The Hope of Joe Biden

The Hope of Joe Biden Miriam R. Kramer This year’s poisonous political machinations as federal and state governments apply erratic approaches to managing the COVID-19 public health crisis have burdened and saddened us. We have been offered so many reasons to become jaded, furious, and fearful. Before this presidential election I recommend that you step […]

Artists Adapt in the Covidian Age

By F. Lennox Campello Artists Adapt in the Covidian Age As I have been hammering now for several issues, the Covidian Age has delivered significant shockwaves throughout the world, severely disrupting ancient business models all over the place. While it can be argued that the current art business model was somewhat invented in the 19th […]

Cemetery by Run River North

High Notes By Ron Powers Cemetery by Run River North Los Angeles based band “Run River North”, also known as RRN, recently released their fourth single of 2020, titled “Cemetery”. The song highlights the exciting and timid first steps toward love between two people as their relationship blossoms. The characters in the song find themselves […]

Alexandria October Events 2020

First Annual Oyster Week “Slurp, Swallow & Swill” Monday, October 12th through Saturday, October 17th. Old Town Alexandria is celebrating everyone’s favorite bivalve for 6 straight days! Sponsored by the Old Town Business Association and Guinness beer, this event should prove to be a fun one. Participating restaurants will be showcasing two or more Guinness […]

September Alexandria Events

4th Annual Orphans Car Show Saturday, September 19th 10 am – 1 pm The Lyceum Alexandria History Museum 201 South Washington Street Old Town Alexandria Packards Virginia and the Lyceum sponsor this FREE event bringing together many cars that are no longer manufactured – hence the term “orphan”. Such “orphans” include cars made by Pontiac, […]

Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life

by Miriam R. Kramer Dame Agatha Christie’s books are often listed right after William Shakespeare’s works and the Bible on the list of the bestselling works of all time. How did a modest puzzle maker and writer who called herself “lowbrow” create a template for the twentieth-century mystery novel and achieve worldwide fame in her […]

“Hello Take Me Anywhere” by Night Shop

By Ron Powers “Hello Take Me Anywhere” by Night Shop The other day I was doing a Zoom call with a friend of mine who lives in Los Angeles and, as usual, we talked about the music we’d been listening to lately. My friend was particularly excited about a new song she had just discovered […]

Art Videos – Art or Entertainment??

Gallery Beat By F. Lennox Campello Art Videos – Art or Entertainment?? As the Covidian Age begins (to the dismay of newspaper editors all over New York and LA) to show signs of slowing down, I got to think about art stuff that I originally thought about decades ago, whenever some shiny “new” thing popped […]

It May Be Time to Consider a Rural Lifestyle

It May Be Time to Consider a Rural Lifestyle By Shannon Gilmore and Meg Mullery Dream about moving to a rural area and owning a “farmette” or hobby farm with vegetable and flower gardens, chickens and even horses?  We live that dream every day in beautiful Western Loudoun where we enjoy our horses, dogs, cats, […]

Books for an Uncertain Summer

Books for an Uncertain Summer by Miriam R. Kramer In looking ahead to this summer, no one was able to predict how their vacation plans might change when faced with furlough, joblessness, or simply cancellations. Our worldwide pandemic has altered most of our behaviors and postponed many of our goals. We protect ourselves as best […]