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Letters to the Editor for Week of March 26 – April 1, 2009

We Ignore History at Our Peril Editor, With respect to your March 19 editorial, “Funky, Happy, Forward Thinking,” I would like you to reconsider your sentiment that “history is not a big deal” and that it is best not to delve into history since it might be “unpleasant.”

Editorial: Funky, Happy, Forward Thinking

The official “branding” process underway to help succinctly describe the core identity of the City of Falls Church began in earnest with a meeting of citizen activists representing a diverse cross-section of interests in the City earlier this month.

Press Pass with Band of Heathens

“Organic” is one polite term that could be used to describe the formation of the Austin-based Band of Heathens. “Accidental” is a more blunt, though perhaps more accurate label. Regardless of the adjective, when you listen to the country-rock collective, it’s apparent that any accident that brought songwriters Colin Brooks, Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist […]

Restaurant Spotlight: Pie-tanza

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On a Saturday night, you’ll find a line of people waiting to be seated, starting at the hostess station and spilling out onto the sidewalk lining North Harrison Street outside. Although there are alternative restaurants on either side of this busy eatery, folks choose to wait. That should tell you something about the sumptuous cuisine […]

Northern Virginia Art Beat

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"La Playa 1" by Torpedo Factory artist Susan Finsen, through September 9, at the Reston Hyatt's Market Street Bar and Grill.

FCHS Class of

Cpl. Jonathan Winterbottom, a Class of 2003 graduate of Falls Church High School, was killed in Iraq May 23 when a roadside bomb exploded near the vehicle in which he was riding. Winterbottom was 21 years old.

Restaurant Review: Uni: A Sushi Place

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As the Dupont Circle area, P Street in particular, has been under renovation for quite some time, we can expect more trendy storefronts, bars and lounges popping up in the area. However, this particular neighborhood has always housed successful independent businesses that not only add to its charm but mark it as a Washington, D.C. […]

Anything But Straight: Happy New Year

My last request in 2006 is that sleazy right wing preachers, especially in Colorado, will put aside their "Do Me," list so I can finish my "To Do" list. How many times will I have to blow off my busy work and write a press release about some homophobic holy man getting busy in search […]