Press Pass: The Michael Clem Band

January 5, 2017 2:23 PM0 comments

Michael Clem of The Michael Clem Band moved away from Northern Virginia nearly a decade ago, but he hasn’t been a stranger to the region since relocating to Charlottesville in 2008. And he will be coming back to his old hometown on Saturday, Jan. 7 for a special birthday show […]

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Critter Corner: Winston

January 2, 2017 10:00 AM0 comments

THIS IS WINSTON. He’s a 9 year old Doxiepoo. He loves to lay around and bark at every single noise or movement he hears. He is most definitely a momma’s boy and is one of the most stubborn dogs you will ever meet.

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Press Pass: Conduit

December 29, 2016 2:15 PM0 comments

There is a prolific improvisational band in Falls Church, though they are largely unknown. The band’s name is Conduit and they have produced 56 CDs in the last 12 years and have a 57th on the horizon. Since the group is improvisational, every CD is distinct from all of the […]

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Book Review: How to Survive a Plague, The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS By David France (New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2016)

December 28, 2016 8:42 PM0 comments

David France has been involved in the New York gay scene since, by coincidence, almost precisely the time that the AIDS epidemic was first noted in the press in July 1981. So, aside from the previous decade following the 1969 Stonewall Riots, as a journalist he saw the plague and […]

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Press Pass: NRBQ

December 20, 2016 2:14 PM0 comments

NRBQ, the rock band that’s celebrating 50 years since its founding in 1966, is known for its tendency to include antics in its already rollicking stage show. Some of the highlights include performing in their pajamas and exploding Cabbage Patch Dolls on stage. Terry Adams, the founder of the group, […]

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Critter Corner: Oreo as Santa

December 19, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

THIS GUINEA PIG IS DRESSED AS SANTA CLAUS, but its name is Oreo. It was dressed up by local children who were feeling festive with the Christmas holiday right around the corner. Oreo’s partner-in-crime, Rocky, will be featured in an upcoming edition of the paper.

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