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 […]

Alexandria Cars & Coffee

By Bob Tagert On July 26th, I attended my first Alexandria Cars & Coffee event at TJ Stones restaurant. I was familiar with this event since I have a few friends who bring their antique/historic cars to these gatherings. This was the first one at TJ’s and it was well attended. Cars range from new […]

What’s On The TV? By Blackaby

High Notes By Ron Powers What’s On The TV? By Blackaby Every now and then I like to do a musical deep dive and scour the internet for hardly-heard-of gems written by obscure musicians that I think deserve more ears to please. This month I’m bringing you a lovely two minute and eight second treat […]

Not Everyone Makes the Cut…These 10 Caught My Eye!

By F. Lennox Campello Not Everyone Makes the Cut…These 10 Caught My Eye! As I’ve discussed before, the Covidian Age has severely disrupted all facets of planetary life, and as I’ve also noted before, my main worry now is my concern about the number of lives which will be lost because of COVID-19, not just […]

The Business of Art

F. Lennox Campello The Business of Art Since we hunkered down in reaction to the Covidian Age, the spectacular crash of the worldwide economy has had a well-documented impact on business. Art, as a commodity is a business, and the business end of art has suffered tremendously as a result of the draconian ruleset imposed […]