2024-07-24 10:46 AM

W&OD Trail Receives $40,000 Donation

The Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail will soon be safer thanks to a local filmmaker. The Northern Virginia Regional Park Foundation recently announced a $40,000 donation by Falls Church resident Tom Shadyac for continued safety upgrades to the trail that runs through the heart of the City of Falls Church and out to Leesburg, […]

Dowd On Drinks: A Tour Of Craft Tastes

The alcoholic beverage field is a multi-billion-dollar playground where financial giants vie for control and international market share and entrepreneurs keep working in cellars, garages and the occasional squeaky-clean laboratory to come up with new products.

Anything But Straight: City of the Future?

The United Arab Emirates has ambitions of being the New York City of the Middle East. Dubai already boasts the world’s tallest building, the first indoor ski resort, the world’s largest manmade island and upscale shopping malls that dwarf Super Wal Marts. Brad Pitt is even designing an eco-friendly hotel, one project in Dubai’s $381 […]

Dowd On Drinks: World Whiskies Awards Are Out

More than 200 whiskies were considered for this year’s edition of the World Whiskies Awards, sponsored by Whisky Magazine, the U.K. publication that sets the pace for the international whisky coverage.

Anything But Straight: I’m Having Nunn Of It

When former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA) endorsed Barack Obama in April and announced he would serve as a national security advisor, pundits naturally began speculating on his vice presidential prospects. The argument in favor of Nunn is that he is a former Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, which would help negate one of the […]

Cape Grapes

The novelty’s over. A serious look at South African wine lands yields adventure and beauty for wine lovers.

Anything But Straight: The Fall of Dr. Warren Throckmorton

A few years back, Warren Throckmorton, an erstwhile psychologist and full-time blogger from a tiny Christian school, filmed a noxious "ex-gay" video, "I Do Exist." The documentary begins at New York’s porn palaces on 8th Avenue – with the seedy atmosphere shot deliberately to signify gay life.