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The film has received backlash for using generative AI. Photo: Strand Theatre.

Late Night With the Devil: A Genre-Redefining Film Raises Questions About AI Usage

Deanna Paukstitus '25, Staff Writer May 1, 2024
In “Late Night With the Devil,” the fear is as real as it has ever been.
“Quiet On Set” recounts stories of sexual abuse in the film industry. Photo: IMDb.

“Quiet on Set” Docuseries Exposes the Dark Side of Nickelodeon

Abby Kelso '24, Editor-in-Chief May 1, 2024
“Quiet on Set: the Dark Side of Kids TV” is a five part docuseries that uncovers a culture of workplace toxicity and sexual harassment at Nickelodeon.
Second Story Books is the oldest rare bookstore in Washington. Photo: Lee Gillies ’24.

Spotlight on Small Businesses: Used Rare Bookstore Second Story Books

Aigerim Bibol '25 and Elle Ludwin '25 May 1, 2024
Second Story Books opened in 1974 as a small bookstore tucked away on the second floor of a building in downtown Washington.

Upper School Math Teacher Justin Heiges Shares his Passion for Math

Having taught all levels of math, ranging from geometry with integrated algebra to advanced calculus courses, Heiges is one of the most experienced teachers in the Sidwell math department.

Sidwell Theater Arts Review Features Student Playwrights

JL Chretien '26, Staff Writer May 1, 2024
Concluding the 2023–2024 school year’s theater productions is the second annual Sidwell Theater Arts Review (STAR).
Filmfest DC displays global films annually. Photo: Film Fest DC.

Filmfest DC Spotlights International Films

Maisy Morowitz '27, Staff Writer April 30, 2024
The annual Washington DC International Film Festival returned this April for its 38th year, screening 65 films from 32 different countries over 10 days.
Portraits featured in “Forces of Nature: Voices that Shaped Environmentalism” depict their subjects both inside and outside of nature. Photo: The Washington Post.

“Forces of Nature” Exhibit Explores Human Impact on the Environment

Nora Giuffrida '27, Staff Writer April 30, 2024
The exhibit features key figures in environmentalist movements since the mid-1900s, including scientists, artists and activists. 
“Oppenheimer” won Best Picture at the 2024 Oscars. Photo: Getty Images.

96th Oscars Celebrate “Oppenheimer” and Stir Controversy Over Animation

Ashika Agrawal '25, Staff Writer April 10, 2024
The 96th Academy Awards ceremony, also known as the Oscars, took place on March 10, 2024.
The new “Mean Girls” adaptation was met with mixed reviews. Photo: IMDb.

Mean Girls 2024: The Limit Definitely Exists

Deanna Paukstitus '25, Staff Writer April 10, 2024
On Jan. 12, 2024, the film adaptation of the Mean Girls musical was released in cinemas nationwide.

“Tempestuous Elements” Spotlights Overlooked Black Feminist Educator

Nadia Lall '27, Staff Writer April 10, 2024
“Tempestuous Elements” at Arena Stage tells the true story of Anna Julia Cooper, a Black feminist and educator during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Upper School English Teacher Ashish Patwardhan Recounts His Experience at Sidwell

Astrid Virk '26, Staff Writer April 10, 2024
Patwardhan teaches English to all grades and will run two senior electives next year: the popular Fantasy Literature course and the long-running Shakespeare course.
James Bond has been a key part of pop culture for over six decades. Photo: Getty Images.

“Bond in Motion” Exhibit Opens at the International Spy Museum in Washington

Nora Giuffrida '27, Staff Writer April 10, 2024
The exhibit, in that light, becomes a history of ideals, as the ever-sophisticated, suave spy drives from era to era.
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