Lee Jaworek

By F. Lennox Campello This month I want to use this forum to discuss the work of a highly talented DMV area artist whose singular work has come across my radar recently. Quoting from his own website (http://www.leejaworek.com/), Lee Jaworek “calls his art Artism® – seeing the world through the prismatic lens of Autism.  Lee […]

The Charlatans: Different Days

The Charlatans: Different Days   Every music scene has its survivors, those few bands that manage to keep on going, very successfully and despite all odds, long after its peers gave up the ghost. Seattle has Pearl Jam, Halifax has Sloan, the British Invasion has the Rolling Stones, San Francisco had the Dead, Athens had […]

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale By Miriam R. Kramer As a teenager in 1986 I first ran across Margaret Atwood’s newly published work, The Handmaid’s Tale, at Old Town’s wonderful Olsson’s Books & Records, which formerly stood on S. Union Street in Alexandria. I was taken aback by the power and simplicity of her writing. This classic […]

June King Street Cats Adoption Calendar

King Street Cats Adoption Calendar for June 2017     For details please see our Website: http://www.kingstreetcats.org Or contact us via email at: contact@kingstreetcats.org   King Street Cats 25 Dove Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 Every Saturday and Sunday from 1.30pm-4.30pm   Petvalu Bradlee Shopping Center, 3652 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302 Saturday June 3 and […]

Bob Dylan: Triplicate

By Chris Anderson   Bob Dylan: Triplicate   This year marks 55 years since Bob Dylan released his first album, a low-key self-titled affair that consisted mostly of folk standards, with a couple of original songs sprinkled in, just enough to give the world a taste of what was to come. What came next was […]

Alexandra Events June Calendar

June 2017   9th Annual Taste of Del Ray Food Festival June 4 from 1-3 p.m. Admission: $10 adults; $5 children Mt. Vernon Avenue http://www.visitdelray.com   Mark your calendars, clean your palates and prepare to taste some of the yummiest flavors ever at the 9th Annual Taste of Del Ray, sponsored by the Del Ray […]

Waiting for “The Winds of Winter”

Waiting for The Winds of Winter   By Miriam R. Kramer   Do we currently need “prequels” and “successor series” to the television juggernaut Game of Thrones? HBO and most viewers would say yes. George R.R. Martin, author of the wildly successful fantasy series of books A Song of Ice and Fire and inspiration for […]

To Basel or not to Basel

By F. Lennox Campello Photos by F. Lennox Campello To Basel or not to Basel For years now I’ve been preaching to the wind – or more directly to DC area art galleries and nonprofit art spaces, and artists’ organizations – about the importance of participating in international art fairs such as the ones held […]

National Harbor Events!

National Harbor Calendar 5-17   The Plaza is a Busy Place! FREE FITNESS CLASSES On the Plaza May 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 – CardioHIT Tuesdays […]

The Girl Before, The Girl After

The Girl Before, The Girl After   By Miriam Kramer     Every month I hopscotch across diverse genres to find the books I review. I gravitate towards psychological thrillers, preferably set in the United Kingdom or Ireland with a dark, chilly edge. J.P. Delaney’s The Girl Before fit that bill, so I dove into […]