February 9, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 40

Stories from the February 9, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Coffee & Comedy

While men seem to dominate the world of comedy, strong female comedians such as Melissa Rauch are trying their best to show the world that they are just as good, if not better, than their male counterparts. Best known for her appearances on VH1’s hit show “Best Week Ever,” Rauch described her sense of humor […]

R.I.P. O.D.B.

The past few years have been peppered with the bizarre and unexpected reunions of many musical groups, both important and otherwise. Not to be overshadowed is the reconvening of the very Wu that started it all. The East Coast rap amalgam returns on a grave note after the death of one of the most distinctive […]

WEB EXTRA: Roundtable discusses implications of Hamas victory

Just weeks after Hamas won a surprise victory in the Palestinian elections, former U.S. ambassador Edward “Skip” Gnehm told students at the Elliott School of International Affairs building that the United States is caught in a dilemma of policies. Gnehm, the Shapiro visiting professor of international affairs, said the U.S. offensive against terrorism, its advocacy […]

The Bar Belle: Dupont Circle art galleries

Rumor on the street had it that the first Friday of every month was the time to head to Dupont Circle to check out a consortium of art galleries. Rumor on the street also had it that there was free liquor. So, as Monty Python would say: “And now for something completely different.” From 6 […]

Cabin fever cure: Impressionism will cure the winter blues

If you feel like you need a dose of spring and color, drop whatever you are doing and go see the “C?zanne in Provence” exhibition at the National Gallery of Art. The day I went was one of those February days where the sun never seems to emerge from behind the gray rain clouds. Yet […]

National black history museum coming to D.C.

Planning is under way to create the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a new museum to grace the National Mall. According to the Web site of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum “will be the only museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history and culture.” In December, President […]

The Ladies’ Man: Moliere’s Don Juan returns to original form

Full of frenzied energy, The Shakespeare Theatre’s production of Moli?re’s classic play Don Juan has a surprisingly contemporary feel. Director Stephen Wadsworth’s new translation and adaptation of the work, coupled with a sumptuous visual aesthetic and energetic blocking, invigorates the text with an overindulgent style that seems only fitting for the pre-Revolution era. The program […]

Kalb welcomes ombudsmen

When media consumers take issue with the way news is presented, they turn to the ombudsmen. On Monday night, former “Meet the Press” host Marvin Kalb turned to the ombudsmen to discuss their jobs and the state of the media. On the radio talk show “The Kalb Report,” co-sponsored by GW and hosted by veteran […]

Colleges hiring front men to hear student complaints

Brad Holland is a busy guy. Since coming to the University of Virginia nine years ago, he has been attentively listening to faculty, staff, administration and students – all of whom seem to have some kind of problem with the way things are being run. His job? To solve those problems. “It really runs the […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 Head over to the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage to see members of the Kennedy Center’s opera house orchestra perform on Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m. Seven musicians will play selections from Mendelssohn and Taneyev. The Millennium Stage offers free shows everyday at 6 p.m., so be sure to check out […]