Now playing at the Arena Stage, Book of Days draws a complex plot from a play-within-a-play theme. A local Dublin Missouri woman, Ruth Hotch, takes the lead of Joan in the small town's production of Saint Joan, and suddenly a local death blurs the line between actor and reality. Stirring the noble, stubborn actions of Joan of Arc into the present close-knit community of Dublin, Ruth sets out on a mission she can never win. Area Stage puts on a wonderful production of this borderline good play.
Walking from the Smithsonian metro stop last Saturday, I can see a sea of heads in the distance, surrounding the Washington Monument and spilling out into the streets. The feeling is amazing, I can feel a surge of energy as I get closer and the sound of speakers and drums, chanting and yells of "PEACE” fill the air. It feels good to be a part of this, to be so reassured that I am not alone in my opposition of the war.
A fire drill interrupted third period today, following an alternative safety plan due the snow and ice covering the fields and stadium.
Seventeen-year-old Lee Boyd Malvo will be tried on November 10, 2003 for the October 14th killing of Linda Franklin. The trial is expected to last 8-12 weeks.
This month, the Coalition of High School Democrats is holding a meeting in the Montgomery County Education Association, with hopes of raising political awareness among Montgomery County students.
Leonardo DiCaprio makes a full-blown comeback in this thrilling Spielberg film. In one of two holiday released movies he starred in, DiCaprio returns to the wide screen with class. He plays Frank Abagnale, a master of deception who travels across the country and around the world posing as an airline pilot, a doctor and a lawyer. Although brilliant at playing these roles, Frank is a master of check fraud above all and manages to steal millions of dollars as a minor.
Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman star in this beautiful and dark film, leading us through a haunting day in lives of 2002 editor and modern woman Clarissa Vaughan (Streep), 1940's housewife and mother Laura Brown (Moore) and 1920's writer Virginia Woolf (Kidman). These three women's lives are intertwined through relation, love and art.
The third annual SGR Spectacular on December 13 showcased diverse and exciting entertainment benefiting several charities, including Shepherd's Table and Save the Children, through which SGR sponsors children in Mozambique and Appalachia.
Michael Moore once again hits the world with a documentary that throws us disturbing facts surrounded by striking images. Following his theme of mixing satire with painful truths, the director of Rodger and Me, a documentary mapping out the ruin of his hometown Flint, Michigan, and writer of the recent book Stupid White Men has, amazingly, managed to surpass these works with the power of this film.
When walking through the halls between classes, attempting to avoid collision with my schoolmates is usually my biggest concern. I should not, in addition to this defensive walking, have to be concerned about colliding with doors. Maneuvering my way between classmates and around high-speed swinging doors that open out into the hallways turns my days into a race through an obstacle course that is, frankly, wearing me out. If misused, an outward swinging door can be a very dangerous object.
Students for Global Responsibility's will conduct a teach-in about the proposed war in Iraq today.
The adventure I've been through since the day I went under the needle has made my life a lot more complicated than I was betting on.