Adina Matusow

Summer sounds of the great outdoors

Volkswagen buses line up outside the gates of a wide grassy expanse, where barefoot girls in calico dresses whirl and hemp-clad guys kick around a hackey sack. Circles of people beating bongo drums or passing a joint dot the field, awaiting the next act. A guitarist, drummer and occasionally a fiddle or mandolin player take […]

Saving the sunshine for a rainy day

What ever happened to beauty being skin deep? With artificial tanning, it can be. Many GW students tan their wintery skin at Casa del Sol, a tanning salon at 3210 Grace St., behind Georgetown Park Mall. At the salon, student packages run five tans for $30. Regular clients normally tan two to three times a […]

Homosexual Hasidics can’t stand the heat

“Do not lie with a male as one lies with a woman; it is an abhorrence” (Leviticus 18:22). These startling words toward homosexual behavior flash across the screen as the poignant documentary Trembling Before G-d begins. Directed by Sandi Simcha Dubowski, Trembling before G-d is a documentary displaying the lives and struggle of ultra-orthodox and […]

D.C. Diary: Nothing fishy about it

Fisherman’s Market, SW Sunday, Jan. 27 2 p.m. Living in such a small community it is easy to forget that there is life outside Northwest, Washington D.C. The District is filled with areas that at first glance are not desirable to visit, but the Fisherman’s Market is a lot more impressive than it might seem. […]

Braving the bar scene

Restaurants that have a vibrant night scene and allow customers under 21 are more trouble than they are worth for managers and owners, area restaurant owners said. “We have to be babysitters,” said Mo Bousane, partial owner and manager of Tequila Grill at 1990 K St. “If something happens to a kid, I’m responsible.” Many […]

Students say Madness is a needed distraction

Students agree this year’s Midnight Madness was the best they’ve seen so far, a credit to the Spirit Week Committee’s decision to center the first glimpse of Colonial basketball on students and players rather than flashy sideshows. This year’s show took on a new element, as some students report using the event as a release […]

Features: Planes, trains and automobiles

It was always easy getting to an airport, only seven Metro stops away from campus on the Blue line. Pack the bags, grab the trusty Metro card and walk to the Foggy Bottom station to catch a train to Reagan National Airport. But now that the airport is closed for an indefinite amount of time, […]

Hardball touches audience in all the wrong places

Casting Keanu Reeves as the determined baseball coach of young boys from the projects may look like a box office homerun, but Hardball fails to hit anything out of the park. Hardball (Paramount) looks at first like a touching, thoughtful story based on writer Daniel Coyle’s true-life account of a Little League team in the […]

Superstar duo sparks romance in The Mexican

The Mexican (Dreamworks), starring two of Hollywood’s most attractive, highest-paid actors, seems like a dream come true, and for the most part it is. Sexy Brad Pitt (Fight Club) and striking Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich) create perfect chemistry as their characters’ love-hate baby quarrels come to life onscreen. Under the direction of Gore Verbinski, The […]

Head Over Heels gets by on looks alone

Boy meets girl. Boy falls madly in love with girl. Following the path of its love-at-first sight predecessors, Head Over Heels (Universal Pictures) is not what one would call an original. The movie opens as Amanda Pierce (Monica Potter, Patch Adams) discovers her boyfriend sleeping with a lingerie model. Heartbroken and homeless, Amanda is wondering […]