2024-06-20 2:14 PM

Our Man in Arlington

On Tuesday, April 14, at 2:30 p.m. I lost a trusted servant and great friend. I am still grieving.

Our Man in Arlington

The Rev. Michael McGee, Senior Pastor of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Arlington, delivered an excellent sermon last Sunday that caused me once again to reflect on the whole issue of equal rights for woman in our society.

Our Man in Arlington

Arlington’s American Century Theater has a hit on its hands, or at least it should.

Picking Splinters: Sharing St. Andrews

Minced onions, oatmeal, suet, spices, salt and a sheep’s heart, liver, lungs and stomach. That’s what’s in haggis. I know that because I ate it, not because I had been stuffed into one.

Picking Splinters: Like Father Like Son to the ‘Tee’

It’s weekends like this past one when we realize how lucky we really are. I mean, did you see the U.S. Open? Did you watch those three eagles from Tiger Woods? Did you see the birdie on the 72nd hole to force a playoff? And did you see that 19-hole playoff on Monday? Yowsah! What […]

Off Track: Justin Townes Earle

Justin Townes Earle

The common perception is that diving into an industry in which your father is famous is both a blessing and a curse. For Justin Townes Earle, son of Steve Earle, that perception holds true, though he's not too concerned with the latter.

Press Pass: Bob Schneider

If you had to describe Austin singer-songwriter Bob Schneider with just one word, it would not be “subtle.”

Our Man In Arlington

Okay. Okay. I know this is not supposed to be a book review column. But every once in a while I come across a book that is so exceptional, so moving, I can’t keep it to myself.

H. Daumier Lithograph Donated to News-Press

FALLS CHURCH attorney Lee Farnum Johnson, Jr. (right), presented an original H. Daumier lithograph to Nicholas F. Benton of the Falls Church News-Press during the News-Press’ “Meet the Press” open house last week. The lithograph had been a gift to Johnson’s father, also a weekly newspaper editor. (News-Press photo)

Falls Church News-Press owner-editor Nicholas F. Benton was the recipient of an extraordinary gift from a Falls Church attorney concluding a 53-year career last week. At the annual “Meet the Press” open house in the News-Press office, a large gathering witnessed the presentation by retiring attorney Lee Farnum Johnson, Jr.