Welcome to The Georgetown Independent, bringing you the best of culture since 1997, complete with a dose of sass. The Georgetown Independent is Georgetown University's monthly arts and culture magazine. Check in with us for the latest on movies, TV shows, music, local artists, and more.


      My brother sucked on his teeth and bit his lip in an

attempt to mask the pain as I rubbed sesame oil

into his shoulders. His shoulders were lean but

woven together with sinewy muscles toned by

hours of labor, and his skin had darkened to match

the color of t...



Does this man look cold to you?

      Sporting nothing but oversized gym shorts and a Bruins jersey, Connor Jackson (MSB ’20) was “not even that cold, dude” at the time of interview. With numerous incidences of snowfall and freezing rain, multiple sources report...


Black Mirror encourages viewers to consider possible consequences of technology in society

      Black Mirror is phenomenal. Period. In fact, among the dozens of other Netflix recommendations that I have received over the years, I can say without a doubt that ...


Fan art for Fantano’s successful Youtube channel, “The Needle Drop.”

      On Jan. 25, in the strangest crossover episode since Family Matters x Full House, the Georgetown Lecture Fund filled the Arrupe Multipurpose Room for the Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd,...


Album art for King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s 2017 release Sketches of Brunswick East. 

     Psychedelic rock, with its soaring, surreal guitar riffs and ambient, cerebral tones, has returned to Earth this decade, and it appears to have designs on staying with us for...

“As these troubled characters fall for each other, you fall for them.”

      The End of the F***ing World is a British mini-series that premiered in 2017 and was added to Netflix in 2018, based on a comic book by Charles S. Forsman of the same title. The darkl...


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...


Devilman: Crybaby Poster

      Every once in a while, there will appear a show that dares to break the mold of the usual, decently animated, but mostly mundane new anime. Then there’s Devilman: Crybaby. This show not only broke the mold; it mixed the mold into...

One of the most anticipated movies of the year

       Black Panther, the upcoming superhero movie about a prince that fights bad guys in a black panther suit complete with metal claws, might sound cheesy, considering that the most recent trend in superhero mov...

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