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.

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood jam through the District night

On an unseasonably warm Friday night last week, the 9:30 Club hipped, hopped, bipped, bopped, swung, grooved and sometimes even rocked a long night of Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood. For two consecutive sets that clocked in at around three hours, these gentlemen gave their fingers and a dancin’, clappin’, shoutin’ audience a good workout. […]

WEB EXTRA:French Kick Out the Jams: Newest record lends promise to live show

Although the band’s name seems foreign, the French Kicks are a local band. Since 1998, D.C. natives vocalist/drummer Nick Stump, bassist Jamie Krents and vocalists/guitarists Matt Stinchcomb and Josh Wise have been making experimental, creative music that explores the boundaries of pop-rock while still maintaining an appealing accessibility. In August 2006, the band released its […]

Computers in dorm labs may be removed, replaced with wireless

  Computer labs in residence halls may be phased out and replaced with wireless common areas, a University official said. Alexa Kim, executive director of Technology Services for Information Systems and Services, said the need for these labs has decreased because of the number of students who own computers. She said there is no timeline […]

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 […]