March 24, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 51

Stories from the March 24, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Film Review: “Melinda and Melinda?”

For a number of different reasons it’s difficult to make any kind of qualitative judgment about Woody Allen’s newest film. The film offers too many indications of genre types and categories. But oddly enough, or maybe not if you’re a Woody Allen fan, this peculiar characteristic is responsible for the film’s successful portions. “Melinda and […]

Web Update: JEC postpones announcement of run-off results until Friday

Posted Friday, March 25, 12:44 a.m. This year’s Student Association presidential election just won’t end. The Joint Elections Committee will announce the winner of this year’s run-off by 5 p.m. Friday. The JEC announced late Thursday night that because of violation hearings that could remove both candidates from the election, they would announce the results […]

Column: Understanding the other

Watching Mrs. Doubtfire, or La Cage aux Folles, or the Harvard Hasty Pudding drag theatricals I attended in college, I laughed along with everybody else. Yet I always felt queasy, without quite knowing why. Years later, as I became a cultural critic, I began to ask myself why drag never represents the great qualities of […]

What’s in a name

With more than 1,300 artists at the 2005 South by Southwest Music Festival, how they avoid getting lost in the shuffle? Apparently, the best way to attract attention (besides being extraordinarily talented) is to give your band a cracked out name. The following, listed in alphabetical order, are this year’s 10 best band names: 1. […]

The South by Southwest Experience

AUSTIN, Texas – Many destinations offer all the key elements of spring break – booze, sun, young people and parties. But only Austin, Texas, was packed with all this and 14,000 of the world’s most innovative thinkers. The bastion of liberal thought, bathed in 70-degree weather and plastered with tattoos, is the home to three […]

Shakour wins SA presidential run-off

Posted Friday, March 25, 1:32 p.m. Updated 8:50 p.m. The votes are counted. The winner has been announced. But the Student Association presidential run-off is far from being over. Although junior Audai Shakour beat junior Ben Traverse by 31 votes in one of the closest elections in SA history, he still needs to beat several […]

Film review: “Miss Congeniality 2”

Congratulations, Sandra Bullock, you’ve made a romantic comedy without a romantic interest. While you’re at it perhaps you could make me a candle without a wick and a virgin Long Island iced tea. Both would be equally useful. “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous” (Warner Bros.) is about frumpy FBI Agent Gracie Hart, played by […]

Inside the industry

AUSTIN, Texas – The White Headphones Phenomenon With one walk through campus, the phenomenon is clear – those little, white ear buds indicate that a growing number of students don’t leave home without their customized, digital libraries. “Consumers love music more than ever,” said Hollywood Records vice president Abbey Konowitch, referring to the 300 million […]

Two GW men’s basketball players to enter NBA Draft

Posted Saturday, March 26, 4:50 p.m. Updated 6:47 p.m. When the GW men’s basketball team ended its season in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last weekend, junior forwards Mike Hall and Pops Mensah-Bonsu expressed optimism that the Colonials would only get better next year. But there is a chance that neither player will […]