November 21, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 33

Stories from the November 21, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

INTERVIEW: Dave Attell drinks like it’s his job

Insomnia – an abnormal inability to sleep. Drunkard – a person who often gets drunk. It’s 2 a.m., the TV is on and the demented clown music begins, shortly thereafter the show of drunken freaks, fetish femme fatales and graveyard shift dockworkers floods the screen. Not that there’s anything uncommon about these occurrences – they […]

Wide weekend of sports: Women to start fresh in opener

Last year, the Howard women’s basketball team finished first in the Mid-East Athletic Conference but were knocked out in the second round of their conference tournament, erasing their hopes of an NCAA berth. Sound familiar? The Colonials shared the Bison’s fate in their own conference last season, finishing first in the Atlantic 10 only to […]

PORN RETURNS: Slutty and safe? You decide.

“John Q. Public thinks that we all beat our wives, have sex with our children and that we’re extremely liberal Democrats who are atheists,” talent agent Jim South explains in between phone calls. While South’s claim overstates people’s beliefs quite a bit, the fact remains that public perception of the world of pornography is not […]

Man jumps from local hotel, MPD investigates

An individual jumped from the Allen Lee Hotel on F Street in an apparent suicide Wednesday afternoon. Metropolitan Police officials said they are investigating the incident, in which an “older-looking” male jumped to his death around 3:30 p.m. Police taped off the Virginia Avenue side of the 2224 F St. hotel between 23rd and 22nd […]

INTERVIEW: Center Stage star Amanda Schull brings west coast ballet to DC

Watching Sandpaper Ballet, a collection of delectably witty gambols, is like bursting open a box of truffles onstage. And like the sugary confections, picking the sweetest piece is next to impossible. The San Francisco Ballet’s touring program is, without question, the best theatrical performance of the holiday season. And with tickets selling for $26 to […]

National lobbying group opens GW chapter

GW students hoping to bring a new level of activism to campus recently started a University chapter of the national political lobbying group Common Cause in Foggy Bottom. The organization, which is supported by a number of politicians, including Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), works to combat political corruption and to get big money out of […]

Art-o-matic: the land of bunny eating boxes

A black man wearing a pagoda hat grips the microphone. “Think for yourself,” he says quietly, over and over as a jazz band plays in the background. The walls of the room are painted lime green and splattered with fuchsia roses. A horn-rimmed indie band plays to a fashionably sullen crowd down the hall. Next […]

Greek Briefs

Greeks host music festival Alpha Phi Alpha, La Unidad Latina and Lambda Upsilon Lambda fraternities and the Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi sorority will host Golden Xplosion, a Greek-letter party, Friday at 10 p.m. in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom. The event will feature Dream’s DJ Bomba spinning hip-hop, salsa, reggae and meringue tunes. “We […]


Bats have always had their place in rock and roll. Remember that poor unfortunate winged rat that jumped on stage with Ozzy Osbourne? Prince even had the Batdance. But “Bat Boy: The Musical” marks the first time in recent memory that the bat was the one making the music. This off-Broadway production tells the story […]