Critter Corner: Monkey Paw

December 5, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

This is Monkey Paw an 8.5-year-old Tibetan Spaniel. She enjoys eating, watching her humans eat and casting a sorrowful glance at her humans when food is around. When she’s not eating she can be heard crying for more dog treats. She also enjoys sleeping and bopping her tennis ball under […]

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Book Review: ‘The Other Einstein’ by Mileva Marić

December 2, 2016 12:54 PM0 comments

by J. Rosalyn The “other Einstein” is Mileva Marić, Albert Einstein’s first wife, a brilliant physicist who met Einstein when both were students at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich, Switzerland in the late 1890s. Not much is known about Marić, but Marie Benedict, in this fictional account, has done […]

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Press Pass: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

December 1, 2016 12:04 PM0 comments

The swing revival band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy have been playing holiday shows for at least a decade now. The group has released three albums of Christmas originals and covers – Whatchu’ Want for Christmas in 1997, Everything You Want for Christmas in 2004 and It Feels Like Christmas Time […]

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Critter Corner: Zoja

November 28, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

Zoja is a 4-year-old Dutch Shepherd girl who was adopted from a friend of her owner at six months old. She has become a big talker, usually demanding cuddles or telling her owner about someone walking by. She is fond of ear rubs, swimming, running, frisbee and stalking squirrels.

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Press Pass: Chely Wright

November 24, 2016 1:07 PM0 comments

Singer-songwriter Chely Wright said that if her last two albums The Metropolitan Hotel and Lifted Off the Ground were taking a few steps in the direction of Americana music, that her latest album, I Am the Rain, which was released in September, is a “marathon sprint” in that direction. “I […]

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Cappies Review: George Mason HS Goes to Urinetown

November 21, 2016 2:17 PM0 comments

by Maille Smith – James Madison High School Today, we are free to pee without paying a penny. But what if such was not the case? What if every individual was subject to a stringent and ever-rising urination tax? Throw in a bleak dystopian set, an energetic ensemble clad in rags, […]

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Critter Corner: Cowboy Pup

10:00 AM0 comments

THIS PUP PLAYED COWBOY at the 2nd Annual Halloween Pup Parade, which marched through Greenway Downs in Falls Church. The parade culminated at Jefferson Village Park, where there were vendors with freebies and merchandise.

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Critter Corner: Royce

November 14, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

THIS IS ROYCE, a terrier mix who lives in Annalee Heights. He usually behaves like an adolescent, except when manning the bow, where he is all business (and all ears).

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Press Pass: Big Head Blues Club

November 11, 2016 12:00 PM0 comments

Big Head Blues Club, the spin-off blues project of Big Head Todd and the Monsters, recently released Way Down Inside, the second edition of its series of albums paying tribute to blues music and musicians. The first album by Big Head Blues Club was the 2011 record 100 Years of […]

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Critter Corner: Fox in N. Arlington

November 7, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

WHILE FOXES ARE NOT UNCOMMON in backyards bordering Lubber Run Park, few are as playful as this guy was. Appearing on a cool Sunday afternoon, he explored the yard and even took a go with some puppy toys. He wasn’t the least bit phased when approached for a photo. It’s always […]

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