November 16, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 26

Stories from the November 16, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern aren’t dead

“We’re actors – we’re the opposite of people,” members of the Generic Theatre Company kept telling me. It’s a line from their upcoming production of Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” opening tonight. Whatever it means, it’s probably not true – but the Generic players don’t want anyone to take them (or the production) […]

WEB EXTRA: Unspeakable: Bill Frisell’s Cosmic Jazz comes to Lisner

It is not always easy to find a contemporary jazz musician whose repertoire is not at least a slight throwback to a particular formula or style of any one of jazz’s great pivotal legends. What makes guitarist Bill Frisell an exception to this is his ability to carry a primarily jazz rooted sound to the […]

Basketball Analysis: Early teams come easy

When senior Dokun Akingbade’s name was announced during the starting lineups Tuesday night at the Smith Center, the injured Cheyenne Moore stood waiting to greet the center at the end of a makeshift catwalk lined with GW men’s basketball players. Akingbade stepped up to Moore and raised his hands, awaiting a pat down from his […]

Local artists search for selves

Try to find someone who will argue that New York is not the center of the American contemporary art scene. After all, it is the birthplace of abstract expressionism – a movement many believe lit the furnace for domestic modern art production under such figures as Pollack, de Kooning and Rothko. However, with New York […]

WEB EXTRA: Trimming the Fat: “Fast Food Nation” addresses

I don’t remember a negative discourse about fast food growing up, certainly not one approaching the campaigns about the “evils” of smoking. Then, in 2001, journalist Eric Schlosser wrote “Fast Food Nation.” Though I’ve never read the book, I recall hearing about the impact it would have on my friends who did, it making them […]

WEB EXTRA: Documentary presents child armies in Uganda

About 50 students screened a documentary about conscripted child armies in northern Uganda in the Marvin Center Sunday to raise awareness and money for preventing it. The documentary, “Invisible Children,” sparked the creation of a national organization that encourages college campus’ nationwide to show the film and take donations. GW’s chapter of the national organization […]

School for rock and roll

The first thing I noticed about this group at their show at Velvet Lounge was how much musical clout they have while only playing three instruments. Jukebox the Ghost is a trio comprised of drummer Jesse Kristin, guitarist and vocalist Tommy Siegel and keyboardist and vocalist Ben Thornewill — all seniors in their first semester […]

WEB UPDATE: No. 25 GW women slip past Arizona

  COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 17- Heading into the BTI Classic Nov. 17 here at the University of Maryland’s Comcast Center, it appeared as though the No. 25 GW women’s basketball team’s (ESPN/USA Today) toughest opponent would be No. 1 Maryland (AP/USA Today), the defending national champions, whom the squad would face on Sunday. The […]

WEB EXTRA: Congressman speaks about conflict in African nations

U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne (D-N.J.) spoke to a crowd of more than 100 students and guests Tuesday evening in the Elliot School of International Affairs about indigenous approaches to conflict prevention, management and resolution of violence among people of African nations. Payne is a Ranking Member of the House International Relations Committee’s sub-Committee on […]

Youtube draws students for use in extracurricular activities

Students are increasingly flocking to YouTube – a popular video-sharing Web site developed last year – as a means to promote extracurricular activities. YouTube was founded by friends and former Paypal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in San Bruno, Calif., and today the Web site offers visitors about 100 million videos per […]