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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.

December 7, 2019

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker.

On screen, a smiling man in clown make-up kicks up puddles into mist, the droplets sparkling in the sunlight with Gary Glitter’s “Rock & Roll Part 2” playing in the background. The idea of forceful rebellion is raised by the pairing of rock and...

October 31, 2019

 Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

When an awards show manages to pick a few deserved winners, yet still manages to underwhelm, that ceremony is fundamentally flawed. The Emmy Awards find themselves in this very position. The Television Academy’s yearly awards show, the E...

October 31, 2019

As we enter October, we once again enter the season of pumpkin patches, costumes, candy corn, and, of course, horror movies. That’s right, it’s that time of year when we cram onto couches with our closest friends and watch—through our fingers—the creepiest movies Netfl...

October 31, 2019

Earthgang and Outkast.

Back in March, we featured Earthgang’s album Mirrorland in our Indy Suggests section. The album finally dropped a couple weeks ago (apologies for saying it would drop “soon” in March…), and as predicted, it is a really impressive album. It is the...

July 11, 2019

Batman Begins alternative poster.

I recently had the pleasure of watching Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins … twice. This was in celebration of Netflix’s decision to restore the movie and its follow up, the renowned The Dark Knight, to its streaming library. It was also...

April 22, 2019

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Over a matte maroon placard, and then a mustard yellow one, Evan Puschak, YouTube video essayist and Forbes-approved millennial creative, exhales an introductory sigh and reads a Vincent Van G...

Michael Jackson and Wade Robsan.

The accusations against R. Kelly shook not only the country but the entire world. For thousands of fans who spent decades worshipping his music, the thought that someone they adored was capable of such heinous violence seems unfathomable...

April 22, 2019

 Hasan Minhaj on "Patriot Act."

While “Daily Show” alum and “Patriot Act” host Hasan Minhaj’s comedy covers an admirably vast span of educational subject matter—from Saudi Arabian politics to student loans—I found one unfortunate common thread through his work: the vast...

March 24, 2019

Drake at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Childish Gambino, and Ariana Grande all declined to perform at the 2019 Grammys, and perhaps there are some really valid reasons why. I wanted to speak primarily

in regards to their histories of making bad choices....

March 23, 2019

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero.

In media, particularly the stagnant form of late-night television, rarely can one instantly perceive radical change in real time. This uncommon phenomenon is happening right now with Showtime’s first ever

late-night show, “Desus & Mero”—a sho...

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