2024-06-22 7:52 AM

Press Pass: Tab Benoit

  Each night when award-winning bluesman Tab Benoit picks up his guitar he does so with a clean slate. No plans, no pre-fab approach to the setlist, no rehearsals. “You don’t rehearse the blues, man,” Benoit says with a laugh.

Our Man in Arlington

The race for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator John Warner got off to a strong start this week. Mark Warner barnstormed the state on Monday and Tuesday to make official what most have known for months – he is running!

Dos and Don

Powerful drawing hands like a pair with a flush draw, or even conventional straight and flush draws, are often good opportunities to try a semi-bluff – making a bet or raise that you hope will not be called, but leaves you some outs if it is.

Nicholas F. Benton: The Inevitable Convention Fight

We knew this was going to happen. With Sen. Hillary Clinton’s double-digit victory in Pennsylvania Tuesday, there is now no conceivable way that the Democratic nomination is going to be wrapped up before the Democratic National Convention in Denver in late August.

Daniel Negreanu on Poker: Limit vs. No Limit Texas Hold

Until the start of the current poker boom that dates back to 2003, you couldn’t find a No Limit Texas Hold’em cash game if you tried. Limit Hold’em ruled. But that all changed once No Limit tournaments started to air on television.

Press Pass: Justin Trawick

It’s New Year’s Eve and Justin Trawick has just finished getting his hair cut at a barber shop. He wants to be sure to look his best on the final night of what has been a very, very good year for the fledgling singer-songwriter from Leesburg, Va.

Press Pass: Will Hoge

For Will Hoge, the road is his proving ground. That's why he spends 200+ days of the year on the road, testing out tunes and letting the crowd's cheers serve as a barometer for their success. It’s a practice that has paid dividends to this point, earning Hoge a faithful following that he prizes above […]

Restaurant Spotlight: Mark’s Duck House


With the golden crusted ducks and chickens hanging prominently in the restaurant’s glass window, it is easy to be reminded of the many restaurants that line the streets of New York’s Chinatown, but this Hong Kong style eatery is located in fair Falls Church.