September 10, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 10

Stories from the September 10, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Comedy fuses sci-fi, romance

When you think of romantic comedies, you don’t usually think of sci-fi movies. But with Happy Accidents (IFC Films), writer and director Brad Anderson merges the two genres. The result is an eccentric but thoughtfully engaging and entertaining movie. Marisa Tomei plays Ruby Weaver, a co-dependent telephone directory operator who seems to attract an endless […]

Nation in Brief (U-Wire)

Fireworks wake neighbors Residents across D.C. and as far away as Alexandria, Va. woke to the explosions of fireworks last Wednesday night as the White House concluded its first state dinner with a bang. The 15-minute show angered some residents who were drawn out of bed around 11 p.m. The unannounced show caused some people […]

GW accedes to MPD request to close

GW announced Thursday it will cancel classes and evacuate residence halls on the Foggy Bottom campus Sept. 27 to Oct. 2, in anticipation of demonstrations outside the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings. In an August 30 letter to University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, Metropolitan Police Chief Charles Ramsey “respectfully requested” that GW close […]

Vignettes tell dark, fluid story

What can be said about a play that rarely feels like a play? “Race of the Ark Tattoo” is an incredible cross between a garage sale and an interactive performance art piece. It blurs many lines with only one “character,” a narrative so incredibly loose that it could more safely be called a collection of […]

Virginia governor’s race atypical

Posted 4:15 p.m. Dec. 3 By Michelle Gesser U-WIRE Washington Bureau Though Election Day in Virginia came around this year like it does every other year, observers said after September’s tragedy the election was anything but typical. Democrat Gov.-elect Mark Warner beat Republican challenger Mark L. Earley, despite Virginia’s strong conservative voter base. Scott Lasley, […]

A Traveler’s Diary: Morocco is Mediterranean treasure

By Mary Jo Roepke Special to U-WIRE’s Washington Bureau RABAT, Morocco — From the window of an Air France 737 over Morocco’s capital, it’s hard to tell where the suburbs end and the race of date and fig trees begins. Here in Rabat, fig trees reach the desert first. There, the spindly date trees make […]

Warner leads GW past Wagner

Kim Warner scored two second-half goals to break a 1-1 tie and lead the GW women’s soccer team past Wagner College 3-1 Sunday afternoon at the Wagner College Athletic Field. The Colonials improved to 2-1, following a defeat to Georgetown on Friday at the Mount Vernon field. On Sunday, GW took an early 1-0 lead […]

Arts: Redman plays for high stakes

In 1994 fans turned off by a headlining band at the Lollapalooza tour in Atlanta got a piece of something fresh at a side stage. An up-and-coming rapper from New Jersey was energizing a crowd of 50, asking fans to throw weed at the stage before diving into the crowd of waving hands. Seven years […]

ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS

Movies AMC Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave. N.E. (703) 998-4262 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (R) Fri.-Sun. 1:20, 4:15, 7:15, 10:00 Mon.-Thurs. 1:45, 5:10, 7:40 American Pie II (R) Fri.-Sun. 7:10, 9:40 Mon.-Thurs. 7:55 Curse of the Jade Scorpian (PG-13) Fri.-Sun. 1:15 Mon.-Thurs. 1:50 Planet of the Apes (PG-13) Fri.-Sat. 4:10 Sun. 4:10 Mon.-Thurs. […]

Liverpool mourns loss of Harrison

Posted 2:15 p.m. Dec. 8 By Alex Kingsbury U-WIRE Washington Bureau LIVERPOOL, England – The city that gave birth to the Beatles is now sharing in the grief of a fallen son as fans descend on the northern seaport to pay their respects to guitarist George Harrison. Famous Beatle spots around the city were decorated […]