the guide may 17, 2013
the weekly magazine for life on the hilltop
IN THE CITY
Bursting the Bubble With the Great Outdoors G5
Bulldog Days of Summer: A Season on the Hilltop G6
From Cowboys to Aliens: Blockbusters Heat Up G10
this issue lifestyle 3 feature 6 museum guide | summer fashion
Although Prospect Street may seem a little quieter on Saturday nights, Georgetown over the summer is anything but empty. From basketball to bioethics, the range of events and opportunities shows that when the students go home, the university keeps going strong.
8 food&drink barbecue | d.c. restaurants
arts & 10 entertainment summer television and movies
SUMMER HOURS ON CAMPUS the corp Vital Vittles: Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sat. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Uncommon Grounds: Mon. – Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sat. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. campus dining Epicurean: 6:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. Subway: Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sat. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Cosi: Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat. – Sun. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Starbucks: Mon. – Thu. 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri. 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sat. – Sun. 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. UNIVERSITY SERVICES Lauinger Library: 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. Yates: Mon. – Fri. 6 a.m. – 10 p.m, Sat. – Sun. 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Student Health Center: Wed. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. All other weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Counseling and Psychiatric Services: Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. COVER & BACK COVER PHOTO BY ALEXANDER BROWN/THE HOYA
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The follow-up to 2009’s Star Trek has action and humor while still leaving an emotional impact on its audience. Chris Pine and Zach Quinto’s chemistry as the iconic Kirk and Spock and Benedict Cumberbatch’s turn as the mysterious John Harrison carry a great film from director J.J. Abrams. Read our full review online at thehoya.com and movie reviews all summer long.
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New Exhibits Shine Across the District
nicole jarvis Hoya Staff Writer
One of the great, but often untapped, resources of the Washington, D.C. area is the concentration of art museums that are close by and easily accessible to students. There are plenty of continuing exhibitions that you should be sure to check out, especially at the Hirshhorn Sculpture Gallery and the Freer and Sackler Galleries, as well as the museums listed below. If you find yourself with a spare summer day with nothing to do, check out these new or ongoing exhibits at some of the District’s finest artistic institutions.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART ‘Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929’ Now to Sept. 2
‘Edvard Munch: A 150th Anniversary Tribute’ May 19 to July 28
‘In the Tower: Kerry James Marshall’ June 28 to Dec. 7
This fascinating art and multimedia exhibit recognizes the multifaceted talents of Russian choreographer Serge Diaghilev and his dance company, the Ballets Russes. Diaghilev was known for his collaborations with Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Giorgio de Chirico.
Edvard Munch, the renowned Norwegian artist behind such works as “The Scream” and “The Madonna,” is turning 150. Munch is known for his passionate abstraction and his ability to capture the alienation and anguish of the horror that can come from simply being human.
This exhibit features the work of Kerry James Marshall, one of most celebrated painters active today. His works reflect African-American history and how it reverberates in contemporary culture. This is his first solo exhibition in Washington, D.C., and it should not to be missed.
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Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life June 8 to Sept. 1
Ellsworth Kelly Panel Paintings 2004 to 2009 June 22 to Sept. 22
This exhibit takes the unique approach of framing an in-depth analysis of George Braque’s still life paintings within the political and historical framework of the 1930s. Braque is considered by many to be the pioneering figure in the cubist movement — one of the most influential abstract movements of the early 20th century — and his works range from intimate to expansive, from light-hearted and vibrant to dark and deeply personal. Braque’s influence has been felt throughout the development of modern art history, and this exhibit is a great opportunity to begin to get an understanding of the range of his creativity.
While many not familiar with his work may view Ellsworth Kelly as a creator of simplistic and decidedly unartistic paintings, this exhibit seeks to change those misperceptions. In honor of what would be his 90th birthday, the exhibit presents multiple largescale Kelly pieces across a wide range of hues that highlight the abstract artist’s mastery of the relationship between color, space, shape and human visual perception. If you consider yourself an art connoisseur — or even just want to learn more about the minimal abstractionist movement of the 20th century — this exhibit is not one to miss.
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WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY June 29 to Sept. 29
One Life: Martin Luther King, Jr. June 28 to June 1, 2014
This unique exhibit takes a look at the experiences of civilians and soldiers during wartime through the lens of a photographer. Including photographs from over 28 nations and 200 photographers, the exhibit covers conflicts from the Mexican-American War of the 1840s to today’s modern conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Instead of being organized by time period, however, the exhibit is organized around different themes, including “Refugees” and “Rememberance,” which all come together to show how the understanding of armed conflict has developed over time.
Although everyone may know the story of Martin Luther King Jr., many have never had the opportunity to understand his history in context. This exhibit marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and follows King’s career and meteoric rise as the both leader of the civil rights movement and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Incorporating historic photographs, memorabilia and paraphinaleia, this exhibit offers a fascinating look into the history of this iconic American historical figure.
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concertlistings Best Coast – 6/4 at 9:30 Club Animal Collective – 6/10-12 at 9:30 Club Juanes – 6/19 at Wolf Trap Filene Center Bruno Mars – 6/22 at Verizon Center One Direction – 6/23 at Verizon Center The Maine – 7/6 at 9:30 Club Mac Miller – 7/10 at Fillmore Silver Spring Paul McCartney – 7/12 at Nationals Park fun. – 7/20 at Verizon Center OneRepublic – 8/5 at Wolf Trap Filene Center Jimmy Eat World – 8/11 at 9:30 Club
A SUMMER OF TUNES
Concerts and Festivals in the DMV ZACH GORDON Hoya Staff Writer
y favorite thing about the summer isn’t that I’m done with classes or that it’s hot outside. In fact, I really don’t like either of those things. (Although the lack of classes does mean less work, which is always nice.) Instead of relaxing by the pool, I like to ride my bike and go see live music — and fortunately, there are a lot of great shows coming to the D.C. area over the next few months. If you’re feeling down because you realized that you won’t be able to make it to Bonnaroo, the following list of great acts coming to the District (and the surrounding area) might cheer you up.
experimental, Grizzly Bear has risen up as one of the more interesting and exciting acts of recent times.
9:30 Club Dwight Yoakam: June 21, 8:00 p.m., $45. If you forgot that Dwight Yoakam was a person, here’s your reminder. The semi-legendary country musician will be at the 9:30 Club at the end of June. The crowd is sure to be interesting, and he’s certain to put on a good show. (I say that not as a fan of his music but as a Nashvillian who knows that country shows are a ton of fun, regardless of your musical tastes.) Do be warned, however — you will see a lot of cowboy hats and boots.
Last Summer on Earth (Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster): July 15, 5:30 p.m., $40 to $75 All emerging from the alternative craze in the early to mid-1990s, the Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster will be at Merriweather this July to support their Last Summer on Earth tour. The Ben Folds Five — which, in reality, has only ever had three members — got back together last year after a 10-year break and have been touring for the last year in support of their most recent release, The Sound of the Life of the Mind. With both the Barenaked Ladies and Ben Folds Five headlining this tour, it’s sure to be a funny, cheeky and nostalgic show.
Merriweather Post Pavilion The xx and Grizzly Bear: June 16, 6:00 p.m., $30 to $40 These two bands have made big names for themselves in the past few years and will be playing this June up at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. The London-based The xx released their second album, Coexist, last fall as a follow-up to their hugely successful, award-winning self-titled debut. Grizzly Bear, the electronic rock band from Brooklyn, also released an album last fall. With music that has been labeled as psychedelic pop, folk rock and
Vans Warped Tour: July 10, 11:00 am, $24 to $45 The iconic Vans Warped Tour is back for its 19th year and will be offering up its usual blend of alternative, punk and ska music in Columbia this July. With headliners such as The Used, Motion City Soundtrack and Never Shout Never, the Warped Tour is sure to satisfy your head-banging needs — just make sure your hair is sufficiently gelled to keep it spiked throughout the entire show.
ing the Oscar-winning soundtrack for Crazy Heart (which starred Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Robert Duvall), while Wilco and My Morning Jacket have reached huge mainstream success throughout their careers. Summer Spirit Festival (D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, Rare Essence, Black Alley, Hiatus Kaiyote and Mike Epps): August 3, 5:00 p.m., $46 to $125 At the beginning of August, the Summer Spirit Festival returns with some incredible acts. R&B superstars D’Angelo and Erykah Badu, along with rapper Busta Rhymes, will be gracing the festival with their musical talents. Comedian Mike Epps is hosting the entire night, so there won’t be a stale moment. This festival is sure to be a night full of some great soulful vibes. The Preakness (Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore): Black-Eyed Susan Day (Goo Goo Dolls): May 17, 2:00 p.m., $25 The Grammy-nominated Goo Goo Dolls, along with Rodney Atkins and newcomer Rachel Farley, are performing live at Black-Eyed Susan Day, which seeks to empower women and partners with Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Farley and Atkins are both country forces to be reckoned with, and Goo Goo Dolls should attract a strong audience.
Americanarama Festival of Music (Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingham): July 23, 4:30 p.m., $45 to $215 Bob Dylan is a legend. That’s enough to get a ton of people to a show regardless of how good he is live, which is notoriously horrible. But the Americanarama Festival of Music at Merriweather this summer also drew three other huge names: Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingham. The latter artist is known for writ-
Inﬁeldfest (Pitbull, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis): May 18, 5:00 p.m., $50 If you didn’t get to see Macklemore and Ryan Lewis when they came to D.C. earlier this year, you have another chance tomorrow. Along with Pitbull, they will be playing the Infieldfest up at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore to celebrate the Preakness horse race. Pitbull is the more featured of the two, but fans of Macklemore shouldn’t fear, as it looks as though their sets are the same length.
SCENE IN THE DARK
Diana Ross – 8/14 at Wolf Trap Filene Center Thievery Corporation – 8/15 at 9:30 Club Carly Rae Jepsen – 8/28 at Wolf Trap Filene Center ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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Turquoise Stripes and Wild Nights
Dressing for the Heat While Staying Hot EMILY MANBECK Hoya Staff Writer
ith finals over and our Laufits no longer socially acceptable to wear in public, it’s time to update our summer wardrobe with this season’s fashions that we all ogled over on Pinterest instead of studying for exams or writing papers. Because a few months of warm weather and no school-related responsibilities are here, we can officially break out our brightly colored shorts and tees as well as our floral sundresses. But with every new season comes new styles, so reward yourself for another year on the Hilltop with the trends of summer 2013. For the ladies, the color this season is teal or sea foam. Teal has been making a presence everywhere — on jeans, capris, bracelets and skirts — so don’t be afraid to be daring in changing where color pops up in your outfit. Dress it up with chunky jewelry and ballet flats, or keep it casual with a chambray shirt-jacket and Sperrys. (Toms are a perfect alternative.) Tunics are making a reappearance this summer. The garment is simple and perfect for any event, and it comes in enough different cuts and colors so
your personality can still give your outfit your personal flare. Wear the pastel, fitted ones over a pencil skirt for work and fancy occasions, and put on the boldly patterned, looser ones over capris, jeans or light leggings. Finally, keep an eye out for highwaisted and Bermuda shorts. The former have been scene-stealers during the summer season recently, and Bermuda short are making their comeback for good reason: Both of these styles are flattering and will help you look your best while enjoying the warm weather. Avoid the patterned variety; instead opt for a vibrant, solid color. Recommendations would be royal blue for the highwaisted shorts and hot pink for the Bermuda. Pair them with a light blouse or white Oxford, wear a belt and know that you’ll be more than ready for the day. For the gentlemen, the runway has been promising a lot of stripes this season. Wear a T-shirt with thin, colored stripes and a pair of Nantucket reds for a comfortable, casual look. But when it comes time for that internship or job,
select a diagonal striped tie — bowties are totally acceptable — over a crisp blue or white shirt and pair of khaki pants. And as cool as new striped suits look, we don’t live in the 1960s. That look only works for Don Draper. Don’t be afraid to go bold with some fluorescent colors this season. J. Crew and H&M are showing lots of bright oranges and yellows, as well as some light blues and greens. I wouldn’t take these hues to the office, but a neon tee or V-neck might be a good piece for the beach or family vacation. Pair with jeans or dark shorts for the best look. Finally, look for linen shirts. Linen is the perfect material for men because it’s light and breezy. The only downsides are that you can’t throw it in the wash because it’ll wrinkle, necessitating dry-cleaning — although the extra effort is negated by the comfort and style. It’s great for both work and play. Wear it under a solid cotton sweater and over khaki pants at the office, but when you’re keeping it casual, just roll up the sleeves and pair with Bermuda shorts.
Getting in Touch With Nature F
or those seeking a little more adventure that doesn’t include meandering through a concrete jungle, the Washington, D.C. area has many outdoor activities that offer both an opportunity to get some exercise — just like you promised yourself you would this summer — and to see the
BILLY GOAT TRAIL This 4.2-mile stretch in Maryland offers hikers a terrific workout and even better scenery.
parts of the city not dominated by Starbucks and burger joints.
Suburban Maryland is home to the Billy Goat Trail, which is known for paths that require hikers to climb over boulders to gain spectacular views of the Potomac River. The 4.2-mile-long trail traces the side of the river and has a restaurant, Old Angler’s Inn, at the end of the path for exhausted hikers. If you have the energy to venture further outside of the city, Great Falls Park is only 15 miles away and is accessible from either Maryland or Virginia. Both locations provide stunning views of the Great Falls, where the Potomac River gains speed and crashes over layers of rock. Both sides of the park offer miles of trails for hiking, but for those who would prefer to see the views without scrambling over rocks, the outlook locations are very accessible and require only minimal hiking. Be wary that sections of the trails do get intensive and are not for less-experienced hikers. Rock Creek Park stretches from Georgetown to Maryland and offers an escape from the fast-paced culture
of D.C. life, with opportunities for hiking, biking, rollerblading, fishing and horseback riding. The trail is known as one of the best hiking locations in the area, and if you need a break, the Rock Creek Nature Center and Planetarium Visitor Center offers a place to rest and the Carter Barron Amphitheatre often has free concerts.
The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal trail runs from the District to Cumberland, Md. Although biking the entire distance is not a small feat, it’s a fun and active way to get around D.C. traffic and allows you to explore the area while still getting some exercise. The path is made of clay, so it’s not the easiest ride, and newer bikers are recommended to start out on the first 20 miles, which are the most popular. The Mount Vernon Trail is a favorite among both tourists and locals. Not only does it provide views of the Potomac and the monuments, but it also passes through Old Town Alexandria, Va., which is a great place to stop to shop and eat and eventually leads to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s
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SHORT AND SIMPLE When the humidity kicks up, dresses are an easy way to stay fashionable and cool anyway.
KIM BUSSING Hoya Staff Writer historic estate. The trail is relatively flat and is accessible for bikers of all levels. For those looking for a more rigorous ride, the trail does extend 18 miles along the river.
Thompson Boat Center has kayak and canoe rentals available for the hour or day, as well as hourly rentals for sailboats. Hit the water to see the city from a new perspective; taking a boat on the Potomac allows for easy sightseeing of the monuments as well as an opportunity to relax. Take advantage of the warm weather to do this, because Thompson Boat Center stops renting out come October. Tidal Basin Paddle Boats rents out paddleboats for either two or four people to paddle around the Tidal Basin and take in the sight of the Jefferson Memorial. This activity requires less exertion than wielding a kayak paddle but still offers an active way to experience the city and its landmarks. Rent a boat with your friends, or make it romantic and bring your summer crush for a pleasant sunset paddle around the water.
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Summer Basketball League Showcases New Talent Although the Georgetown men’s basketball team calls Verizon Center home during its official season, McDonough Gymnasium will be the focus of summer basketball through the Kenner League, the District’s summer basketball league. Kenner, officially known as the Nike Pro-City League, is one of the top summer leagues in the nation and features players from D.C.-area colleges. Watching a Kenner League game this summer will allow viewers to see a snapshot of next year’s Georgetown team. For example, in 2012, the tournament allowed audience members to watch the incoming freshman
New Internship Program Promotes Sustainability This summer marks the start of the Georgetown University Undergraduate Sustainability Internship Program, which is affiliated with the Center for Social Justice. The program, available to rising juniors and seniors, organizes pre-professional, on-campus internships for students, beginning in the summer through the academic year, and students will receive a Georgetown Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program notation on their academic transcripts. Each intern is supervised by a faculty member and a graduate student assistant, and the internships focus on sustainability issues — such as water conservation, green infrastructure, mass
transportation and solar energy — that affect urban environments. In addition to organized research projects, the program will include guest lectures and presentations, research opportunities and field trips about green infrastructure, environmental justice, food security, sustainability at higher education institutions in addition to other similar themes. Furthermore, campus data that students collect on renewable energy, biking, green infrastructure and stormwater management will be compiled and used to further develop the university’s sustainability efforts and plans, which will be conducted through the university’s Office of Sustainability that will launch in July.
class perform in person for the first time, including freshman guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera. But favorites such as junior guards Markel Starks and John Caprio are not always the only notable players — last summer, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who played basketball at Harvard University, suited up for a game. The teams are also sponsored by local businesses. In 2012, Starks and junior forward Nate Lubick headlined the Clyde’s team, while Caprio, Smith-Rivera and sophomore forward Otto Porter Jr. played for The Tombs. Team lineups for this year’s go-round will be announced in July.
MSB Initiative Encourages Student Entrepreneurship The Startup Hoyas Summer Launch Program, run by the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative program in the McDonough School of Business, will offer important support to fledgling businesses on campus. Although the 11-week program does not provide funding for the initiatives, it offers valuable feedback, office space and exposure. All participants must be either Georgetown students or alumni, and applications are open until the end of May. Last year’s participants included the Millennial Trains Project, a 10-day conference and rail journey, and YoBucko, an online personal finance aid.
By MARIAH BYRNE, VICTORIA EDEL, PENNY HUNG, HUNTER MAIN & STEVEN PICCIONE
Jesuit Conference Highlights Campus Construction Campus Diversity Concerns During Summer Months The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Conference on Multicultural Affairs, founded in 1981 at Georgetown, will return to the university for the first time June 12 to 14. The conference covers a broad range of issues affecting students of color on college campuses and identifies strategies to address them. This year’s speakers will include former men’s basketball Head Coach John Thompson Jr., sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson — known for teaching a course on Jay-Z — and Georgetown LGBTQ Resource Center Director and feminist activist Sivagami Subbaraman.
MAGIS ROW TOWNHOUSE RENOVATIONS The university will convert the Magis Row townhouses and their 65 student beds into offices as well as faculty, staff and graduate student housing.
NEW SOUTH STUDENT CENTER In preparation for the new Healey Family Student Center, the university will remove the current New South dance studios and classrooms and begin restructuring the space.
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Construction will continue on the School of Continuing Studies’ new 91,500-square-foot building located at 640 Massachusetts Ave. NW that will begin to hold classes in August.
DAHLGREN RENOVATIONS After the completion of work on the exterior, the university will begin refurbishing the chapel interior, new windows and walkways and install a new organ.
CALCAGNINI CONTEMPLATIVE CENTER Georgetown plans to complete a new 55-acre retreat campus in Clarke County, Va., which will include a community building, dining hall, caretaker’s cottage, sleeping cottages and chapel.
SFS GRADUATE CAREER CENTER Intercultural Center 201 will be converted into new offices for the School of Foreign Service Graduate Career Development Center.
MCDONOUGH GYMNASIUM ROOF REPLACEMENT
Italian Exchange Students To Study Finance, Culture Thirty-five students from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, will study project financing at the McDonough School of Business as part of an exchange program in July. The course, taught by Georgetown and Bocconi faculty, is composed of seminars on economic, social, political and cultural aspects of the United States. During the three weeks, the exchange students will spend their mornings attending lectures on campus and leave during the evenings to attend cultural events at the World Bank, the Italian Embassy and Bank of America. Bocconi University also coordinates exchange programs with Northwestern University, American University and University of California Los Angeles.
Funded by the High Priority Deferred Maintenance Program, the waterproofing membrane and the roof system at McDonough Arena will be replaced.
ST. MARY’S HALL, OFFICE ADDITIONS The former math student computer lab will be converted into faculty offices and spaces for graduate student seating this summer.
ART STUDIO RENOVATION & RELOCATION The former laboratory space in White Gravenor 405 will be renovated and converted into an arts studio teaching classroom.
RESERVOIR ROAD AND ENTRANCE 1 A new left-turn lane for westbound traffic on Reservoir Road will be constructed at the Reservoir Road entrance to the university.
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Must-Visit Restaurants for a Capital Summer KIM BUSSING Hoya Staff Writer
his summer offers the opportunity to partake in delectable culinary options around the city that are a reprieve from Leo’s. Make the most of Washington D.C.’s restaurant choices, which feature everything from ethnic cuisine to traditional American fare.
cado, cucumbers, asparagus, mango, andcilantro, covered by avocado and a special sesame sauce. Although the rolls can be a bit expensive, Mate offers a happy hour during the weekdays with discounted sushi — $4 will get you eight maki rolls — and drinks that range from $4 to $6.
Jaleo Celebrated chef José Andrés’ restaurant, Jaleo, brings Spanish flare and cuisine to D.C. Escape the heat with summery sangria, a wide variety of tapas — the majority of which are under $15 — and authentic paella. Although the main courses can get a little pricey, stick with small plates to make it manageable for smaller budgets or indulge in arroz caldoso de bogavante — rice with lobster — or arroz con leche tia chita, a succulent, crispy caramelized rice pudding. Jaleo offers a casual dining atmosphere and has been hailed as one of the best restaurants in D.C.
Dolcezza Gelato Recover from the D.C. humidity with artisanal gelato. With locations in Georgetown, Bethesda Row, Dupont Circle and Fairfax, Va., Dolcezza features fresh gelato made daily from local ingredients. Dolcezza advocates support of local farmers and has a constantly changing menu based on what is seasonally available. The cafe also features coffee prepared by specially trained roasters for those who need a break from Saxby’s. Although Thomas Sweet may offer a break from D.C.’s notorious summer weather, Dolcezza provides a healthier and more gourmet dessert option for those looking for something lighter during swimsuit season.
MatE One of D.C.’s premier destinations for sushi, Mate offers a variety of sushi rolls that range from the Snowy Beach, which consists of fresh tuna, salmon and cucumber with jumbo crab meat, scallop, kani and tobiko salad on top, to the Amazon, a more untraditional combination of avo-
Bayou Home to an acclaimed chef renowned for his New Orleans-style food, Bayou has affordable fare that could satisfy anyone’s cravings for Louisiana cooking. The restaurant offers seafood and Andouille
sausage gumbo bowls under $10, New Orleans classics like cajun fried chicken breast and jambalaya and a variety of po’boy platters — traditional New Orleans sub sandwiches. Brunch is available on the weekends and diners can choose between everything from Bayou Benedict Surf & Turf to Bananas Foster French Toast. Bayou also has daily specials: Stop by Sundays for half-priced wine and Tuesdays for Abita beer and burger nights. Circa Circa, which prides itself on a thriving social scene, has locations in both Clarendon, Va., and Foggy Bottom for those looking for upscale, reasonably priced cuisine. Dinner is seafood-heavy, including caramelized diver scallops and blackened Atlantic salmon, although sandwiches and Neopolitan flatbreads are available. Happy hour is offered every weekday, and they have a late-night menu with everything from chicken wings to Nutella truffles for those who enjoyed happy hour a little bit too much. Sea Catch For those looking to treat someone special to an upscale seafood dinner overlooking the C&O Canal, Sea Catch offers seafood dishes made with seasonal and local in-
SMALL PLATES, BIG TASTE Summer is a great time to visit places you’ve been meaning to, like José Andrés’ Jaleo.
gredients. Happy hour is offered after 5 p.m. every weekday, although very few prices dip below the $10 range. The dinner menu provides access to a raw bar with a variety of shellfish and tantalizing options from wild burgundy escargot with garlic butter to seared tuna au poivre served with potato gnocchi, mushrooms, peas and a parmesan cream sauce. Reservations recommended.
Chocolate Chip Bailey’s Milkshake
Reward yourself for the end of another successful year of college and indulge with a chocolate chip cookie Bailey’s milkshake. Add 2 1/2 cups coffee ice cream, 1 1/2 cups milk, 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur, two large chocolate chip cookies and six ice cubes to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour in glasses and crumble one cookie on top.
Combine 3 1/2 oz. sweet sherry or port, 7 oz. sweet vermouth, 10 oz. gin, 3 1/2 oz. Cointreau, 2 1/2 quarts sparkling lemonade, 10 mint sprigs, half of a thinly sliced cucumber, a handful of quartered strawberries, half of a sliced orange and half of a sliced lemon in a punch bowl. When ready to serve, ladle into ice-filled glasses.
Pineapple and Mango Rum Cocktails
Keep it classy with a traditional cocktail. For those feeling more adventurous, add fresh fruit or an egg white for a little extra something. Shake 2 oz. bourbon, rye or Tennessee whiskey, 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice and 3/4 oz. simple syrup with ice. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a cherry and orange slice.
Channel somewhere tropical with this drink. Puree 2 1/2 small ripe mangoes (peeled and cubed, which should be about 2 cups), 4 oz. high-quality golden rum and 1/2 cup water in a blender. Pour 2 oz. puree into each of six 12-oz. glasses. Fill glasses with ice and top off with 4 cups fresh pineapple juice.
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Grilling Up a Barbecue to Remember SHEENA KARKAL Hoya Staff Wrter
ake advantage of the summer weather and the break from the hectic, academic year schedule by organizing a barbeque for your friends who are still in town. Grills are available and open to students in Henle Courtyard, Alumni Square and the East Campus Courtyard. For these grills, you’ll need charcoal, a charcoal starter, grilling tools and a place to dump hot coals after grilling. Spread a single layer of coals and ignite. Charcoal takes about 15 minutes to heat, and you’ll know your grill is ready when you see an ashy coating on the coals.
Provide an alternative, equally tantalizing burger for those seeking a lighter, healthier option or your vegetarian guests. Add pesto and arugula to provide a more refined taste.
These burgers will undoubtedly become the centerpiece of your cookout. Add dry spices, jalapenos, cheese or bacon to your ground meat mix for your own unique twist on this summer classic. 2 lbs. ground beef 1 egg, beaten 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs 2 tbsp. evaporated milk 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 hamburger buns
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8 portobello mushroom caps 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup mayonnaise Salt and pepper 2 tbsp. prepared pesto 4 tsp. mustard 2 cups baby arugula 1 jar (12 oz.) roasted red peppers
Add a second layer of charcoal for high heat. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients using your hands or a large spoon. Form the mixture into eight hamburger patties. Split and lightly toast buns. Lightly oil the grill grate and grill patties for five minutes on each side.
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Turn on grill and heat to medium-high temperature.
Brush mushroom caps with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill smooth side down until tender (6 to 8 minutes).
In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, pesto, mustard, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Spread mixture on buns and split arugula over bottom halves. Top with red peppers and mushroom caps.
This classic side dish will complement your juicy burgers perfectly. You will need 2 lbs. peeled Yukon gold or Russet potatoes, 3/4 cups sour cream, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 2 tsp. mustard, 1/2 cup green onions, 1/2 cup chopped celery, 1/4 cup chopped parsley, 2 dill pickles chopped into cubes, and salt and pepper. Cover potatoes with cold, salted water and bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer until the potatoes are tender, which should take around 20 minutes. Whisk together the wet ingredients; afterward, add potatoes as well as the dry ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
While corn on the cob is a straightforward staple for a cookout, try this recipe on your other favorite veggies to give them a special touch. You’ll need 1 1/2 cups balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp. brown sugar and 2 tbsp. honey for the balsamic glaze. Mix in a medium saute pan over medium heat and let simmer for 15 minutes. For the vegetables, you’ll need 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, 1 tsp. granulated garlic, 3 large carrots, 2 celery roots, 2 zucchini and 1 crookneck squash. Combine these ingredients and marinate for 30 minutes. Brush vegetables with oil and balsamic glaze, then grill for 3 minutes on each side.
Watermelon is an easy go-to for summer desserts, but if you want to maximize the use of the grill and impress your guests, try pineapple with a dollop of cool vanilla ice cream. Cut the top and bottom off a large pineapple, peel and cut it crosswise into eight rings about 1/2 inch thick. Use a spoon or apple corer to carve out the center core of each ring. Grill pineapple over medium heat for two to three minutes on each side. For a rum glaze, you’ll need 2 tsp. butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup rum. Heat ingredients in a saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves and the sauce thickens slightly. Drizzle sauce on top of a pineapple ring and a scoop of ice cream.
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Cooling off With Summer’s Best Flicks VICTORIA EDEL Hoya Staff Writer
here are few better ways to escape the intense summer sun than to slip into an air-conditioned movie theater and lose yourself in someone else’s life. With the summer movie season upon us, it’s time to consider what films will most likely give you the most bang for your buck. This year — like last summer — is full of sequels and superheroes, with a few zombies and monsters thrown in for good measure. Here’s the rundown:
May The month opened with Iron Man 3, which, if you’ve neglected it thus far, you need to go see as soon as possible. Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark carries a smart film that’s adventurous and witty — an action film at its best. Last week, The Great Gastby was released, and it’s either fantastic or terrible, depending on which person you ask. Reviewers do agree that it’s visually pleasing, and the soundtrack, produced by Jay-Z, is inspired. This weekend gives us J. J. Abrams’ follow-up to 2009’s Star Trek. The most devoted Trekkies have expressed concern that
THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM? Bradley Cooper (COL ’97) returns in The Hangover Part III for more drunken shenanigans.
the trailers for Star Trek Into Darkness look too action-packed; at its best, they believe the series is more about camp than action. Benedict Cumberbatch — best known for his inspired portrayal of the title role on BBC’s “Sherlock” — looks absolutely terrifying as the film’s mysterious villain, and if Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto can rekindle the chemistry as Kirk and Spock that brought the first film to life, then we should have another great film. Check out our review online at thehoya.com. In the unnecessary sequel department, we have The Hangover Part III and Fast and Furious 6. At least Fast Five was strangely enjoyable; The Hangover Part II was an uninspired rehashing of the original, the kind of film that is obviously fuelled solely by a desire to make money. I doubt they found a compelling story for the third try. June The sixth month of the year brings two very different zombie flicks: This is the End and World War Z. The former includes many of my favorite celebrities, including James Franco, Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd and Rihanna, playing fictional versions of themselves during the zombie apocalypse. The film’s trailers and interview with Rogen — who co-directed and co-wrote the movie — have left me with the impression that in typical Rogen fashion, the humor will be vulgar, but that doesn’t mean it won’t still be funny. World War Z adapts the 2006 novel of the same name and tells the story of the zombie apocalypse through first-person accounts. Praised for innovation and reinventing the genre, the book set a high bar that many are skeptical the movie, starring Brad Pitt as a UN worker looking to cure the outbreak, can actually live up to. Speaking of lofty expectations, the Christopher Nolan-produced Man of Steel will have to overcome those later in the month.
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You may have already forgotten Superman Returns from 2006, which was a commercial and cultural disaster. Warner Bros. is trying again, looking to create for Clark Kent the angst-ridden, interesting back-story it did for Bruce Wayne. I’m skeptical that they’ll be able to match Nolan’s Batman trilogy, though. Pixar’s 2013 Monsters University looks a lot better than I thought it would when I first heard of the idea. We’re looking in on Mike and Sully — the most adorable monster bromance ever — at the start of their friendship during their freshman year of college. July Speaking of follow-ups to awesome animated films, Despicable Me 2 is coming. The original had Steve Carrell voicing Gru, the supervillian with a heart of gold, who forms an unconventional family with three sassy little girls and his adorable minions. Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help them take down a baddy, and if the same light-hearted shenanigans from the first film return, it should be a good time. There is no chance, however, that The Lone Ranger will be a good time. The film is based on a western TV series from the 1950s about the Lone Ranger and his Native American sidekick Tonto as they fight for justice. In the film adaptation, Johnny Depp — who is not Native American — will be playing Tonto, who wasn’t given the most culturally sensitive portrayal even in the 1950s. How someone does not think it’s offensive to dress Depp up in redface for a film is beyond me. I’m also highly suspicious of The Wolverine, the next film about the iconic X-Men character. You might remember 2009’s XMen Origins: Wolverine, which was so bad they stopped a planned series of Origins films. But since then, we’ve seen X-Men:
May 21: Daft Punk ‘Random Access Memories’ The dynamic, helmet-clad French electronica duo behind “One More Time” and “Around the World” are back, and the expectations could josep vinaixa not be higher. They haven’t really been around since 2005’s lukewarm Human After All unless you count the soundtrack for the 2010 film Tron: Legacy (which, it should be noted, is particularly good as study music). The first single, “Get Lucky,” with vocals by Pharrell, is a fabulous blend of ’70s disco and Daft Punk robotics and almost instantly broke Spotify’s single day streaming record. The album is set to be full of other collaborations so we’re keeping our fingers crossed.
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BACK TO SCHOOL Pixar is sending their iconic characters to college in Monsters University this July. First Class, which was fantastic. Hopefully, this new film has been influenced by some of that movie’s magic. August Elysium, director Neill Blomkamp’s second feature film after District 9 has me both excited and cautious. The film stars Matt Damon in a dystopian future where a ravaged Earth is left for the poor, while the rich literally float above it on a satellite called Elysium, enjoying competent healthcare and other amenities. This will either be awesome or not. The season closes out with one final super sequel: Kick-Ass 2. The original was an extremely violent romp that worked because it was witty and different; based on a comic book much more obscure than “Batman” or “Captain America,” the film was able to set itself apart from the other films because of its irreverence and unique, nerdy charm. Only time will tell which of these films lives up to the hype. Be sure to check in at The Hoya online to see our reviews of these movies and more all summer long.
JUNE 11: Black Sabbath ‘13’ Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath have reunited with their original frontman, the legendary Ozzy Osbourne, for the first time Ace Showbiz since 1978’s Never Say Die! for their newest hell-raising album. This news alone has been enough to generate massive anticpation and speculation as to whether this group of old rockers still have what it takes to revive the seemingly defunct heavy metal genre. The lead single off 13, “God is Dead?” is a promising start and means that we can probably be optimistic that the Prince of Darkness is good for more than reality TV punchlines these days.
Forgotten Television Season a Mixed Bag HUNTER MAIN Hoya Staff Writer
ay is traditionally the month where movie theaters stop showing low-budget horror movies and would-be Oscar bait and start showcasing blockbusters meant to make as much money as possible. What happens on your television screen in the summer, however, tends to be the exact opposite. The summer television season is synonymous with reality TV and pilots deemed unfit for the more buzzed-about fall premiere slots. This isn’t to say that no shows that premiere in the summer ever become successful — History Channel juggernaut “Pawn Stars” had a July premiere, and ABC’s massively popular “Dancing With the Stars” started out as a summer show — but they tend to be guilty pleasures whose high Nielsen ratings belie deep critical contempt. This summer, for the most part, looks to generally be no different than the others. Interesting projects such as NBC’s “Crossing Lines,” a show starring Donald Sutherland about the International Criminal Court that premieres June 23; a 13-episode adaptation of Stephen
King’s Under the Dome that premieres the next day on CBS; and the return of “Who’s Line Is It Anyway” are outweighed by a CSI-themed competition show (“Whodunnit” on ABC) , something called “Toxic Office: Does Someone Have to Go” (a FOX reality show about firing coworkers) and a new Nick Lachey-hosted NBC singing competition called “The Winner Is … .” Thankfully, a much brighter picture is painted by the returning options. Fan favorites “Pretty Little Liars,” “Wilfred” and “Suits” all have impending season premieres, as does more divisive programming such as “The Newsroom,” “Magic City” — now with James Caan and the Teflon Don himself, Rick Ross — and “The Killing.” And “Dexter,” a show that I had left for dead but surprised me last year with an often-excellent Season 7, is wrapping up its run in its last season, which premiers June 30. Three returning series, however, stand out above all of the rest. The first is “The Venture Bros.,” whose upcoming fifth season, premiering June 2, is the show’s first since 2010. The crown
DEVELOPMENT UNARRESTED Cult favorite “Arrested Development” returns later this month on Netflix for a long-awaited and heavily anticipated fourth season.
JUNE 18: Kanye West TBD When Kanye tweets, the world stops and pays attention. So when the rapper cryptically tweeted “June eighteenth” a few kanyewest.org weeks ago, the music world jumped on this apparent announcement of his mysterious, untitled sixth album — the follow-up to the best album of 2010, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. His record label quickly confirmed the release but then unconfirmed it, so we aren’t actually sure what’s coming out or when, but it’s been too long without a straight-up Kanye creation. We may love Watch the Throne and the G.O.O.D. collaborations, but nothing beats pure Yeezy.
jewel of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim lineup, “The Venture Bros.,” is ostensibly a parody of Hanna-Barbera adventure shows like “Jonny Quest,” but that definition doesn’t do justice to the intelligence and heart central to the show. Despite the sometimes ridiculous subject matter, the show’s emotional aspects are still very human, with failure and inadequacy as central themes. In addition, no other show — apart from possibly “The Simpsons” — has such a fully realized supporting cast, ranging from middleaged superheroes and supervillains to the adolescent friends of the titular siblings. Even more highly anticipated is the return of “Arrested Development.” Ever since its premature cancellation in 2006 due to low ratings, word of mouth has given the series new life on DVD and Netflix, and the show’s return — broadcast exclusively on the latter platform beginning May 26 — will be sure to draw a much larger audience than it did during its original run. Simply put, “Arrested Development” is one of television’s greatest sitcoms, a perfect storm of writers unafraid to wait two seasons to give a joke its punchline without neglecting the episode-to-episode storyline and topto-bottom fantastic cast. And while it is unfortunate that the only character to appear in all Season 4 episodes will be Jason Bateman’s Michael Bluth, that the season exists at all is impressive given the cast members’ busy schedules. Equally anticipated to the “Arrested Development” return is the end of AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” Despite the show’s alltime high popularity, the final eight episodes of the critically acclaimed drama will begin airing Aug. 11. Bryan Cranston, primarily known as the goofy dad from “Malcolm in the Middle” before the show, has won three straight Emmys
June 25: John Legend ‘Love in the Future’ With John Legend, we hope good things come for those who wait. Though it was targeted for release way back last fall, the release mobo date for Love in the Future, Legend’s first album in five years if you don’t count his 2010 collaboration with The Roots, was continually pushed back as production troubles and new collaborations came together. The lead single, “Who Do We Think We Are” features Rick Ross and other tracks feature Kanye West, No ID, Da Internz and Q-Tip. With talented names like those, we think it’s safe to assume Legend’s dulcet tones will hit another winner.
ONCE MORE AMC’s hit series “Breaking Bad,” about a chemistry teacher turned drug lord, starts its final season Aug. 11. for best lead actor in a drama as Walter White, the formerly cancer-stricken chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin. The main star, however, is creator, writer and director Vince Gilligan, who purposely decided to end the show after 62 episodes — something that I wish a lot of other showrunners, like Greg Daniels of the zombified “The Office,” had the power to do. What makes “Breaking Bad” so good is how the intensity of the story itself is supplemented and enhanced by every other aspect of the show’s production, from the acting to the cinematography (both the best on television). Factor in Gilligan’s willingness to avoid the alltoo-common TV trope of stagnating his characters and his story, and you have what some critics, like The Atlantic’s Richard Lawson, consider the best television show ever created. Even in the desert of quality television that is the summer exists an oasis of worthwhile programming. But when it’s all said and done, there’s nothing wrong with plopping down on the couch, turning on the air conditioning and watching a couple hours of “Wipeout.”
July 23 : Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, the band best known for their footstomping hit “Home,” is back with their self-titled edwardsharpeandthemagneticzeros.com third studio album. While the band divided musical critics with their 2012 album Here — it turns out hippie-sters can be incredibly polarizing musical figures — their popularity and fanbase have both continued to expand into new markets. Their new album doesn’t have any singles yet, but according to lead singer Alex Ebert, it’s a raw, liberated and rambunctious album, which sounds like it could make for the perfect summer soundtrack.
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summer bucket list
Eat at Ben’s Chili Bowl If you haven’t yet had the opportunity, visiting this culinary landmark is a mustdo. Perhaps the most historic restaurant in the District and a favorite of President Obama’s, Ben’s Chili Bowl is home to good, old-fashioned American food. Don’t miss out on their thick milkshakes — the banana one will give the chocolate a run for its money — the chili-cheese fries or their famous half-smoke, a pork and beef sausage that is Bill Cosby’s preferred item on the menu. Visit the Smithsonian It’s easy to talk about how much you want to go to the Smithsonian museums during the school year, but it’s hard to find time during the week. Even if you’re busy with an internship during the week, make sure to take the time to check out the exhibits on the Mall during your downtime on the weekends. A great way to get out of the heat and become more cultured before we return to school, the museums are free, a great way to unwind and, if you’re feeling extra adventurous, a unique place to take a date. Kayak on the Potomac The weather’s nice, you want to stay in shape before our return in the fall and you don’t want to spend your summer cooped up with your computer and Netflix — not that there’s anything wrong with binge-watching a few series. Kayaking is a relatively inexpensive and unique way to get out and enjoy the D.C. sights while giving you an excuse to stop by Baked and Wired afterwards. Explore Old Town Alexandria Old Town is bit of a lengthy Metro ride away, so be sure to bring a book or someone interesting to talk to for your trip. It’s a fun little area that’s far away enough that you truly feel you’re off the Hilltop while being close enough that there’s no excuse
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to not go during your four years here. Check out Gadsby’s Tavern Museum for both the food and the exhibitions of early America, or grab some ice cream and walk along the waterfront.
Do Karaoke at Japone Celebrate your three months of freedom by taking advantage of Café Japone’s happy hour. In addition to the great deals on sushi, appetizers, sake and bottles of Sapporo, Japone offers karaoke, which is the perfect opportunity to seize the summer and step out of your comfort zone. Order rounds of hot or cold sake, pick your favorite song and rock out like you know you’ve wanted to all year.
Buy Mosquito Repellent If you plan on braving the outdoors at all — even if its to run from the nearest Starbucks to your internship — make sure you’re well-stocked with this D.C. summer must-have. After all, there’s nothing more fun than having your day at the museums end with you realizing you now have 30 mosquito bites. But if you are that unfortunate soul, take that much-needed trip to CVS to stock up on repellent for the remainder of the summer and console yourself with Pinkberry.
Road trip Thanks to Zipcar, taking a road trip while in D.C. is feasible and affordable. If you have a few days to spare, nearby beaches such as Ocean City, Md., or Bethany Beach, Del., offer the perfect opportunities to get some swimming, sand castles and tanning in before heading back to the city. For those who are less beach-inclined, nearby historical locations like Williamsburg, Va., offer an opportunity to immerse yourself in times where people’s lives didn’t revolve around Twitter and get away from the hustle and bustle of D.C. Make sure to prepare a good road trip playlist; you can never go wrong with a little T. Swift to holler along to on a long drive.