The Gift of Education

The Gift of Education by Miriam R. Kramer As December rolls in we are looking forward to a joyful holiday season in Old Town. Readers greedy for a local in-person browse have a special reason to celebrate with a much-needed new pop-up bookshop: Old Town Books. The store opened on Small Business Saturday, November 24, […]

Alexandria December 2018 Events

Through the 16th “A Christmas Carol” Various times Admission: $20 The Little Theatre of Alexandria 600 Wolfe Street 703-683-0496 http://www.TheLittleTheatre.com The Little Theatre of Alexandria rings in the holiday season with a return of the classic by Charles Dickens. Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserable, bitter old miser travels with ghostly guides through Christmas past, present and […]

Linda Tourje – Bah Humbug

By Ron Powers Linda Tourje – Bah Humbug I enjoy the holidays. There’s the nippy weather, or the snow depending on your location, hot cocoa and fireplaces, excited kids running around, Santa, charity, family and good food. There’s a lot to enjoy about the holidays and it’s considered one of the cheeriest times of the […]

The Art is The Thing!

The Art is The Thing! By F. Lennox Campello In the last issue, I offered my thoughts and predictions on the Superfine! DC art fair which by now has come and gone to the District’s historical Union Market. I visited the fair, and spent a few hours enjoying the “artmosphere” (new word that I invented […]

Thunder and Lightning

Thunder and Lightning by Miriam R. Kramer Winter is coming, or at least the midterms and Thanksgiving soon after. No wonder everyone is stressed, angry, and barking furiously at the TV like Buzz, my pug. (Thank God he can’t see the news alerts on my phone.) In the immortal words of Rupert Hines in “The […]

November Alexandria Events Calendar

2nd   Art on Tap 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission: $45 The Art League Gallery Torpedo Factory Art Cent 105 N. Union St. 703-683-2323 http://www.TheArtLeague.org Enjoy local craft beers, original artwork and amazing food at The Art League’s annual Art on Tap! Craft beers from local breweries have been artfully paired with a work […]

“Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

By Ron Powers “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper “Shallow” is the unofficial theme song from the film, A Star Is Born, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper not only as the stars of this film, but as the singers behind this exceptional track. This song has a nearly uninterrupted run at #1 on […]

The Curious Case of the DMV and Art Fairs

By F. Lennox Campello The Curious Case of the DMV and Art Fairs By the time that you read this column, an international art fair will have come and gone to the DMV. This is important and a key arts event for our area, as art fairs in cities across the world continue to remain […]

“Broken” by lovelytheband

By Ron Powers “Broken” by lovelytheband   What a lovely band – “lovelytheband” consists of vocalist Mitchy Collins, guitarist Jordan Greenwald and drummer Sam Price. After meeting in a nightclub in West Hollywood in 2016, they formed lovelytheband, an Indie Rock band, and soon after had their hit single “Broken” released in April 2017. With […]

The Rules of Civility

The Rules of Civility Miriam R. Kramer As we enter fall, I decided to snuggle with my sleepy pug and a lyrical story of young New Yorkers set in a moneyed, elite world at the end of the Great Depression. Amor Towles, also known for his celebrated A Gentleman in Moscow, has constructed an alternately […]