2024-05-26 1:32 AM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Press Pass: Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers

There's something about air travel that gives Stephen Kellogg pause. When the wheels lift off, so does his mind soaring off into self-reflection. Maybe it's the proximity to the heavens, or the turbulence that imparts a trepidation that every sip from his mini-Coke can might be his last. Whatever it is, there is something about […]

Press Pass: Pete Francis

In a time before now, a time before iTunes and MySpace, there was Napster. The music file exchange program allowed the tech savvy to swap songs across the nation, and in turn popularized a handful of independent bands for whom the file sharing network offered unprecedented exposure.

Picking Splinters: Wolf Will Wow Ya

Wolf knows no fear, however those who oppose him are well acquainted with it. (Photo: Courtesy NBC)

In the brief time that the revamped “American Gladiators” has been on the air, Don “Hollywood” Yates, better known by his gladiatorial name of Wolf, has established himself as a fan favorite, perhaps even the face of the show. With a mane of scraggly, possibly feathered hair, a blood curdling howl, an arsenal of smack-rich […]

David Brooks: McCain and Obama

SALEM, N.H. — Both Barack Obama and John McCain attract independents. Both have a candor that appeals to voters and media-types alike. Both ask their audiences to serve a cause greater than self-interest. Both offer a politics that is grand and inspiring.

Dowd on Drinks: A Beer Drinker’s Guide To Holiday Champagne

So there you sit, in your latest ugly Christmas sweater that already has a splotch of holiday gravy on the front, wondering how to avoid looking like a schlub when you uncork the champagne you've been assigned to purchase for the next family inquisition commonly known as New Year's Eve.

Northern Virginia Art Beat

  The Holiday Taste Test The Holidays are upon us once again. Art galleries all throughout the greater DC metro area are holding small works shows with the intended notion that people will give art for presents. It's a nice idea, but you need to be fairly well attuned to the recipient's sense of taste, […]