

After a long morning of lectures, I was eager to escape the suits, politics and hustle of the District, so I caught a crowded 4 p.m. Blue Line train bound for King Street.

Activists look to climate rally for political momentum

by Morgan Baskin | Assistant Culture Editor

The People’s Climate March brought together businesses, labor unions and social justice groups, and 2012 alumnus Evan Feeney, a senior campaigner for the year-old divestment lobby DC Divest, was one of thousands advocating for sweeping energy divestment legislation.

Alumnae hope to forge literary community with online magazine

by Morgan Baskin | Assistant Culture Editor

Sonja Vitow and Keren Veisblatt Toledano still joke after graduating five years ago that while GW was a haven for political clubs, the campus looked more like a creative desert for student poets and fiction writers.

Q&A: My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden talks Lady Gaga and artistic balance

by Emily Holland | Culture Editor

Before she brings her intensity and fresh material to the Rock & Roll Hotel on Sept. 27, we spoke to Worden about stealing from Lady Gaga, resisting creative urges and the challenges of remixing her own songs for tours.

A permanent spot for District Doughnut's chocolate, bacon-covered creations

by Grace Aucella | Hatchet Reporter

After almost three years operating as a catering business, District Doughnut's shop on Barracks Row is the first brick-and-mortar establishment for owners Greg Menna and Juan Pablo Segura.

After overhaul, Shakespeare program thrives

by Brendan Connell | Hatchet Reporter

Three years after an overhaul that led to the launch of a study abroad program, the Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare program is thriving after a 25 percent drop in the number of English majors since 2009.

Finding the right fit: How to pick the best Greek organization for you

by Zach Montellaro | Online Visual Director

Finding the Greek organization that is the right match for you isn't always easy, but we've asked some Greek leaders for advice about finding the chapter that best fits.