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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

New Smithsonian Exhibition to Showcase History of American Entertainment Industry

New Smithsonian Exhibition to Showcase History of American Entertainment Industry

By Jack Willis December 2, 2022

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History will open a new permanent exhibition showcasing U.S. entertainment culture Dec. 9.   The exhibit, entitled “Entertainment Nation”/“Nación...

Pep Band Celebrates Centennial Year

Pep Band Celebrates Centennial Year

By Bridget Sippel April 21, 2022

For the last 100 years, the Georgetown University Pep Band, decked out in blue and gray, has always been present at home football games and is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year.  The...

Shakespeare Theatre Company

Theater Review: ‘Twelfth Night’

By Kathryn Baker December 6, 2017

Set in a modern airport terminal, the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s performance of the romantic comedy “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare takes the audience on a fantastical flight, encouraging...

Theater Review: ‘Fun Home’

By Rachel Linton May 2, 2017

Directed by Sam Gold and based on Alison Bechdel’s award-winning autobiographical graphic novel, Tony Award-winning musical “Fun Home” made its Washington, D.C. premiere April 18 at the National...


Movie Review: ‘The Promise’

By Meghan DeCourcey April 22, 2017

★★★★☆ In 2015, world leaders across the world came together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a tragedy in which 1.5 million Armenians were systematically killed...


Movie Review: ‘Rock Dog’

By Ben Macher February 24, 2017

★★☆☆☆ Films, like any form of art, must accommodate the highly diverse interests of audiences across the world. Hollywood overcomes this problem by producing several film genres that are tailored...

Crumbling Character: A Gentrified Georgetown

Crumbling Character: A Gentrified Georgetown

By Hannah Urtz February 17, 2017

  A quarter of a century ago, a stroll down M Street would reveal rows of highly specialized boutique shops, restaurants and vendors. Crowds lured in from across the city and the country filled...

Theater Review: ‘As You Like It’

By Kathryn Baker February 10, 2017

Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, the Folger Theatre’s edgy rendition of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” draws the audience out of its seats and into the mysterious Forest of Arden — a place...

After 2014’s hugely successful “The LEGO Movie,” “The LEGO Batman Movie” tries to capture the same free-wheeling, irreverent humor while incorporating a grittier, edgier perspective. Though the film succeeds on many fronts, it lacks the same effortless heart and emotion of its franchise predecessor.

Movie Review: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’

By Austin Hong February 10, 2017

  ★★★★☆ “The LEGO Batman Movie” is a hilarious, excellently animated film. However, despite its best efforts, it falls short in comparison to the narrative brilliance of the original....


The Gilded Stage

By Marina Tian and Eleanor Tolf January 27, 2017

Every year, film aficionados look forward to winter — not just for snow or the holidays but for their moment in the sun. The movie buff’s Super Bowl and the cinephile’s March Madness, the Academy...

“The Phantom Tollbooth” appeals to young children as well as more mature audiences, which will appreciate the production’s thoughtful message and universal theme.

FEATURE: ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’

By Dani Guerrero January 27, 2017

From Georgetown’s Theater and Performance Studies Program and the student-led Nomadic Theatre comes the imaginative play “The Phantom Tollbooth,” running from Jan. 26 to Feb. 4 in the Davis Performing...

Based on the hugely popular children’s book series by Lemony Snicket, Netflix has another winner in “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” a dark comedy drama depicting the tragic lives of the three Baudelaire orphans after having been sent to live with Count Olaf, played with aplomb by Neil Patrick Harris.

Hottest Television Selections of the Winter

By Meena Raman January 27, 2017

As temperatures drop and classes pick up, Georgetown students may find themselves searching for comfort from the cold weather in the wake of a dearly missed syllabus week. Luckily, the beginning of...

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