2024-07-19 1:35 PM

Press Pass: Shane Hines

Shane Hines loves mowing his lawn. No, it’s not a very “rock star” passion to hold, but he loves it just the same. It’s not so much the manual labor, or the steamy summer temperatures — he loves it because when he slices down that last row of overgrown grass, he’s finished, done, end of […]

Nicholas F. Benton: Ted Kennedy

News like that about Sen. Ted Kennedy last week comes like a kick in the solar plexus. It stops everything dead in its tracks. All the jockeying, all the bickering of political and personal lives is put on hold and a deep collective sob is heard issued forth from every mere mortal.

Negreanu on Poker: Interrogating an Opponent

Table talk is a part of the game, and frankly, it’s the part of the game that I enjoy most. How players react to questions that you ask can give definitive information as to the strength of their hand. Even an opponent who says nothing at all might be sending a silent signal. A mere […]

Editorial: Vote ‘No’ on the Referendum

Next Tuesday’s municipal election in the City of Falls Church will matter a lot to every man, woman and child living in the city. If you, dear reader, are taking the trouble to look at this editorial, we urge you to put a little extra effort, as well, into getting to the polls at some […]

For Geurtsen, A South Pacific Sojourn

Battling a case of nerves isn’t that unusual on the first day of a new job. However, battling rapid, rain-forest river currents just to make it to the office is.

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.

Nicholas F. Benton: Obama

The three distinct phases of Barack Obama’s reaction to the wildly-disseminated YouTube snippets of sermons by his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, took him from the depths to the heights over the last two weeks.