March 6, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 53

Stories from the March 6, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters to the Editor

Palpable bias It should be noted that Ahmad Maaty’s article (“Reexaming a ‘beneficial relationship,’” March 3, p.4) attributes a quote to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that was entirely fabricated by a pro-Hamas American group called the Islamic Association for Palestine, IAP. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Hamas, it is an Islamic […]

GW to combine points, debit dollars

GW will combine meal points and debit dollars into a “plan dollars” system next year, which will allow students to purchase items at all venues that currently accept points and debit dollars with a single meal plan. Plan dollars, which has not officially been named, will broaden students’ spending options and hold campus vendors more […]

INTERVIEW: One for the candy kids, a chat with Paul Oakenfield

Maybe I am a sad case Paul, maybe I am. I remember smoke rising, slashed by beams of red and blue light. Lights streaming across thousands of sweaty, dancing bodies. The bass beat pounded as my heart raced in time. I remember staring, with rapt attention as a kid swung glow sticks on long wires, […]

Lessons in conceptual fantasy

“Can you stop trying to repeat what I say?” “Why?” “Cause it’s getting annoying.” “How do you think I feel?” “Huh?” “Come again?” “Come again where?” Conversation can get a bit bizarre in the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Especially when one of the participants is an animatronic head, part of Ken Feingold’s “Sinking Feeling.” Feingold […]

Dean chats with students

Vermont Gov. Howard Dean appeared at the Capitol City Brewing Company for a campaign fundraiser Tuesday afternoon calling on students to support his presidential campaign. “The thing that means the most to me…is actually that banner right there : ‘Students for Dean,’” the Democratic presidential hopeful said to a crowd of young professionals and some […]

Bar Belle: Beer costs too much

Fado Irish Pub Where: 808 Seventh Street, NW Dress: Green Carded: At the door Cover: Nada, but the beer prices make up for it There are certain things you expect from an Irish bar. Frankly, Fado fails to deliver. 1) A fine imported beer collection, including Guinness, Bodagers and Caffrey’s. Check on the Guinness and […]

In the midst of a midlife crisis, National’s Alergist’c Wife

Who could have guessed? The reigning diva of off-Broadway fare like “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom” and “Psycho Beach Party” is actually a man. Charles Busch, the cross-dressing grand dame of transsexual satire is trying his hand at writing conventional situational comedy with the touring production of his Broadway play “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” […]

Congressional comissioner speaks for Puerto Rico

Resident Commissioner Anibal Acevedo Vila said an improved form of Puerto Rico’s commonwealth status was the best option for the future of Puerto Rico and the interests of the United States, in a speech Tuesday night in the Marvin Center Amphitheater. The Student Activities Center hosted Vila as part of its Leadership Lecture Series, sponsored […]

Reflections on the barrell of a gun

A fine-featured woman throws her head back laughing uproariously. She chatters enthusiastically in indecipherable gibberish to another woman, who sits tied to a single chair on the stage. The theater blacks out and a blast of tango music bursts from the house speakers. What follows? Obviously, it’s a large black man dressed in a Chinese […]