Creep, Genius, Auteur

Creep, Genius, Auteur   By Miriam R. Kramer I just finished reading famed film maker Woody Allen’s memoir, Apropos of Nothing, in which he discusses his life from childhood to his current age of 84. I borrowed it from the library, since as a disillusioned fan, I was not sure I wanted him to receive […]

Let’s Make a Deal….

Gallery Beat By F. Lennox Campello Let’s Make a Deal…. One of the benefits of living in this amazing age of great technology and nanoseconds-fast communications is how easy it is for someone to find you in Al Gore’s Internet.  With that easiness come all kinds of things associated with art, including how easy it […]

Dead Man’s Hand by Bad Flamingo

High Notes By Ron Powers Dead Man’s Hand by Bad Flamingo Bad Flamingo is composed of two nameless female members who wear Lone Ranger style masks and old school western-style clothing. They have the most mysterious and well-developed aesthetic I’ve seen in a band since the White Stripes. Like their image, the music of Bad […]

Holiday Grab Bag

Holiday Grab Bag By Miriam R. Kramer As Christmas and Hanukkah approach, we are looking at a different way of celebrating. We will probably have holiday Zoom parties this year to satisfy social distancing requirements, since we are heading into another wave of the pandemic. Reading is one of the best ways to escape and […]

“Ending 2020”

“Ending 2020” By F. Lennox Campello “God is really only another artist,” once said Picasso, “He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the ant. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things.” 2020 has been a brutal year – one that will leave harsh memories in most minds on the planet […]

A Winter’s Tale by Pauline Frechette

By Ron Powers A Winter’s Tale by Pauline Frechette Pauline Frechette has outdone herself on her latest EP. A Winter’s Tale showcases Frechette’s unique aesthetic abilities and captures the feeling of the winter season in a way I’ve never experienced before. For me, the songs on this title express the silent beauty found in nature […]

Alexandria November 2020 Events

November 21st  Tree Lighting Ceremony 2020 Market Square Corner of King and Fairfax Streets Old Town Alexandria On King Street in the heart of Old Town, the City of Alexandria’s 40-foot tree rises tall on Market Square in front of City Hall featuring nearly 40,000 twinkling white lights. With the absence of the Scottish Christmas […]

Sentinel of the City

By Harold Heisness Sentinel of the City By day, the George Washington National Masonic Memorial stands as a stately sentinel, overlooking all of Alexandria. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night – wait – that’s the Postal Service motto!  However, that part applies well to the memorial.  And, like the Postal Service […]

The Art of Chawky Frenn

By F. Lennox Campello The Art of Chawky Frenn There are artists to whom the creation of art is a very personal thing, often decipherable only to the artist. There are also artists who create art to cause a public reaction – this is often where the gimmick masters tend to flourish. There are artists […]

Soapbox by Brent Cobb

By Ron Powers Soapbox by Brent Cobb Throughout time, great songs have helped us give voice to an endless list of experiences, emotions, and opinions. Whether it be expressing how we feel about a person, what we think about a situation, or finding inspiration, we’re drawn to the songs that help us express and feel […]