2024-07-14 6:16 PM

Picking Her Brain: Women Reveal Their Valentine Wish Lists

Don't: Show up empty-handed. No gift, no plans, no effort = no ... well ... Let's just say you're in the dog house. "If the guy I was dating didn't do anything for Valentine's Day, I'd find another guy to spend my day with. Either that, or go out with my girlfriends and leave him home alone," says Helen Hilios of Woodbridge.

Listen fellas, your lady appreciates that you remembered Valentine’s Day, but that heart-shaped box of chocolates with Tweety Bird on the lid isn’t going to win you a seat in her heart, or even standing room for that matter. After scouring feminine hot spots in the Falls Church area, like Tysons Corner Center, it was […]

150 Friends at News-Press

THE FALLS CHURCH NEWS-PRESS’ 18th annual Holiday Party was once again a fun and festive affair for the 150, or so, friends of the News-Press. The party has followed almost the identical format all these years: festive decorations, good eats and drink, live music and tons of holiday spirit. Can’t beat that! (News-Press photos)

Nicholas F. Benton: As

What happens, socially and politically, when the U.S. sinks into protracted economic malaise as many are now predicting? The chickens are coming home to roost on “The Era of Greed,” a 27-year time span that may earn its own chapter in future history books, running roughly from the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 to […]

Nicholas F. Benton: Larry Craig

With the events of this week, it’s starting to seem like the entire right wing in America is made up of some combination of self-loathing closet gays, brazen hypocrites, and downright mean people.

Press Pass: Editors

The stage at 9:30 Club is only about three feet tall, but given the high that the Birmingham, England-based Editors are riding into D.C., you may have to crane your neck a little more than usual.

Nicholas F. Benton: One Year From Now

It will be just about a year from now that the two major political parties in the U.S. will finally have decided what their tickets will be for the November 2008 presidential election. Rising above the din of the current intra-party wrangling to see over all that and forecast where the nation will be in […]

Anything But Straight: New Study: Purge or Be Purged

A weighty new study released last week suggested that if you can’t make your podgy friends purge, you might have to purge your podgy friends. Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that having a portly pal increased a person’s chances of becoming obese by a whopping […]

Editorial: Pleasure, Pain & Politics

Too many over-privileged residential property owners in the City of Falls Church have been insisting on having their cake and eating it, too, as the saying goes, for too long. All the signposts are up and read clearly. This is going to be the tightest budget cycle in many years. For the City’s vulnerable, this […]

Nicholas F. Benton: Homophobia

The following was quipped on line by one pundit concerning the defection of the eight Virginia churches from the Episcopal Church to align with the anti-gay Archbishop Akinola of Nigeria last month:

Nicholas F. Benton: The President

You read it here last summer. When it came to Iraq, the November election would mean nothing to President Bush, no matter how it went. Neither would realities on the ground there. He fully intends to press ahead even as his approval ratings press toward single digits.