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Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Tennessee Williams Lives on Stage in Crystal City

Tennessee Williams’ “Small Craft Warnings,” now being performed through May 10 at Crystal City’s Clark Street Playhouse by the Washington Shakespeare Company, is one of Williams’ most self-revealing works, a gritty, unyielding pastiche of raw nerves and downtrodden lives taking place in a beach-side dive bar. The current staging of the seldom-performed work is fully […]

Falls Church Citizens Take Civic Engagement Online


As Residents Seek Voice in Community Discussions, Blogs Are Becoming the Means to an End For a city of around 10,000 citizens, Falls Church boasts a citizenry intent on engagement. With the most Starbucks per capita for a city of its size, the physical plane has plenty of room for active discussion, but in the […]

Magical Lessons Inspire Young Artists


From the indoor confines of gadgets and game systems, Camp Director Laura Hull rescues modern childhood from the sedentary life through Creative Cauldron’s three week camp “From the Seeds of Imagination: Magical, Mythical Plants.”

Northern Virginia Art Beat

'Spring Solos 2008' Through May 31 at Arlington Arts Center (3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington). Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. For further information, call 703-248-6800, or see www.arlingtonartscenter.org.

F.C. Apartment Fire Proves Fatal

An apartment fire at 6200 Wilson Boulevard early last Saturday morning proved fatal when Mark Christopher Williams, 39, of that address, died late Sunday night at the Washington Burn Center. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to the fire at the 12-story Cavalier Club Apartments at 7:50 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.

Slowed by Sickness, Mason Swimmers Handed a Loss

Last Friday night, George Mason High School varsity swim team shook off the rust from a near month-long layoff from competitive meets. However, facing the combination of an excruciatingly long bus ride, a shortened meet and a bout of sickness plaguing the squad, the Mustangs had a less than spectacular showing against John Handley and […]

Anything But Straight: A Feckless Leader

Has there ever been a more feckless, less respected religious figure than the "Arch-Baby" of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Rowan Williams? Liberals ignore him, conservatives walk over him and through his stunning lack of leadership he has lost control of the Anglican Church.

Mason Swimmers Conquer Clarke In Dual Meets

Karen Hamill competes during a recent meet for the George Mason High School girls varsity swim team. (Photo: Emilio Ramos)

Mustangs Prepare for Upcoming Date With Local Foe F.C. High Last season, despite their impressive finish in their first year as a varsity sport, the George Mason High School swimming team still had one more obstacle to overcome entering the 2007 campaign: defeating Clarke County.