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Managing Reads: ‘If We Were Villains’ Offers Dark Interpretation of Humanity

Managing Reads: ‘If We Were Villains’ Offers Dark Interpretation of Humanity

If you’ve ever wondered what happens when a group of William Shakespeare nerds studying theater get too into their roles, M. L. Rio’s novel “If We Were Villains” gives a transfixing answer: murder.  When the book opens, Oliver Marks leaves prison after serving a 10-year sentence for murder, and the[Read More…]

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Georgetown’s Asian Restaurants Offer Old Favorites and New Experiences

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Georgetown’s Asian Restaurants Offer Old Favorites and New Experiences

For a lot of Asian American kids, restaurants hold a special place in our hearts; they are where we met up with other families, played on our handheld video game consoles for hours on end and also where our parents teased us in the middle of sharing a meal in[Read More…]

BECOMING U: Interrogate Your Internalized Biases

BECOMING U: Interrogate Your Internalized Biases

As I’m walking back from the gym with my friend one humid March afternoon, our conversation about which boys we think are cute leads to a startling confession; my friend admits that she often feels pressured to perform oral sex to avoid doing anything more serious with a partner. When[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
RECORD REWIND: Taylor Swift’s Ever-Shifting Identity

RECORD REWIND: Taylor Swift’s Ever-Shifting Identity

“Lover,” Taylor Swift’s latest release, sees the megastar return to the never-ending love present in her early albums, veering away from the icy and tough persona curated on her previous release “reputation.” However, this renewed embrace of her famously bright persona doesn’t necessarily translate into a coherent artistic development. My[Read More…]

MANAGING READS: ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ Portrays Authentic Modern Love

MANAGING READS: ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ Portrays Authentic Modern Love

In many ways, Alex Claremont-Diaz is a fairly typical Georgetown University student: politically engaged, overachieving, convinced he will be a senator one day and prone to poor decision-making when intoxicated. Unfortunately for him, the latter quality manifests itself in the form of an altercation with Prince Henry of England and[Read More…]

by September 7, 2019 1 comment Books, Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: An Incomplete Survey of Georgetown’s Boba Tea Shops

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: An Incomplete Survey of Georgetown’s Boba Tea Shops

In the Chinatown of my home, Las Vegas, Nev., each block seems to host an endless supply of boba tea shops, from international chains to mom-and-pop businesses. It surprised me when I came to Georgetown and discovered that the neighborhood had alarmingly few boba tea shops in the immediate vicinity. [Read More…]

UNSOLICITED ADVICE: The Best Advice Is To Take no Advice

UNSOLICITED ADVICE: The Best Advice Is To Take no Advice

When I told people I was writing an advice column this summer, most laughed, and, honestly, I laughed, too. Somehow, I convinced my editors I know enough about life to hand out ideas on how other people should live. However, in my 20 years of life, I can confidently claim[Read More…]

by August 29, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
TUNE IN, ZONE OUT: Reasons to Attend an Indie Artist’s Summer Concert

TUNE IN, ZONE OUT: Reasons to Attend an Indie Artist’s Summer Concert

Out of all the concerts that go on in a city over the course of the year, only a fraction of them are the world tours that megastars put on to fill stadiums with fans. The rest of the concerts feature lesser-known artists who bring together their devoted followings and[Read More…]

by August 29, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Kathryn Baker

NOVEL IDEAS: Understanding a Breakup Through Poetry

It is impossible to be prepared for a breakup. You can seek advice from your friends or family and think about the words over and over again, but nothing prepares you for the aftermath of an ended relationship. You can run through all the postbreakup steps outlined in romantic comedies[Read More…]

TUNE IN, ZONE OUT: The Japanese House Entrances at The Sinclair

TUNE IN, ZONE OUT: The Japanese House Entrances at The Sinclair

Perhaps the most memorable thing I heard during my four-day trip to Boston was someone in the rustling crowd waiting for English indie pop act The Japanese House, Amber Bain’s stage name, plainly declare, “She has the voice of an angel.”  On my Boston-bound train, I discovered her upcoming performance[Read More…]