Fifty Years later In 1957, I was a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a member of the Men’s Glee Club, I spent a fall week touring and singing in Virginia. I remember two things from the end of that trip: attending the Maryland-North Carolina […]
Dowd On Drinks: Planet Cognac
LAS VEGAS — As we were assembling for a private dinner over the weekend, I was chatting with Frank Du, a Chinese-American journalist who works for a Chinese-language newspaper in Los Angeles.
Community News and Notes
A FESTIVE ANNUAL holiday season gathering took place again this year at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Seven Corners, as students and parents from the Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School of Falls Church gathered last Friday for an evening of showing off talent, sipping hot chocolate, munching cookies, browsing, […]
Steenberg Gathers Steam
On the eve of his 18th birthday, figure skater Tommy Steenberg of Annandale is feeling focused and confident. Already this skating season he’s won two events on the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix circuit, in Romania and Czech Republic. At the latter event, he managed to remain calm […]
Anything But Straight: A Race To The Bottom
As luck would have it, Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement couldn’t have come at a better time for embattled Senator George Allen (R-Va.). Having just learned of his Jewish lineage, he has an unexpected chance to wash away his impressive array of sins.