October 30, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 24

Stories from the October 30, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Reel to Reel: Reviews

“The Human Stain” by Maura Judkis I am itching to tell you the big secret of Coleman Silk in “The Human Stain” (Mirimax). And really, my reasons for wanting to do so are purely selfish – after all, telling Silk’s secret would make this review so much easier to write. The film explores racial issues […]

Behind the scenes: “Beyond Borders”

With “Beyond Borders” (Paramount Pictures) out in theaters, some may be curious as to what director of “Golden Eye” Martin Campbell is doing casting “Tomb Raider” Angelina Jolie as a prissy socialite in the jungle. The day after I attended a panel and screening of the film, I had the opportunity to speak with Campbell […]

Eddie Izzard on “govinators” & all

Who is Eddie Izzard? Renaissance man. Decorated thespian. Male lesbian. Ideologist. Above all, it is worth noting that there is a beautiful mind underneath the MAC makeup and stiletto heels that distinguish him from his contemporaries. Comparisons to his American corollary, Robin Williams, and the small fraternity of clown princes practicing a new strain of […]

The Dark Prince… bombs

This guy must be doing something right. Whether it’s his bloody-throat vocals, dissent from mainstream culture or uncanny ability to identify an audience as “dirty mother-fuckers,” the crowd was going nuts. The largest turnout I’ve ever seen at the 9:30 Club was composed of listeners spanning a full range of age and attire, with only […]

November concert preview

1- Ben Folds @ GW Smith Center Cypress Hill @ 9:30 Club Bouncing Souls @ Nation 2- Electronic Possible @ Phillips Hall Basement 4- Tom Jones @ Lisner Auditorium Visqueen @ Velvet Lounge 5 -Tom Jones @ Lisner Auditorium 6 – Imminent with Iszoloscope @ Nation 7 – British Sea Power @ Black Cat 8- […]

Column: A maligned presidency

There has been a lot of griping lately from supporters of President George W. Bush about the alleged hatred that his political opponents have for him. This has come up in The Hatchet, in the public press and on CNN’s “Crossfire.” The president’s sympathizers have even used the term “pathological” to describe what they see […]

GW student stars in “Zero Day”

Zero Day wants to upset you. Following two high school gunmen as they prepare and execute an attack on their classmates, the film goes out of its way to show you a world where monsters need no reasons, where nothing can explain the killers away. Shot in a self reflexive documentary style, the film consists […]

Column: Skewed primary system

Twenty minutes. Twenty minutes is all that separates my home in Nebraska from the momentary epicenter of the political world, Iowa. Iowa’s caucus is the first contest between the parities’ candidates for president. The voters of Iowa and New Hampshire, home to the first state primary, have disproportionate power in choosing the candidates for president. […]

Staff editorial: Students at risk for identity theft

According to the Federal Trade Commission, 27.3 million Americans have been victims of identity theft in the past five years. Identity theft occurs when someone uses personal information such as one’s name, Social Security number or credit card number without permission to commit fraud or other crimes. The University’s use of Social Security numbers for […]

Letters to the Editor

Act of cowardice The Oct. 27 editorial encouraging the law school to try to thwart military recruiting on campus (“An act of great courage,” p. 4), failed to consider the true ramifications of such action. We, as citizens of the United States, owe certain duties to our country, including serving our nation. The Law School […]