2024-05-24 7:28 PM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Press Pass: Sara Watkins

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Over the entirety of her 14-track solo debut album, Sara Watkins illustrates an eloquence as a songwriter that reflects her some 20-year career as a member of the Grammy-winning group, Nickel Creek.

‘Watchmen” Deserves to be Watched

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“Watchmen” director Zack Snyder (300) was faced with a difficult task – condensing a 12-issue comic book epic, considered by many as the greatest ever written, into a feature length motion picture.

Press Pass with Here We Go Magic

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There are two misconceptions about his music career that Luke Temple would like to clear up. The first is his past career painting murals in New York apartments.

Restaurant Spotlight: Anthony’s Restaurant

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A very pleasant, friendly and amicable environment at Anthony’s Restaurant on West Broad Street in Falls Church makes it a quaint place to have just a nice basic dinner, with a little Italian feeling.

Restaurant Spotlight: Raaga

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There’s a certain connection between the music swirling around in your head and the food you’re putting in your mouth.

Press Pass: Tab Benoit

  Each night when award-winning bluesman Tab Benoit picks up his guitar he does so with a clean slate. No plans, no pre-fab approach to the setlist, no rehearsals. “You don’t rehearse the blues, man,” Benoit says with a laugh.

Press Pass: Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers

There's something about air travel that gives Stephen Kellogg pause. When the wheels lift off, so does his mind soaring off into self-reflection. Maybe it's the proximity to the heavens, or the turbulence that imparts a trepidation that every sip from his mini-Coke can might be his last. Whatever it is, there is something about […]

Dos and Don

Powerful drawing hands like a pair with a flush draw, or even conventional straight and flush draws, are often good opportunities to try a semi-bluff – making a bet or raise that you hope will not be called, but leaves you some outs if it is.

Press Pass: Jeremy Fisher

It's hard not to have empathy for the protagonist featured in Jeremy Fisher's self-made music video of his most popular song to date. The main character in the rock and roll love ballad is the sort that gives temporary satisfaction and because of it, often finds him or herself being used repeatedly in ultimately destructive […]

Restaurant Spotlight: The Tombs

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On the ground level at the corner of 36th and Prospect St. in Georgetown, diners can find “1789,” one of the finest and priciest restaurants in the Georgetown area. However, the real gem of the block lays directly beneath… a trip underground to “The Tombs.”