2024-06-21 12:40 PM

Restaurant Spotlight: Pines of Florence


For over 25 years, Pines of Florence has coupled the décor of an authentic Italian villa with its blend of Tuscan and Southern Italian culinary traditions. The fresh ingredients of its exceptional cuisine and service demonstrate this ristorante’s commitment to delicious, affordable fine dining.

Restaurant Spotlight: King Street Blues


Reminiscent images of the quaint and whimsical ambiance of Bourbon Street in New Orleans are hard to miss once you step into King Street Blues, a Louisiana-inspired eatery that promises its patrons comfort food with a southern accent.

Thomas L. Friedman: Channeling Dick Cheney

I have no idea who is going to win the Democratic presidential nomination, but lately I've been wondering whether, if it is Barack Obama, he might want to consider keeping Dick Cheney on as his vice president.

Paul Krugman: Republicans And Race

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of commentaries about Ronald Reagan's legacy, specifically about whether he exploited the white backlash against the civil rights movement.

Anything But Straight: Red Meat Conservatism

I was famished on my long drive to New York City and pulled off I-95 in the middle of Nowhere, South Carolina. A billboard had directed me to a restaurant on desolate Frontage Road, which had the charm of an abandon rock quarry. In the distance, I saw a bright yellow sign that read "Maurice's […]

Providence Player

Providence Players

Murder, mystery, a cantankerous parrot and a visit from the Grim Reaper himself help to make this laugh-out-loud Southern spoof a buoyant and enjoyable way to spend a winter evening.

Picking Splinters: Caps Need

We’ve seen this before haven’t we? Alexander Ovechkin scores a ridiculous amount of goals, but the Capitals skid to another high draft pick after a season of high effort but low results. And still no one watches at Verizon Center.

Mason High Qualifies More Swimmers for State Meet

Mason High's Karen Hamill prepares to dive into the pool for the 50-yard freestyle final at last weekend's state swimming championships. (Photo Credit: Brain Doty)

Last Tuesday the George Mason High School swim team participated in a dual meet versus Bull-Run District opponent Strasburg High School and Massanutten Military Academy. The Mustangs overpowered their opponents en route to victories for both the boys and the girls squads.