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.

 

1.17.2020

boygenius epitomizes starpower. An ephemeral collaboration of indie rock superstars Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus, the supergroup is a lot of genius and no boys. Releasing just a six song eponymous EP in 2018—recorded all within the span of four days—bo...

1.17.2020

After a two year hiatus, Rick and Morty has finally returned for its fourth season on Adult Swim. With Rick no longer at the helm of the reunited Smith family, the latest season has gotten off to a very strong start. Guest starring Elon Musk, Taika Waititi, Jeffrey Wri...

1.17.2020

In a shocking twist of events, a film unassociated with Disney or Pixar won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film this year, beating out Frozen II, Toy Story 4, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and The Lion King. The winning film? Laika Studios’ Missing Li...

1.17.2020

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (“accent on the may”) kicks off its third season just as witty and quick-fire as previous seasons. Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, known for her smartly-written classic Gilmore Girls, Mrs. Maisel shines due to its fast-paced dialogue and uni...

1.17.2020

Greta Gerwig’s sophomore directorial feature comes out on Christmas Day, and it genuinely has the potential to be the best cinematic adaptation of a novel of all time. Fresh off of her directorial debut, Lady Bird, but no stranger to screenwriting, Gerwig is known for...

1.17.2020

Whatever your thoughts on Netflix distributing high profile films, seeing brand new films in the comfort of one’s own room is an undeniably appealing concept, especially for busy college students. With that said, there is no excuse for anyone with a Netflix subscriptio...

1.17.2020

 Your Lie in April

It appears that anime still largely has a bad reputation. Far too many reduce the media to a subfield associated with...well, let's just say tentacles. Others claim that it is merely escapism, reflective of a degenerate 21st century society. Still, mo...

1.17.2020

Under the name Field Medic, lo-fi folk singer Kevin Patrick released the album Songs from the Sunroom in 2017. A compilation of songs that he had recorded over the previous two years, the album gains an unrivaled intimacy from its namesake: a small San Francisco sunroo...

The Marriage Plot, published in 2011, is the most recent novel by the legendary Jeffrey Eugenides. After a nine-year break, the book marks a refreshing shift from Eugenides’ earlier work, which includes The Virgin Suicides and the Pulitzer prize winning Middlesex. The...

1.17.2020

Like much of the rest of the streaming-addicted world, I rushed to view my 2019 Spotify Wrapped minutes after it dropped, curious to see just how much I had moored myself to music this year. The results were, mostly, expected: Bon Iver was my top artist of the year; Ma...

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