2024-05-20 12:44 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.

Picking Splinters: Caps’ Crunch Time

Clad in red, rocking Mohawks and still buzzing about last Friday’s fantastic finish, one in which likely MVP Alex Ovechkin stole a Game One win off the sticks of the Philadelphia Flyers, the rejuvenated Caps fans were eager to see their equally reborn team continue their spate of success on Sunday.

Picking Splinters: Caps Off to McPhee

At roughly 12 p.m. Tuesday, this column looked very different. Under the assumption that the Washington Capitals would likely sit idle as Tuesday's NHL trade deadline passed, I had already outlined my disappointment that there would be no additions to a team that sat just five points out of the third seed in the Eastern […]

Restaurant Spotlight: Front Page


The Front Page restaurant is settled in the heart of Ballston, a themed bar and restaurant that attracts both family diners and a bar crowd. As you walk into the restaurant and see the bar to the left and the dining area to your right, it soon becomes clear why the restaurant bares its name. […]

Northern Virginia Art Beat


Jennifer Balkan, Michael Arcieri and Lee Dunsmore Principle Gallery (208 King St, Alexandria, Va.) 703-739-9326 or see www.principlegallery.com. Principle Gallery, at first blush, looks like the tiny source of non-threatening art you'd expect to find in Old Town Alexandria. Then again, it is almost literally in the shadow of the Torpedo Factory, so maybe we […]