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.

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 […]

This month in live music

Before April showers us with an eclectic month of music in the District, there are a few musical loose-ends to tie up for March. Tonight, Iota Club & Caf? is hosting the CD-release party for Local folk singer/songwriter Vandaveer. His latest album “Grace & Speed,” released on Gypsy Eyes, was released March 20. Christina Aguilera’s […]

Cricket calling

Despite its international following, many Americans aren’t very familiar with the British sport cricket. But walk through University Yard, and students might get a lesson. Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, freshmen Alexander Sternberg and Ankit Sheth assemble on their makeshift field at the grassiest spot on the Foggy Bottom campus, using an unnatural winding motion […]

Gay Mass. Representative visits GW

Prominent gay congressman Barney Frank spoke about issues ranging from same-sex marriage to the war in Iraq to more than 60 students at Marvin Center. Frank, who was voted funniest congressman in a recent Washingtonian magazine poll, showed his sense of humor while cracking jokes on almost every subject he discussed. Allied in Pride and […]

Varsity Roundup

Baseball The GW baseball team dropped games to Georgetown, 5-4, and at Towson, 19-2, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. The Hoyas scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to take the victory. The game was played at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda, Md. The Colonials dropped to 8-16 on the season. Lacrosse The […]