March 29, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 50

Stories from the March 29, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Singing their way to the top

A tiny, unbearably warm room in the basement of Ivory Tower wouldn’t normally bode well for holding a young woman’s attention. But fill that room with 12 young men who sing, rumors of pants-less rehearsals and a bit too much testosterone, and suddenly things get interesting. Who could these charming fellas be? None other than […]

CNN returns to Jack Morton to tape Lou Dobbs special report

CNN’s Lou Dobbs hosted a live discussion Wednesday night in Jack Morton Auditorium focusing on the crisis of drug and alcohol abuse within America’s youth. About 200 students, faculty members and invited guests attended the nationally broadcast program entitled “The War Within.” Dobbs, who called illegal drugs in America “weapons of mass destruction,” spoke with […]

The Bar Belle: Nooshi Happy

Nooshi Happy Hour 1120 19th St. N.W. Tropical drinks with the after-work crowd on L Street isn’t exactly the craziest evening I can imagine. Cut the price of those tropical drinks in half, though, and we might be getting somewhere. Nooshi calls this phenomenon “Crazy Hour,” a happy-four-hours it advertises with this inexplicable catchphrase: “Eat […]

Sheryl Crow, Regina Spektor to visit GW in April

GW will welcome two musical performing acts to campus this spring within almost one week of each other. Grammy award-winning artist Sheryl Crow will perform in Smith Center April 22 as part of the Stop Global Warming College Tour. GW will be Crow’s last stop and free tickets will be available to students, faculty and […]

A Blaze of “Glory”

Batman and Robin. Lennon and McCartney. Jack Bauer and Tony Almeida. Venus and Serena Williams. All of these duos brought out the best – and worst – in each other. With the release of “Blades of Glory,” a standout film in the ubiquitous genre of homoerotic ice skating buddy comedies, Will Ferrell and Jon Heder […]

Zoning Commision passes Square 54, sets construction plan in motion

Construction on the old hospital site just south of Washington Circle is set to begin next academic year after the Square 54 commercial project received unanimous approval from the D.C. Zoning Commission Monday night. The go-ahead from the commissioners came after GW agreed to reduce the height of a residential building along 22nd Street – […]

WEB EXTRA: Classic (indie) rock: Sebadoh returns to the stage

It’s the classic “High Fidelity” question: “Is it in fact unfair to criticize a formerly great artist for his latter day sins; is it better to burn out or fade away?” With the release of “The Sebadoh” in 1999, Sebadoh felt hated by fans, critics, even their label; lead songwriter Lou Barlow admits, “No one […]

“Pillowman” a dark comedy

Despite its gentle name, “The Pillowman” is as dark and twisted as they come. The play, running at Studio Theatre March 14 through April 22, is part grisly campfire story, part cautionary tale. Set in an unnamed totalitarian state, police arrest and question writer Katurian Katurian (his parents were funny people) about the contents of […]

Officials say A-10 expansion reports are false

Rumors about a Connecticut university becoming the 15th member of the Atlantic 10 conference are completely false, a conference official said Wednesday. The Hartford Courant reported that Quinnipiac University, a private school in Hamden, Conn., is pushing to join the A-10 after its basketball team finished11-7 in the Northeastern Conference this year. Ray Cella, an […]