Pieter vanNoordennen

Foggy Bottom Guide – Brews embody taste of Foggy Bottom

While watching the blue and white distribution trucks of Foggy Bottom Ale rolling through the neighborhood, it would be easy to believe that this local microbrew has been a Foggy Bottom tradition for ages. By Foggy Bottom standards, however, Foggy Bottom Ale is a newborn. The beer, one of the best-selling microbrews in the area, […]

Dimock Gallery opens new season

The fall season of GW’s Dimock Gallery displays something old, something new, something borrowed and something (buff and) blue. The Gallery opens the season with the exhibition A Look Backward, A Look Forward: Selections from the George Washington University Permanent Collection in the lower level of Lisner Auditorium. Featured are works relating to George Washington […]

Recess starts season with venue change

The members of GW’s premier comedy group Recess won’t let a little thing like construction get them down. Despite having lost their home at the Betts Theater to renovations, the group is planning one of its busiest seasons to date. We usually don’t do sketches in Lisner Downstage, Recess member Steve Siddell said. It’s very […]

NBC mini-series offers look at an important decade

Every once in a while, television produces a gem. In the case of the new NBC mini-series, The 70s, it’s more of a rhinestone. The follow-up to last year’s The 60’s, the two-part series that shows the history of the decade through the experiences of four friends who spend their twentysomething years in the land […]

Generic Theatre tackles witty Arthur Miller play

4 Hatchets It’s their first time, and they’re nervous. But the directors of Generic Theatre Company’s production of Arthur Miller’s The Creation of the World and Other Business have nothing to be nervous about – the play is magnificent. In their directorial debuts at GW, Nizar Wattad and Jason Steinhauer craft a passionate, witty portrayal […]

Strong performances cannot save The Skulls

The Skulls (Universal) attempts to add another layer to the teenage-thriller genre made famous by movies such as Urban Legends and I Know What You Did Last Summer. It seeks to add aspects of thrillers made for adult audiences, such as The Firm. Unfortunately, this skull bit off more than it could chew. Director Rob […]

Jackson smoothly moves from TV to big screen

Joshua Jackson looks tired. Sitting at the head of a table full of press, his pale skin and weary eyes show that he isn’t getting used to these roundtable interviews that have eaten up most of his weekend. Jackson, who came into the national spotlight playing Pacey on Dawson’s Creek, is awaiting the release of […]

Jon Stewart discusses everything and anything

Jon Stewart is a lewd, indecent and down-right dirty man. On Sunday night, in front of a nearly sold-out Smith Center crowd, he was also damn funny. Stewart touched on everything from his sexual practices to his dog’s explosive diarrhea in a performance that lasted almost two hours. I think as you get older, you […]