December 4, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 32

Stories from the December 4, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Camelot: barely regal

“Camelot,” now playing at Arena Stage, features mediocre songs but long-lasting themes. Written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe (“My Fair Lady”), the play offers two pleasant hours of sorcerers, love triangles and underhanded scheming weaved into dialogue and musical lyrics, but as a whole it is not a spectacular theatrical experience. Still, it […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Presidential candidate Carol Moseley Braun will speak to the Elizabeth J. Somers Women’s Leadership Program Free and open to the GW community 2 to 3 p.m. Post Hall, the Mount Vernon Campus National Christmas Tree Lighting Featuring Voena Children’s Choir, Lonestar, Coast Guard Band and cast of show “Mamma Mia!” among others 5 p.m. […]

The Cooler review

What is “The Cooler”? It is an ocean of overwrought pathos, pulling the audience under and rendering them apathetic to cinema. It is an attractive ship piloted by able captain William H. Macy but headed toward the craggy rocks of “Also Starring Alec Baldwin.” It is a bigger waste of talent than Daniel Snyder’s Redskins. […]

No Longer in a Little Room

Collectively known as the White Stripes, Jack and Meg White aren’t your typical rock stars. The Detroit-based duo is an oddity – a Delta blues fan who plays a cheap-looking oblong guitar and his “sister” (ex-wife, actually), who can’t muster anything more than the most basic drum lines. Oh, and let’s not forget that they […]

Column: In need of vocal protest

Comedian Groucho Marx once quipped, “Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?” The answer to his question: millions of loving gay couples who are legally barred from doing so. Although the recent ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Court is an important legal step, there needs to be a greater […]

Colonials beat West Virginia, will play Gonzaga for BB&T title on Sunday

Posted Saturday, Dec. 6, 5:40 p.m. The GW men’s basketball team let double-digit leads slip away in both Wednesday’s loss at Appalachian State University and Saturday’s match-up with West Virginia University. But the results of both games were very different, as GW fought off the Mountaineers’ comeback to take the opening game of the BB&T […]

Letters to the Editor

Simple Logic Thank you, Adam, for the floor. As a Middle Eastern Christian, your comments certainly did not represent my views. It may not have been appropriate to shout obscenities at people peacefully demonstrating, but with all due respect, I find your assertion that this demonstrates the perversion of homosexuality to be absurd (“You have […]

A Billy Bob Christmas

Yeah, that’s right, Billy Bob Thornton is playing a dirty Santa who’d rather be naughty than nice. The thing about “Bad Santa” (Dimension Films), however, is that Thornton isn’t as “bad” as people may think. In a recent Hatchet interview, he discussed the making of his latest film, comparing it to his own surprisingly traditional […]

Column: Business in the real world

And now, for a lesson in simple economics! When demand for your product drops, for whatever reason, your profit is bound to drop unless you reevaluate the quantity you are supplying of said product. To continue operating at a profit after your demand drops, you must drop the amount of labor or capital involved in […]