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Our Man in Arlington

The American Century Theatre opened Richard Wright’s searing play, Native Son , on Tuesday at Arlington’s Gunston Theater.

F.C. News Briefs: April 2 – 8, 2009

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F.C. Schools’ Zero Drop-Out Rate Highlighted In a major article by Maria Glod and Michael Birnbaum on the front page of the Metro section of yesterday’s Washington Post, the zero drop-out rate in 2008 of the graduating class at the Falls Church City School System’s George Mason High School was highlighted in a graphic visual […]

Jim Scott’s Richmond Report

Lillian Hull Delegate Bob Hull’s mother died last week. She had been ill for some time. I was indeed saddened by her loss.

30-Year F.C. Resident Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Wright Dies

Elizabeth Truman Wright (known locally as “Betty”), 94, died on May 15, 2008. She moved to Rehoboth Beach in 1975 from Falls Church, Virginia, after her retirement as an Associate Professor of English at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  

Nicholas F. Benton:

Last month, the Washington City Paper, the most prominent “alternative weekly” in the nation’s capital, did its first “Best of D.C.” edition in 15 years. In addition to “bests” as voted on by its readers, it included a group of special categories made up and filled by its editors.  

Anything But Straight: The Bible Without Bile

No matter who wins the presidential election, it is quite clear that the big loser in campaign 08 is religion. By far, the most strident political voices have come from renegade reverends that seem a bit hot under the collar. These cantankerous characters (or caricatures) have transformed their houses of worship into a harbor of […]

Nicholas F. Benton: The Lynching of Jeremiah Wright

Tuesday was the saddest day in America in a very long time. The nation’s core values were not attacked by some foreign enemy, but from within. Virulent racism suddenly reared its ugly head, unbridled and unbound, roaring through the nation’s most powerful media institutions to rip the Rev. Jeremiah Wright asunder and to compel his […]

Nicholas F. Benton: Obama

The three distinct phases of Barack Obama’s reaction to the wildly-disseminated YouTube snippets of sermons by his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, took him from the depths to the heights over the last two weeks.