September 14, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 8

Stories from the September 14, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The Griffins Come to GW

In envisioning a speech to a class of graduating Harvard students, it’s not unlikely for one to picture a sea of bookish co-eds listening to a scholar or prominent alum sound off on the triumph of personal success. Speaking at Harvard’s class day last June was a different brand of scholar, offering ready sarcasm and […]

“Red Light” illuminates deceptions

With mouths hanging open, audience members from “Red Light Winter” exit the Studio Theatre, shocked to speechlessness. A story that centers around the relationship of two college friends, “Red Light Winter” by Adam Rapp undresses human relationships, leaving the characters naked, in more ways than one. Rapp’s piece was crafted to highlight the friendship between […]

“The Black Dahlia” is a cheap bouquet

Loosely based on a true story, “The Black Dahlia” is adapted from a book by James Ellroy, most famous for “L.A. Confidential,” and directed by Brian De Palma, most famous for “Scarface.” The awkward marriage of the two will satisfy fans of neither. Pugilists-turned-policemen Leland “Lee” Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) and Dwight “Bucky” Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) […]

Two women, one problem

Attending “In the Continuum” at the Woolly Mammoth Theater is the best thing you can do to treat yourself to a night of theater while exposing yourself to a realistic, yet gentle, depiction of contemporary women suffering from HIV/AIDS. The play follows two women, one living in Zimbabwe (Danai Gurira), and another in LA (Nikkole […]

With Louis Vuitton, GW and Air Jordan, Foxx balls

Jamie Foxx and his entourage were looking for a game of pickup basketball in Washington Tuesday afternoon. His hotel for the D.C. stay, The Four Seasons on M Street is only blocks away from the L.A. Sports Club, which boasts two full-sized basketball courts, where the District elite sweats. He probably could’ve enticed any number […]

The Bar Belle: The Red & The Black

The Red & The Black 1212 H St., N.E. Before I took the trip down to The Red & The Black, DC’s newest 21-plus venue, I had heard talk of its location in the new Atlas district on H Street, N.E. It was called “edgy,” it was called “burgeoning,” and, in a phrase sure to […]

No GWorld? No problem for Foxx

Regular Foggy Bottom gym-goers know to have their GWorld in hand when walking into “Hell-Well,” but a group of five managed to shoot hoops Tuesday after nonchalantly strolling past the lobby ID-checkers. Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx and four others enjoyed special access to the five-year-old building, which University officials said was a courtesy extended […]

Vigil draws hundreds

The five-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was commemorated Monday night at GW and across the District. On campus, a few hundred students gathered in University Yard Monday night at a candlelight vigil where University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and Student Association President Lamar Thorpe, a senior, spoke. The vigil opened with the […]

NFL package to return

The University plans to resume its subscription to an NFL television package this weekend after canceling the package due to construction on the fifth floor of the Marvin Center, an official said. GW canceled the NFL Sunday Ticket, a DirecTV plan that gives customers out-of-town football games, because they anticipated construction on the seating area […]