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April 3, 2020 | °F in Baltimore


Don't take a dive off this Deep End

Like so many "independent" films being produced these days, The Deep End, directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, is really a mainstream movie masquerading in the indie garb of its relatively obscure cast, lush cinematography and controversial subplot.

The Baltimore Quiz

Baltimore is a city without a famous shopping district, graced by no internationally-acclaimed landmarks and overrun with syphilitic prostitutes. The city was founded some 250 years ago and is still thrown into a panic whenever it gets more than a half-inch of snow. You can barely turn around without being forced to trade in your wallet for a brick to the head, and it has roaches the size of rats and rats the size of schnauzers.

The helping hand takes many forms

Shock came first. The Hopkins community began to form camps in front of T.V. sets trying to understand the events of a suddenly-solemn Tuesday morning. Students entered classes that once cancelled, released them into a different world. The same emotions ran through a thousand different minds on a thousand different campuses. Hopkins students found themselves in a world of fear and pain and frenzy, as well as a state of shock.

Imagine a blacklist: Is the Clear Channel list censorship?

When will Drowning Pool fans hear "Bodies" again? Unless they have a CD or MP3 song, it might be a while. "Bodies" is on a list of songs that have been suggested as inappropriate for airplay and most stations, whether influenced by the list or not, have shied away from bringing the song back on air.

Sigur Ros: Icelandic ingenuity

If not for Thom Yorke, would I or anyone else even know who this band from Iceland is? For many, the answer is "no," but for others, including myself, it's "who cares?" Although the Radiohead frontman gave his approval of Sigur Ros by citing them as a major influence on Kid A, the relationship between the two groups ends there, as it would seem unproductive to compare Sigur Ros to anything else out there today. This Reykjavik quartet is embarking on a U.S. tour this fall - including a stop in Washington D.C. on Sept. 25 - in support of their latest release, Agaetis Byrjun, an album of almost unimaginable beauty.

Rubbing breasts for good fortune - Time to bring back Hopkins' time honored tradition of fondling

Some schools thrive on tradition. For instance, the University of Virginia has an honor code that dates back to its beginnings and is therefore an integral part of that community. Other schools have time-honored traditions that pass from upperclassmen to freshman. There was a time I can just barely recall when our own dear Johns Hopkins had such a tradition that has come in danger of falling by the wayside. I speak, my friends, of the rubbing of the breasts.

In a city stricken with terror, our true heroes are revealed

Last week, I wrote that the tragedies at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon serve to once again remind us that some things are truly important while others are not. The events that have followed since the attacks have also revealed another truth that is all too often veiled.

Hopkins mourns for victims of last week's terrorist attacks

Approximately 1,500 people from Hopkins and the surrounding community came to a vigil on the Upper Quad last Thursday night to mourn for the thousands of lives feared lost in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Sept 11. President William R. Brody and University Chaplain Sharon Kugler were present to share their thoughts on the attacks, and to remind everybody that diversity and tolerance are crucial to America.

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