2024-05-30 3:30 AM

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.

Anything But Straight: Between the Wild Party & the Wedding Party

  When I first came out in 1988, if two young gay people met, the reaction often was, "You too! I thought I was alone." As my 20-year high school reunion approaches, I witnessed an identical response in a seminal New York Times Magazine cover story. At a coffee shop in Boston, two gay men, […]

Senator Whipple’s Richmond Report

A hot topic in state legislatures is universal health coverage. Tired of waiting for the Congress to take action, states are striking out on their own, most notably Massachusetts.


Aaron Lewis

Unfiltered and unplugged, Aaron Lewis descends on D.C.’s Warner Theatre next Thursday night, toting only his acoustic guitar. The no-strings format seems wildly appropriate for Lewis, who has gained notoriety by bringing hard rock group Staind to the forefront of the music world. Raised in Massachusetts, where he still resides today, Lewis is indelibly etched […]

Anything But Straight: Panderers and Philanderers

Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate, is the king of crass, the maven of craven and the show pony of phony. He switches positions quicker than a porn star and is more slippery than an okra plate dipped in country butter. I never thought the religious right would be gullible enough […]

Anything But Straight: Mitt Is Full of It

In my mind, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is the most unacceptable presidential candidate in the 2008 race. He is a fair-weather phony that will say or do anything to get elected. In short, he is a poster-boy for everything wrong with politics and represents the reason many people stay home instead of heading to […]

Restaurant Review: White Tiger Restaurant


301 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, D.C. 20002 (202) 546-5900   The White Tiger Restaurant manages to find the unique balance of catering to Indian authenticity while providing dishes that won’t scare off first-timers.