Discover Treasure at the Library of Congress Young Readers Center

Discover Treasure at the Library of Congress Young Readers Center By Cat Holladay James and the Giant Peach – First Edition Roald Dahl classic uncovered by intern in Library of Congress Young Readers Center. What started as a typical day in the Young Readers’ Center on the desolate lower level of the Library of Congress […]

A Pocketful of Mysteries

A Pocketful of Mysteries Miriam R. Kramer Despite our recent unseasonably warm weather, November will always be a month of shuffling through leaf piles and traveling to the Shenandoah and other mountain destination on leaf-peeping trips. We dig out our scarves and heavy coats to guard against frigid winds and autumn rains. Most of us […]

Gord Downie (1964-2017)

Gord Downie (1964-2017)   So…I had a different article planned for this month. I was going to talk about exciting new releases by Little Silver, Wolf Alice, and Bent Knee, and of course there would be a tribute to Tom Petty, who we sadly lost this month…I’m still wrapping my head around that one.   […]

Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen!

Congratulations to our friend and accomplice, Chester Simpson, for the inclusion of four of his Rock and Roll photographs in the new Smithsonian book. The book, Smithsonian Rock and Roll; Live and Unseen, was released on October 24 and represents rock music through more than 350 photographs of its iconic pioneers and performers. Rock fans […]

The Stars of the DMV!

The Stars of the DMV! By F. Lennox Campello For about 1% of the fabled top 1% rich people of planet Earth, art is often bought as an “investment.” I sometimes feel sorry about those people, because the rest of the planet buys artwork simply because they like it, and it will give them nothing […]

A Decade in Books

A Decade in Books Miriam R. Kramer This month is my tenth anniversary of writing this column. In 2007, I began penning reviews here while working part-time as an employee of Old Town’s Olsson’s Books & Records, which once reigned on South Union Street in the former warehouse where the restaurant Virtue Feed & Grain […]

Josh Ritter: Gathering

By Chris Anderson Josh Ritter: Gathering Josh Ritter has come a long way from the coffeehouses in Oberlin, where he got his start twenty years ago. Those intervening years has seen Josh grow into one of the most significant songwriters of the modern era, thanks to albums such as The Animal Years, The Historical Conquests […]

A Day In the Life of a Dealer….Art That Is!

By F. Lennox Campello A Day In the Life of a Dealer….Art That Is! I opened my first gallery in 1996 in Georgetown, and a second one in Bethesda in 2002. In 2006, for three years I left the DC area and lived near Philadelphia, where I started my third art gallery. In all those […]

Alexandria October Calendar

October 2017 New to Old Town Alexandria this year is the 42nd Annual Virginia Wine Festival, bringing Virginia’s best wineries, craft exhibitors, seminars and incredible music to the Potomac River waterfront. There’s fun for the whole family during the Mount Vernon Colonial Market & Fair and Fall Harvest Family Days happening at George Washington’s Mount […]

National Harbor October Calendar

National Harbor Calendar 10-17   The Plaza is a Busy Place!   FREE FITNESS CLASSES   On the Plaza Through October   Participate in a free fitness classes on the Plaza brought to you by No Excuse Workout. All classes run from 7-8 pm except Saturday morning yoga that runs from 10-11 am.   Mondays […]