Anuja Shah

Name: Anuja Shah
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2006
Anuja "Otto" Shah, a Junior in the CAP, -is thoroughly excited to be part of SCO, -enjoys the word "fiasco", -aspires to be monstrously cool, -remains prepared to settle for being vaguely nifty, and -probably owes you money, but has fled the country.

Stories (15)

La Créperie is the place to be

By Anuja Shah | Feb. 8, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Located in the bustling row outside the Pentagon City mall, La Créperie is an unexpectedly charming bistro with lots of flair for its fairly cheap eats. As the name implies, La Créperie serves mostly crépes (although they offer sandwiches and croissants for the unadventurous of stomach and weak of wallet). Entrees range from $6 to $8, and offer tempting vegetarian and non-vegetarian options; the crépes sucrées (sweet crépes), between $5 and $6 each, are inviting by themselves or as a dessert.

"Stripes" is not just black and white

By Anuja Shah | Jan. 22, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Suffice it to say that "Racing Stripes" is ridiculously cute. Sure, it's no action thriller, but it's a kiddy flick with its heart in the right place. Essentially, the moral is that anyone can do anything, regardless of circumstance. Take Stripes, for example: he's a zebra-turned-racehorse.

Some enjoyably zany Fockers

By Anuja Shah | Dec. 28, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Meet the Fockers is every bit as goofy as its prequel. While the jokes tend to run repetitive and catastrophe gets boring, the humor is redeemingly slapstick and the characters are fittingly over-the-top.

Christmas how-to

By Anuja Shah | Dec. 22, 2004, midnight | In Print »

When I was five, I figured I knew what Christmas was really all about. Erstwhile pigtailed thing that I was, I thought Christmas was a time to share, to celebrate the joy of giving. I was young, and boy, was I clueless (I had pigtails, for crying out loud). Luckily for me, it was only a matter of years before I learned what Christmas was really all about: gladiatorial death-matches for coveted popular gifts.

Phoenix crashes and burns

By Anuja Shah | Dec. 21, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Warning: seeing this film (for $7) offers the same rush produced by walking repeatedly into doorjambs (for free).

Butchers is killer comedy

By Anuja Shah | Dec. 14, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Mixing unwitting locals, an ambitious (and slightly neurotic) butcher and a functional meat locker, The Green Butchers, directed by Anders Thomas Jensen, presents a recipe for disaster-turned-dinner.

Globalize Me has global appeal

By Anuja Shah | Nov. 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

During seventh period on Nov. 18, Blazers were invited to the auditorium for a one-man play called Globalize Me, written and directed by actor Dave Maktoi, who is currently a substitute teacher at Blair and a professor at Montgomery College.

Rumors makes a scene

By Anuja Shah | Nov. 6, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Senior wins short-story contest

By Anuja Shah | Oct. 21, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Blair senior and Silver Chips Online Editor-in-Chief Katherine Zhangwas recently awarded first place for her entry in the F. ScottFitzgerald Short Story Contest for high school students. Submissionswere original, previously unpublished stories written by highschool students.

Marionettes make a dynamic Team

By Anuja Shah | Oct. 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Primer explodes onscreen

By Anuja Shah | Oct. 17, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Existential and introspective with sinister insinuations, director-writer-actor Shane Carruth's visual debut is what Donnie Darko would've grown up to be. Devastatingly human and intense though unemotional, Primer warns viewers to relish the single-serving intricacies of the fate they've been dealt.

Downcounty Consortium brings academies to Blair

By Anuja Shah | Sept. 28, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Beginning this year, Blair is offering five career-oriented academies to incoming freshmen as part of the Downcounty Consortium: the Media Literacy, Science, Math and Technology, Entrepreneurship, International Studies and Human Services Professions Academies.

Vicino: neighborhood flavor

By Anuja Shah | Aug. 17, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Despite the glitzy new sit-down cafés and unabashedly yuppie bistros of downtown Silver Spring a few blocks away, Vicino Ristorante Italiano caters to old-world appetites with well-portioned authenticism.

Attend this tale of Sweeney Todd

By Anuja Shah | Aug. 3, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Upon completion of an undeserved prison sentence, a young barber returns to London to find his wife missing, and his daughter in the custody of his wife's rapist. Distraught and livid, the barber takes judgment and justice into his own hands, turning simple revenge into a dramatic thriller so devilishly tortuous that it ultimately winds its way around his neck.

Henley's Crimes a compassionate act

By Anuja Shah | June 10, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Beth Henley's Pulitzer prize-winning comedy Crimes of the Heart will be staged at the Sangha Performance Space on Friday at 5:30 p.m. to benefit ‘Bread for the City', a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding DC's underprivileged. Admission is pay-what-you-can.