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Two ways of making change. 

The Georgetown Independent’s statistics department estimates that, by the time he or she graduates, the average Georgetown student will have avoided eye contact with over 150 street musicians. Residents and tourists alike say that D.C. street...


India. The not-distant future. A religious civil war is brewing, the government is cracking down on fundamentalists with lethal force, and mysterious cults are performing obscene rituals in the darkest corners of the subcontinent. Nida Rahim (Radhika Apte) is a militar...


Vice Detective Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch) in Babylon Berlin.

The first season of Babylon Berlin follows a detective’s struggle to navigate the political landscape of 1929 Germany, a country torn apart by shell-shock, communist uprising, and a decaying republic. The vill...


Scene from Dark. Explore!

     At The Independent, we pride ourselves on bringing readers the latest and most up-to-date reviews of culture and the arts. In this issue, however, we depart from our usual mien to bring you some of Netflix’s hidden gems: the movi...


From left to right: Justin, Griffin, and Travis McElroy

      In 2014, Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy, titular brothers of hit indie podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me, took a vacation from their normal podcast to play a game of Dungeons and Dragons. T...


The interior of Harry’s Restaurant

Disclaimer: for the first time in Independent history, the editorial staff would like to assure you that this review is not fiction or satire, and that the following events really happened to our news editor.

      Harry’s Pub, located...


Supernova SN1987A

      In a departure from The Independent’s usual high-caliber analysis of music, film, and literature, we break from tradition this month to bring you our first-ever podcast review, beginning with the recently concluded sci-fi online radio s...


The gang returns in Stranger Things, season 2

     There is a boy lost in the woods. This is the beginning of a horror story. A year ago, the Duffer brothers and Netflix brought us Stranger Things: The story of Hawkins, Indiana, the abduction of Will Byers by...


Left to right: Stranger Things, Thor: Ragnarok, The Punisher, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

        Summer 2017 was an interesting time for audiences. On one hand, Wonder Woman single-handedly saved DC Comics’ filmmaking reputation, Baby Driver delighted us w...


The book on which the film is based.

        A boy cowers under the table on a rainy night. Sounds of domestic violence emerge from the next room. Suddenly, an unkempt man clenching a cigarette seizes him. Then the movie abruptly remembers that this is supposed to be a...

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