2024-05-24 7:43 PM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Press Pass with Here We Go Magic


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.

Press Pass with Erin McCarley


A little less than a year ago, Nashville music artist Erin McCarley stood on stage at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin,Texas, preparing to perform tracks from her debut album, Love, Save the Empty, for the first time ever in a live setting.

Press Pass with Ben Kenney


There are solo albums and then there are solo albums. The latest release by Ben Kenney, falls most squarely into the latter category.

Editorial: ‘Taxpayers’ Are Citizens, First

Wall Street’s impact on Broad Street (Falls Church’s Main Street) will actually be felt more in countless residential neighborhoods both here and across the planet as personal retirement and pension accounts disintegrate and local governments face steep losses in both their investment account balances and tax revenues.

Press Pass with Year Long Disaster


Critical thought does not often enter into the creative process of L.A.-based band Year Long Disaster. Time and again when questioned about the band’s work on their eponymous debut album, guitarist and frontman Daniel Davies deferred to various forms of the answer “It just happened.”

Press Pass: Rogue Wave

  There was a point in the past year where all Zach Rogue could do was pray for more time to spend with Pat Spurgeon. Spurgeon, Rogue’s creative partner in the Northern California-based band Rogue Wave, needed a kidney transplant to replace the failing organ he received from his first transplant in the 1990s. In […]

Editorial: The Fear of Backlash

It’s been a month since the most recent municipal election in the City of Falls Church, but attitudes around City Hall suggest the will of the citizens reflected in the vote have already been muddied and even lost.

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.

Editorial: Calling for a Design Expert

One thing that everyone involved in the debate over the approval of the new $317 million City Center project in downtown Falls Church should agree on is the need for the project to involve first-rate architectural, landscaping and public art design.