February 7, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 39

Stories from the February 7, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

BJ Novak: Funny

BJ Novak, cast member and co-writer of the hit NBC television series “The Office,” revealed what he believed to be the cornerstones of success in the entertainment industry: Index cards. “Index cards are the keys to television and movies,” Novak said in an in-person interview with The Hatchet. It was a seemingly simple answer for […]

Campus Calendar

Friday BJ Novak Stand-up Comedy BJ Novak, better known as Ryan from “The Office,” will be performing at Lisner Auditorium. Comedian Dan Mintz will open the show. Tickets $12 for students and $20 for general public 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Lisner Auditorium Sponsored by Program Board Saturday AED First Annual Fashion Show AED’s first […]

Doctoral student makes discovery on Neanderthal eating habits

Web Extra A doctoral student studying hominid paleobiology has pioneered a method for analyzing reindeer bones from around 65,000 to 12,000 years ago, an accomplishment that allows scientists to further understand the eating habits of early humans. Early humans flocked to reindeer meat when the temperature dropped, J. Tyler Faith discovered. “We see a steady […]

This month in live music

Go on, GW heartthrob, light those candles. Take those chocolate-covered strawberries out of the fridge. Toss those rose petals onto your ever-delicate, ever-decadent (XL twin) satin sheets. As you, me and Barry Manilow know, February’s all about steamy-hot for-real-real love. The thing is, though, impressing ye old hook-up in ye old dorm room is wildly […]

Correction and Clarification

Correction In “Musicals barred from Lisner space” (Feb. 4, p. 1), The Hatchet quoted Tracy Schario, a University Spokesperson, who erroneously stated that Angels in America is a musical. Angels in America is a play. Clarification A Hatchet columnist mistakenly wrote in “An open letter to President Steven Knapp” (Jan. 24, p. 4) that Knapp […]

GW one of first to offer professional science degree

Web Extra Last fall GW started a professional science masters program in response to pressure from industry and government leaders to expand the scope and size of the academic science industry. This new, two-year graduate degree program, offered through the College of Professional Studies, combines advanced course work in science, math and business. “There has […]

Movie Review: “In Bruges”

Duality is key, always. As in: love and hate. Fear and risk. Sitting on a park bench lost in thought, and doing lines of coke with an American midget and a couple of prostitutes. Truth, reader, is in the contrast. As far as Colin Farrell is concerned, the recent film “In Bruges” finds depth without […]

Ross Romano: Fans starting to be disappointed

Improbable and seemingly impossible performances are a big part of sports, as witnessed in the New York Giants beating the previously undefeated New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. The GW men’s basketball team has also had some seemingly improbably and impossible performances this season – but, unlike the Giants, in a bad way. The […]

Comedian Dave Barry elicits laughs at Lisner

Web Extra Humor columnist Dave Barry is a matchmaker, but he probably did not know it when he performed before a happy couple at Lisner Auditorium on Wednesday night. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer helped nurture the romance of Patrick Kelly, a GW law student, and his fiancée, Claire Wilson, who will attend the Law School […]

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

If you have $5 Walk over to the Kennedy Center next week, Feb. 11, 13 and 14, for the Japan! Culture & Hyper Culture festival. The festival features more than 450 artists, over 40 performances, and more than a dozen free events to showcase the best Japanese theater and dance, music and fashion, architecture and […]