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.

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 […]

Cigar bars and stores worried about smoking ban

Though the D.C. City Council’s proposed smoking ban would provide exemptions to establishments such as cigar bars and tobacco outlets, most businesses that make their livelihood on smoking are opposed to the ban. Smoking ban legislation, first proposed to the council two years ago, was passed 3-0 Oct. 26 by the council’s Health Committee and […]

Booze, broads & belt buckles: Country rocker Pat Green to play 9:30 Club

Pat Green, a mainstream country crooner who recently concluded his tour with Kenny Chesney, makes no conscious attempt to break down the common stereotypes of country music – song-stories about lost love and pick-up trucks against the background of twangy guitar strumming – which results in constant criticism from Green’s critics. To this, the Texan […]

Basketball teams to face first challenge

Who? That may be the first word out of many peoples’ mouths upon looking at the GW basketball teams’ first and only exhibition games this year. For both GW squads, playing Division III or small club teams will not indicate how the team will fare against major opponents during the year. Men’s head coach Karl […]

Lackluster season ends for men’s soccer team

The GW men’s soccer team’s season certainly had its ups and downs. On the heels of the 2004 Atlantic 10 men’s soccer title and an appearance in the second round of the NCAA tournament, anything less could be deemed disappointing. After beginning the 2005 season 3-0-1, with victories over Howard, Delaware and George Mason and […]

Tyler Hahn: The Parisian intifada

Jacques Chirac must be scratching his head. Despite his and the French people’s vehement invectives against the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq (and the United States in general), France is learning the hard way that there is no bargaining with Islamic extremists. On Oct. 28, riots began in cities outside of Paris after two Muslim boys […]