October 11, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 16

Stories from the October 11, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Author David Sedaris speaks at Lisner

A man approaches the podium at the center of the stage. He has a slight build, crooked teeth, thinning hair and is dressed like your garden-variety office worker – khaki slacks, dress shirt, generic tie. But this isn’t just any man. This is bestselling author David Sedaris and he is approaching the microphone in front […]

“Admission of responsibility”

This letter was sent in an e-mail to The Hatchet Tuesday night. Dear President Knapp, Students, and GW Community, We hereby take responsibility for the flyering incident that occurred on Monday morning. This creative political action was part of a rich American tradition of raising awareness, in this case, about Islamophobia. We exposed the upcoming […]

GW performs six student-written plays as part of “New Plays Festival”

Normally, GW’s department of theatre and dance stages works are penned by the likes of Neil Simon, Shakespeare and other playwrights. This year, the department is trying something a little bit different. The “New Plays Festival,” the first production of the 2007-2008 season, features six original plays by GW students. In its first year, the […]

“Into the Wild” movie review

Based on Jon Krakauer’s novel and adapted by Oscar winning actor Sean Penn, “Into the Wild” recounts the true story of Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch from “The Girl Next Door”) who, after graduating with honors from Emory University, abandoned his predetermined life amid society to commence on a self-proclaimed aesthetic voyage to Alaska, his purest […]

Around the world in 8 restaurants

Key $- A meal is $10 or less $$- A meal is $10 to $20 $$$- A meal is more than $20 Dukem Restaurant $$ 1114 U St. N.W. If you are in the mood for an informal family setting, Dukem Restaurant, located next to the Cardpzo U Street Metro station, is the place to […]

Bar Belle: Tom Tom’s

Tom Tom’s2333 18th St. N.W. Have you ever noticed how ironic it is that there’s an “us” in U.S.A.? If there is one thing I’ve learned growing up in this country, it’s to look out for number one (yourself) and develop your independence. Team America may exist, but in the 2007 environment, Team Individuality is […]

Getting a smart start: Top breakfast restaurants

For an escape from campus and a low – pressure family meal, try some of these top D.C. breakfast restaurants. The locations may be a little farther than some of the on-campus options, but the menu selections will be well worth the trip. Whether it’s an authentic cup of tea or a plate of pecan […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 ¡Viva Méxíco! Former Presidente de M`éxíco Vicente Fox will speak at Borders Books & Music (18 & L St. N.W.) on Thursday, Oct 11 at 12:30p.m. to talk about and sign copies of his new book, “Revolution of Hope.” Fox will talk about his experience as a Mexican president, his relationships […]

Nightlife for Parents

So you want to take the parents out for a night on the town, eh? Unless you’re comfortable taking them out to your typical weekend clubs and bars, you may have to do a bit of research to find some, um, appropriate venues to take them to where you can still have a good time […]

What’s on our iPod: Radiohead

UK superband Radiohead released their new album “In Rainbows” yesterday exclusively through their web site as a download-only version. In a rare move, the band decided to let their fans decide how much they wanted to pay for the new, highly-anticipated album, while also giving the option to buy a delux box-set with album art […]