Fourth Estate Lifestyle Editor Genevieve Hoeler

Ravi the Raviator urges audiences to take to the skies

For those who have ever considered getting in the pilot's seat of an airplane, the Hylton Performing Arts Center is hosting Ravi the Raviator while on his “You Can Do It” tour.

On March 19, Ravi will be visiting the Prince William Mason campus to motivate potential pilots, especially those from ages 15 to 25 and women and minorities. Ravi said he wanted to help attract another generation of people so that they may embrace their sometimes unrealized dreams of taking to the skies.

Hedda Gabler uncovers skeleton of human nature

At George Mason University, an institution founded on the principles of its namesake that all men are created equal, the Mason Players explored the shackles of the eighteenth century genteel society in Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler.”

Cooks and Crafts: Jersey Shore No Bake Cake

To continue with the Italian theme that permeates this issue’s Lifestyle section, I thought I should share a recipe as an homage to one of the most Italian places in the U.S.—New Jersey.

As a Jersey native, I could go on about the culinary joys that only the Garden State has to offer. From boardwalk pizza to massive bagels, New Jersey—excuse the pun—takes the cake. However, New Jersey not only masters the art of grease and lard, but it also has some of the best tasting fruits and vegetables including corn, tomatoes and blueberries.

AUDIO: Mason student finds the human story in Ibsen classic

On Feb. 26, the free student preview for the Mason Player's first studio drama, “Hedda Gabler,” will be held in TheatreSpace.

The play is directed by Halah Zenhom, a senior theater major at Mason. In an interview with the director, provided in its entirety in the audio clip below, Zenhom explains the overarching message of “Hedda Gabler” and how she wanted to share the story with Mason audiences.

Cooks and Crafts: Valentine’s Day Strawberries

A belated Valentine's Day treat for those in search of something sweet (photo by Amy Rose).

Hylton Performing Arts Center and Lyric Opera Virginia stuns viewers with "Master Class" performance

From Jan. 30-Feb. 2, the Lyric Opera Virginia, with help of the Hylton Performing Arts Center, presented “Master Class,” by Terrance McNally.

The small cast included Lisa Vroman, who played the central figure in McNally's play: Maria Callas. Accompanying her were Joe Walsh as Manny the pianist, two sopranos played by Aundi Marie Moore and Sarah Kate Walston, a tenor played by Joshua Baumgardner and a stagehand played by Mason student Matthew Lincoln-Bugg.

Cooks and Crafts: Origami Horse

This past Friday rang in the Chinese New Year, I thought it would be pretty fun to find an origami craft to help celebrate. This year is the Year of the Horse.

Origami is a really tricky art form. People who can create origami pieces really well astound me. I feel like your fingers have to do nearly as much acrobatics as the paper does in order to get the piece together. But if you take it slowly and relax, origami can be very fun with very minimal mess.

Second annual visual and performing arts career and internship fair seeks artists

Students and alumni interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts have the chance to meet with and talk to active members of the DMV area’s theater community at the upcoming annual Arts in the Real World Internship and Career Fair.

On Feb. 11, the Mason CVPA Alumni Chapter and University Career Services will be overseeing an internship and career fair that provides opportunities for both students and alumni to show their resumes and portfolios to theaters and other businesses that thrive off of the work of students and college graduates.

Cooks and Crafts: Elementary Ice Cream

Sherlock Holmes was an essential part of my childhood, as important to my upbringing as learning the alphabet and table manners. My mom would read to me from a beat up tome containing dozens of his and Dr. Watson’s often thrilling adventures.  From the mysteries on the moors of Baskerville Hall to the strange murders caused by a “Speckled Band,” I was hooked.