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Restaurant review: Filomena Ristorante

Filomena Ristorante 1063 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. (between K and M streets) (202) 338-8800 Entrees: $14.95-$32.95 Reservations: a must for Valentine’s Day Attire: leave jeans and sneakers at home, but no need for a suit Attention gentlemen, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and reservation lists are nearing their capacities. It’s time to pick up […]

Column: GW’s PR conspiracies

GW has had a number of claims to fame recently: inaugural activities, a celebrity basketball game, hospitalizing Vice President Dick Cheney, and then a few weeks later the White House gunman, and the usual campus activities. Since GW serves as a central location and is the second-largest property owner in the District, its facilities frequently […]

Web Column: Deconstructing Cupid

Did you ever notice how Valentine’s Day can be the best and worst holiday on the calendar? Well I did. If you have a significant other, Valentine’s Day falls under the “best” category. However, if you are single, read on. The anticipation of Valentine’s Day has heightened the level of Public Displays of Affection (PDA). […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Motion picture price gauge

I figured I would go the cheap way out at least one night this past weekend. The cover charge for entrance to the local clubs was taking its toll on my wallet. Not to mention the additional dough I had to shell out to quench my thirst.with a non-alcoholic beverage, that is. My friends and […]

WEB COLUMN: Cell phone hell?

They come in myriad sizes, shapes and colors. One can change their faces, buy them accessories and take them just about anywhere – and most people do! Now, I am not talking about the multitude of Mattel’s Barbie dolls. I am referring to the wide world of cellular phones. By now, almost everyone under the […]

WEB COLUMN: Aramark’s `fuzzy math’

I recently met up with a friend at J Street to grab a quick bite to eat after class. The usual 12:15 p.m. lunch crowd was at a steady roar, and the line at Chik-Fil-A had just about reached Starbucks. While waiting in line, we discussed what we would be choosing from the menu selections. […]