April 8, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 58

Stories from the April 8, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW basketball eyes top Philly prep star

GW men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs came to Foggy Bottom three years ago with a reputation for recruiting star talent, and it appears he is on the verge of attracting one of the greatest high school players in Philadelphia history. There are strong indications that Maureece Rice, who broke Wilt Chamberlain’s high school career […]

Varsity Roundup

Women’s Water Polo struggles at ECAC Championships The GW women’s water polo team went 1-2 this weekend at the ECAC Championships at Brown University. The Colonials opened the tournament with a 7-6 overtime win over Harvard University but struggled the rest of the way. The Colonials dropped its second game to Hartwick College 11-4 and […]

Crew prepares for GW Invite

Rowers from across the nation will meet on the banks of the Potomac River Saturday for the 17th annual GW Invitational Crew Classic. Teams from the University of Tennessee, Columbia University, the U.S. Naval Academy, St. Joseph’s and Georgetown are set to compete with GW in the event, which coincides with the closing of the […]

Out Front

After releasing its luminous new album, Transatlanticism, last fall, the Seattle-based band Death Cab for Cutie is bringing a blend of lush vocals and delicate instrumentation to the masses. Just a few hours before Death Cab’s set at the 9:30 Club last Saturday, I was ushered through a tour bus strewn with jean jackets and […]

Have we created a monster or has the monster created us?

About a month ago on the Metro, I recall reading an article in The Washington Post regarding the scientific advance of facial transplant surgery. It literally referred to slicing the face off one person and slapping it on the sanded down face of a patient far beyond the benefits of Botox. While reading it, situations […]

The prince and the killer

The Prince and Me Once in a while a film comes along that makes you feel unspeakable pain not unlike having the entire surface of your body burnt by a candle, square inch by square inch. As this happens, it’s not uncommon for your thoughts to turn to the small, starving children in Third World […]

Yippie ki-yay!

Ever wanted to see Chandler and John McClane in bed together? Well, yippie-ki-yay, motherf***ers; here’s your chance. In the Warner Brothers film “The Whole Ten Yards,” Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry reprise their roles from the original “Whole Nine Yards.” Willis’ hitman Jimmy the Tulip has retired to a life of domesticity with restless wife […]

Recalling Kubrick

On March 7, 1999, the cinema lost one of its greatest and most infamous filmmakers. He was accredited with being one of the first independent filmmakers, his career spanning more than 50 years and 13 films, every one of them memorable. These films would give rise to some of the most notorious characters the industry […]

The truth hurts. So does this play.

Cherry Red Productions has made something of a name for itself over the past nine years by being avant-garde and over-the-top. How appropriate, then, that the company’s new play, “Cinema Verite,” by Wendy MacLeod (“The House of Yes”), mocks the pop-art sensibilities of Andy Warhol and the culture that sprung up around him in the […]