ISSUE 27.6
december 2021

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The Georgetown Independent is published monthly throughout the school year by students at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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because summer rippled through our wrists like a

disease, speckled and honest.

With breath broken over your

splintered lip,

A tavern roars inside your eggshell body.

Your stagnant feet are boats, marooned in ice.

Beneath your nose is acrid fruit, rotting.

from FILM NOTES ON A GOD WHO DREAMS WITH THE SKY PAINTED NEON: A Documentary

 

Aging is just learning new definitions for numbers. Is changing

numerical figures to human ones.

where does the deer go

by kian blewett

where’s the buck go when it rains

or the squirrel

into a little hole?

trees now feeling rain

they remain calm

what is nature, but a reflection of ourselves

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Quirky, Fun, and Flirty: Reflections on Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch

by charlotte taylor and marion cassidy

The French Dispatch is quirky, fun and flirty. Quirky, first, in its far-fetched yet totally lovable stories. Fun because each film keeps the audience guessing—the film does not have a dull moment. And lastly, flirty because of Wes Anderson’s enticing, playful juxtaposition of objects, people, and places. Will one leave the theater with a sense of profundity, ready to take on the world as the main character in their own life? 

Image: Searchlight Pictures

FILMS WE'RE WATCHING & TUNES WE'RE HUMMING 

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Psychedelic Rock Since 2008

by ben barrett

What is psychedelic rock? The word ‘psychedelic’ is the Greek words for ‘mind’ and ‘manifest’ hastily smashed together, and it typically connotes either drug use or kaleidoscope use. Yet what actually constitutes this distinct sound is hard to articulate; unconventional instrumentation as well as distorted or modulated tones all definitely factor into it, as do hallucinogenic soundscapes and tortuous song structures, but the precise definition is likely still being litigated on internet message boards.

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