Matt McTighe

Neighborhood emerges relatively unscathed from tumultuous weekend

This article is the last in a three-part series Residents and visitors to downtown D.C. saw the neighborhood temporarily transformed into a well-contained battleground this past weekend. At the center of it all were the annual spring meetings between the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, whose conferences went on uninterrupted while the scenes […]

Information Age changes the status of activismof activism

This article is the first in a three-part series. The room is Corcoran 302. It’s filled with about 40 students who have come together to plan and organize their activities for the April 16 protests against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Part of their planning and organizing is coming up with a […]

Recess to act out against AIDS

Recess, GW’s student comedy troupe, will round out the end of AIDS Awareness Week Friday with a 14-hour nonstop “Improv-a-thon” to raise money for AIDS research. The “Improv-a-thon” will include sketch comedy, improvised routines and a video, which the 10 performers made. The show will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on the Quad […]

Silverchair proves critics right with latest album

The pubescent Australian pop sensation Silverchair reaffirms its critics’ accusations with its new album, Neon Ballroom (Epic) – it is nothing more than a trio of untalented pretty boys with a penchant for making lousy music. On the 12-song album, the band alternates between orchestrated, mellow love songs and the edgy, angst-ridden rock songs that […]

GW bands to star in Spring Fling

GW student bands will headline the concert portion of the Program Board’s Spring Fling April 24 for the first time in the event’s decade-long history. Past Spring Fling acts have included They Might Be Giants, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Tori Amos, but PB decided to open the event to campus bands who were anxious […]

The Living End produces lackluster, generic album

In the tradition of teenage pop rock acts such as Silverchair and Ben Lee, another band from Australia has thrust itself into mainstream music. With its self-titled debut album (Reprise), the generic sounding band The Living End, ultimately will fall into the overpopulated pool of forgettable one-hit wonders and future “VH1’s Where are the Now?” […]

Faithful patrons look for ways to save Sholl’s

There’s a saying at Sholl’s Colonial Cafeteria: “It’s where the senators come to slum and the homeless come to splurge.” One visit to the 71-year-old D.C. landmark proves that sentiment rings true. The customers are a diverse lot: senior citizens and college students, members of the House of Representatives and homeless people, former presidents and […]

Nadler reassures CDs about Social Security

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) discussed Social Security and the ideological differences of the two major political parties at a presentation sponsored by the GW College Democrats Wednesday in the Marvin Center ballroom. Nadler, who served on the House Judiciary Committee throughout President Clinton’s impeachment trial, has been a member of the House of Representatives since […]


On the surface, 200 Cigarettes (Paramount Pictures) looks like a great movie. The film combines a hot, diverse ensemble cast with an inventive plot, unfolds in the New York City of 1981 and is backed up by great music. Unfortunately, you’re required to analyze more than what you would expect from the movie’s previews, and […]