Liz Bartolomeo

A professor gets lost in the cosmos

“Art and science are not that disparate,” says Maida Withers, sitting on the edge of her chair, squirming like an excited child. “It’s the idea, the notion, the ‘we see ourselves in a context,’ not only of our human expression, but the potential of opening up to the larger perspective.” Withers, a GW dance professor, […]

Grab a parka and venture into the city

It like it is two degrees outside and the mere thought of walking to class is enough to cause frostbite. One of D.C.’s coldest winters in recent memory has arrived in full force. And while some people might think there is nothing to do this season other than to stay indoors, the District is just […]

Rewriting History

Many GW students know history professor Tyler Anbinder from their Intro to American History class. Others know Anbinder from visiting him during his office hours for their class about the Civil War and Reconstruction. But what many students may not know is that Anbinder’s name is listed along with the names Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio […]

INTERVIEW: ‘Passions’ Superstars Chad and Eve

It’s 2 p.m. on a weekday. Where are you? Your seat in Econ. 11 has been vacant all semester. Why? Because “Passions” is on, and you just have to know what is going to happen today to the denizens of Harmony. It’s your dirty little secret. “Passions” is a soap opera for the 21st century. […]

DCCD music store provides more than mainstream

DCCD 2423 18th St. NW Friday, Oct. 18 5 p.m. There has been a resurgence of rock n’ roll in pop culture. Bands beginning with “the” have been ruling radio and MTV for almost a year now – The Strokes, The White Stripes, The Hives and The Vines. The garage-rock look of vintage Ts, Chuck […]

Dance show takes center stage

Student and professional choreographers will share a stage this weekend as the Department of Theater and Dance presents its annual Spring Dance Concert. Seven unique dances are showcased in the concert, which opens Thursday in the Dorothy Marvin Betts Theatre. GW dance professors Dana Tai Soon Burgess and Kista Tucker each choreographed a piece for […]

Overcoming credit card crises

Credit card companies have pushed their marketing initiatives to focus one specific demographic: the college crowd. Our mailboxes are flooded with advertisements for low interest credit cards. Solicitors walk around campuses telling us about the great deals their credit card company offers. And when we can’t be reached on campus, the mail finds its way […]

A New Year, a new opportunity

“Five, four, three, two, one, happy new year!” The crowd erupts with cheers in Times Square and sleepy neighborhoods come alive with the banging of pots and pans. As observed in the United States and other parts of the world, the new year begins with celebrations and traditions. When a person thinks of New Year’s […]

GW hosts improvisational dance based on discovery

This weekend GW will host the D.C. 7th International Improvisation Festival, a celebration of improvisation as an art form in the areas of dance and music. The festival, founded by GW dance professor Maida Withers and sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance, explores improvisation through performances and workshops, with an emphasis on the […]

Finding pleasure in pain

No one wants their hobby to cause physical pain, but it is a sacrifice some people make when pursuing something they enjoy. No pain, no gain – that’s what they say, don’t they? Dancers often carry items such as ACE bandages, ice packs, icy-hot creams and pain relievers in addition to their dance shoes, ballet […]