October 16, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 20

Stories from the October 16, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

It’s only a flesh wound

If you ask me to rate this film on a scale of one to 10, my head will explode. Using such a system on any other film is problematic; using it on “Kill Bill: Volume One” (Miramax) is hopelessly absurd. With all the ferocious zest that Quentin Tarantino has invested in his latest project, including […]

GW instates international student tracking system

GW’s transfer to a government-mandated international student tracking system this fall has been relatively flawless, University officials said. Since August, all universities with foreign student populations have used the federal electronic tracking system SEVIS to ensure students are abiding by the terms of their student visas. Congress mandated the creation of SEVIS in response to […]

At the Movies

“My Life Without Me” by Andrew Siddons I have a crush on Sarah Polley. I attribute my crush on the lead actress of “My Life Without Me” (Sony Pictures Classics) to several factors, among them her subtle beauty and her quirky Canadian accent. I remember her fondly from Terry Gilliam’s “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” […]

When home is far away

There are few feelings that compare to the excitement of home field advantage. The familiar surroundings. A vocal crowd cheering. Knowing you have an inherent edge over the competition. But many GW athletes never really experience this thrill because the school’s urban campus doesn’t allow for many home fields. GW’s location is one of the […]

Beyond the frame: The dialectic of challenging traditions at the Corcoran Gallery

Pros by Maura Judkis Typically, a visit to an art gallery entails hours of whispered reverence from afar. Surrounded by signs forbidding photographing and touching the artwork and being stared down by guards at the entry of each room, it’s a wonder that gallery-gazers are able to enjoy themselves at all. J. Seward Johnson, the […]

On stage: Arena Stage tackles the crossroads of genius and madness

“Proof,” David Auburn’s second full-length play, began its journey in a workshop production at Manhattan Theatre Club. Soon after, it made its way to Broadway, where it became the longest running straight play in 20 years. Auburn garnered much acclaim for his torturous tale, winning both the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize. That being said, […]

The heat was on

The stage at the 9:30 Club was overloaded with gear for three bands. In a haze of cigarette smoke, the five members of ima robot, the night’s opening act, meandered onstage. “Hello there. We’re ima robot,” announced lead singer Alex Ebert. Then ima robot’s power-garage rock shook the audience. The band tore through a ferocious […]

In stores and on sale

Artist: Primus Title: Animals Should Not Try To Act Like People Genre: No conventional musical genre, thrash/funk/hard rock fusion Label: Interscope In today’s world, manufactured bands catering to corporate sponsors allow little room for musical integrity and originality. Musicians rarely toe the thin line between creative genius and absolute lunacy. Enter Les Claypool, arguably one […]

Column: Change needed from within

Islamic Awareness Week at GW recently drew to a close, yet it remains clear that the religious intolerance of Islam persists in the post 9/11 world. Despite the week-long events, sponsored by the Muslim Students’ Association and designed to foster religious tolerance, understanding and support on GW’s campus, many in the United States fail to […]

Bar Belle: Red River Grill

Where: 201 Mass. Ave. N.E. Carded: depends on the crowd Cover: none Dress: red, all red Specials: Happy Hour from 4-8 p.m. and nightly specials My roommates are from the Midwest, and while I, too, prefer “pop” instead of “soda,” there are some things I just don’t understand, such as my Omaha roommates claim that […]