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The Spotlight: 'Warpaint' by The Black Crowes

April 3, 2008 |

By Landon James

The Black Crowes have hatched another egg after seven years of hibernation in a tumultuous winter of band quarrels and disagreements.

The group came together to release “Warpaint” on March 3, 2008, and Rolling Stone Magazine describes … Read More

Is Spears Back on Top?

April 3, 2008 |

By Charlotta Jarborg

Admit it. You miss Britney.

Whether you want to call it a mini-comeback or not, most of us probably do want to see Britney do well – for her sanity, for her kids, for her happiness, and … Read More

Review Flogging Molly's "Float" a Return to Form

March 27, 2008 |

By STONE FERRELL

In their first album in close to four years, Flogging Molly delivers their most developed, sophisticated work yet. With a mix of charging percussion, some violin for grace and enough guitar to give it that Irish … Read More

A Talk With Naked Cowboy

March 27, 2008 |

By STEPHANIE BREIJO

What says “Welcome to New York!” like a near-nude pedestrian strumming an out of tune guitar in the center of Times Square? What reflects better on our society’s obsession with talentless pop culture than an ex-stripper/ex-model/ex-actor/ex-writer whose … Read More

Vagina Monologues Return to UMW

March 27, 2008 |

By ANNIE KINNIBURGH

The opening monologue of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues immediately addresses the audience.

“I bet you’re worried. We were worried too. We were worried about vaginas.”

For the uninitiated UMW students waiting in Great Hall on March … Read More

Late-Night Picture Show

March 27, 2008 |

By RYAN MARR

Back by popular demand, The Rocky Horror Picture Show returned to Mary Washington’s campus last Wednesday, March 19th for another evening of wild debauchery and gender-shattering attire.

The free performance was held in the Great Hall for … Read More

Lupe Fiasco Stuns Dodd Auditorium

March 27, 2008 |

By AARON RICHARDSON

A tense crowd in Dodd Auditorium chants “Lupe, Lupe, Lupe” as more than 1,000 Mary Washington students and a few guests awaited the appearance of Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco. At last, 20 minutes after the … Read More

Bored This Spring? Allow us to Help

March 13, 2008 |

By STEPHANIE BREIJO

Let’s suppose you are bored and coming down from that no-school spring break high. Let’s also suppose that, while you’re getting back into the swing of things and attending classes like the good student you are, you … Read More

Ireland's Favorite Sons Release 3D Movie

March 13, 2008 |

By BRYNN BOYER

Over spring break, my dad I and went to a U2 concert. The seats were phenomenal and the price couldn’t have been better—$20 for both tickets. For an hour and a half, I was up close and … Read More

The Song Does Not Remain the Same

March 13, 2008 |

By LANDON JAMES

Led Zeppelin added a delicious maraschino cherry to the top of their 2007 double-decker sundae.

The chocolate scoop, and the core of the sundae, was their Dec. 10, 2007 live reunion performance in London’s O2 Arena during … Read More

Top 5 Movies for the Aspiring Rocker

March 13, 2008 |

By AARON RICHARDSON

1. “This is Spinal Tap,” 1984, directed by Rob Reiner. “Spinal Tap” is the single greatest rock and roll movie of all time. A comedy mockumentary about four aging, bloated, overpaid rockers attempting to revive their career, … Read More

Giant Productions Attends National Convention

March 13, 2008 |

By CLAIRE COPPS

Heartbroken from not getting to meet one of my idols, I walked out of my hotel room. And there he was, staying on my hotel floor. DMC himself.

Never again will I get a chance to meet … Read More

Top 5 Summer Festivals

February 28, 2008 |

By LANDON JAMES

What the hell are you going to be doing this summer? If you don’t know by now, you’re way behind and this article is for you.

Festivals are going to be as hot this summer as the … Read More

Student Pursues Stand-Up Comedy

February 28, 2008 |

By RYAN MARR

The student body here at Mary Washington rarely suffers from a lack of humor thanks to the efforts of one of our resident student-comics, Watt Smith.

Smith, a 2 1/2 year veteran of the comedy circuit in … Read More

UMW Bands to Rock 18+ Release Show

February 28, 2008 |

By STEPHANIE BREIJO

Tonight, marking UMW band Grave-Robbing Extravaganza’s first CD release, the second event of music and mayhem in the Loft’s monthly 18+ nights will feature live performances from GRE, Tereu Tereu and Junk Science.

Thanks to The Loft’s … Read More

Staff Writer Finds a Cure for Any Illness

February 28, 2008 |

By CHARLOTTA JARBORG

If laughter be the best medicine, then bring on the comedy during this peak of the flu and cold season. We have not been back at school for long, yet everywhere you go you fear you will … Read More

Stephanie Goes to Hollywood: Bullet “It” Girl Spends an Evening With the Stars

February 28, 2008 |

By STEPHANIE BREIJO and SERENA EPSTEIN

Sunday evening. A fateful night for one lionhearted UMW journalist.

Confronted with an endless sea of crimson velvet and sparkling Hollywood starlets, Stephanie Breijo, UMW junior and bosom friend to the famous, took her … Read More

The Spotlight: "Heretic Pride" by the Mountain Goats

February 21, 2008 |

By STEPHANIE BREIJO

With perfectly balanced production and more diversity than any of their first 15 albums, The Mountain Goats return triumphant to the up-tempo tunes of yore and John Darnielle’s signature storytelling with “Heretic Pride,” sporting sea monsters and … Read More

Top 5 Ways to Lose Weight with Minimal Effort

February 21, 2008 |

By JOHN SHERIDAN

Warning: only for those of you who are very, very serious. About losing weight, I mean. Because if you don’t lose those five pounds this week you’ll never be pretty, and you certainly won’t get the wrestling … Read More

Writers Strike Ends After Three Long Months

February 21, 2008 |

By TIM ST. ONGE

After three long months of watching repeats of your favorite television shows, new episodes are finally on the horizon.  On Feb. 10, the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) voted to return to work after walking off … Read More

Showtime Hit 'Dexter' to Air on CBS

February 21, 2008 |

By JOEY MERKEL

A show unlike anything that has come before it, the Showtime original series “Dexter” is not for the faint of heart. Michael C. Hall portrays the sociopathic forensic expert Dexter Morgan, who cleans up the city of … Read More

Heidi Montag Fails to Become the Next Britney

February 21, 2008 |

By Charlotta Jarborg

After watching Heidi Montag’s heavily discussed debut video for her first single “Higher,” I am beginning to have second thoughts on whether or not this girl can fill Britney Spears’ shoes.

I was hoping that while Britney … Read More

Bonnaroo '08: Four Days of Music, Art and Hippies Grooving in a Field

February 21, 2008 |

By LANDON JAMES

Every June since 2001, Manchester Farm, a 700-acre plot of land in Tennessee, has been host to some of the largest names in music and comedy.

Bonnaroo is a four-day camping and music festival attracting fans from … Read More

BET star speaks at UMW

February 14, 2008 |

By ANNIE KINNIBURGH

Jeff Johnson, the keynote speaker for the University of Mary Washington’s celebration of Black History Month, was half an hour late to his own speech. And he was not happy about it.Read More

Top 5: Best Superbowl Commercials

February 7, 2008 |

By Watt Smith

As a lifelong owner of Giants’ cutlery, I am proud that my team could win the Super Bowl, overcoming the Patriot’s strong defense, perfect record, and cheating.  This article, however, pays homage not to the players, but … Read More

P.T. Anderson Returns Triumphant: "There Will Be Blood" Marks the End of Anderson's Five-Year Hiatus

February 7, 2008 |

By STEPHANIE BREIJO

It begins with an obsession. The greedy thwacking of Daniel Day-Lewis’ pick against an ominous mineshaft fills “There Will Be Blood’s” audience and no-words-needed opening with the same captivation that drives its protagonist.

In the most recent … Read More

Writers Guild Still on Strike: Students in Despair

February 7, 2008 |

By BRYNN BOYER

For the past three months, Hollywood writers affiliated with the Writers Guild of America, East and the Writers Guild of America, West have been on strike, demanding higher profits from DVD sales and “new media” among other … Read More

Comedic Quartet Lifts Spirits

February 7, 2008 |

By CLAIRE COPPS

“What a fantastic array of white people are here…Happy first day of Black History Month!”

Such was the welcome Comedian Baron Vaughn gave in Great Hall February 1.

As the kickoff to the Spring Comedy Series, … Read More

Lecturer Features FDR

January 31, 2008 |

By Chelsea Newnam

Jean Edward Smith, professor of political science at Marshall University, began his lecture at the University of Mary Washington last Thursday, Jan. 24, by asking audience members to leave. “When I speak at a college campus, I … Read More

The Spotlight

January 31, 2008 |

By Landon James

“Raising Sand” by Robert Plant and Allison Krauss (2007) One might say Robert Plant, now 60 years old, is over the hill and his voice can prove it.  However, “Raising Sand,” his latest endeavor with bluegrass-country singer/fiddle … Read More