November 10, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 26

Stories from the November 10, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB EXTRA: Ballet kicks off season with ‘delicious’ performance

The Eisenhower Theater of the Kennedy Center played host to Washington Ballet’s performance this past weekend. The company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Septime Webre, was aiming to please with its season-opening bill of Serenade, Carmen and Nine Sinatra Songs. The Thursday night performance unfolded like a delicious three-course meal. George Balanchine’s Serenade, a […]

Condoms to be placed in GW dorms

Starting next semester, some students won’t have to run to the nearest convenience store to pick up condoms on weekends – they can just get them from their community hosts. A program will make condoms and candy available in bowls at CHs’ desks in the Hall on Virginia Avenue, Thurston Hall and Ivory Tower on […]

Part-time profs rally for higher wages, benefits

Part-time college teachers on campuses across the nation dressed up as ghosts and monsters for the first week of November and handed out peanuts to strangers. “What do elephants and adjuncts have in common?” said signs that they held. “They both work for peanuts.” Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 marked Campus Equity Week, an event […]

WEB EXTRA: Jazz or jam band: An interview with Medeski, Martin and Wood

A Medeski Martin and Wood album appears in two categories when you search for them on Amazon.com. You might find them when you search for jazz CDs, or also when you search for jamband CDs. But when you ask John Medeski, the trio’s keyboardist, how he feels about the “jamband” scene, he’ll tell you that […]

WEB EXTRA: Ex-representative addresses business fraternity

Former Republican Congressman Jim Greenwood spoke about corporate scandals and biotechnology with 40 members of a professional co-ed business fraternity Wednesday night in the Marvin Center Greenwood chaired the House subcommittee that investigated the scandals that rocked Enron, Arthur Andersen, WorldCom and ImClone. He said those corporate leaders had too much incentive to inflate profits […]

Thug cinema: An interview with 50 Cent

Music movies, especially those loosely based on the musician’s life story, have a history of either being well received hits or huge disasters. For every “Purple Rain” or “A Hard Day’s Night,” there’s a “Glitter” or a “Spice World.” Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson was well aware of this when making his first film, “Get […]

Bob Saget talks dirty

Bob Saget wants you to know that he’s not Danny Tanner. And he’s definitely not the nerdy host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” either. “Those were just jobs,” he said in an interview with The Hatchet. “I was known as a family guy because that was the image people created.” He said his standup “has […]

The Bar Belle: The Velvet Lounge

The Velvet Lounge 915 U St. N.W. My quest to find more live music venues in the District continues. This week took me close to the 9:30 Club, but fortunately not into it. Closer to the U-Street/Cardoza Metro stop than the 9:30 Club and a whole lot more intimate lies the Velvet Lounge. Everything about […]