Critter Corner: Susan

August 10, 2015 10:35 AM0 comments

Meet Susan. This two-year-old Maltipoo lives with her owners near the Holmes Run trail in Alexandria. She frequents the trail in cooler weather, carrying sticks at least twice her body length. People like to describe Susan as being full of personality, while her owners maintain that she’s too smart for […]

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Press Pass: Angela Easterling

August 7, 2015 11:22 AM0 comments

Angela Easterling’s new album, Common Law Wife, explores many timely and relatable topics. “I’m a new mom so there’s a lot of things that relate to that on [the new album] but I’m also really interested in American History,” Easterling said. She tries to bring in some songs with historical […]

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Critter Corner: Loki

August 3, 2015 11:06 AM0 comments

This is Loki, a 7-year-old Chocolate English Lab. She loves to people watch from the Cherry Hill Farmhouse porch. Other favorite pastimes include meeting other pups on her morning and evening walks, and stopping to receive affection from other Little City residents. She’s a also a big fan of the […]

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Press Pass: Andrew and Polly

July 30, 2015 10:15 AM0 comments

by Karim Doumar Andrew Barkan and Polly Hall met at Amherst College while making a folk rock record. Now they are married, have a one-year-old baby, spend most of their time creating and performing children’s music, and will be performing at Jammin’ Java at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 1. […]

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SER is a Refreshing Addition to Ballston’s Dining Scene

July 29, 2015 9:32 PM0 comments

“Bread is like a religion in Spain,” my server says as he sets down a basket full of various kinds on the table. I had initially declined the complimentary pre-meal offering, not wanting to fill up before my main course at SER, the new Spanish restaurant in Arlington, but soon, […]

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Critter Corner: Charlie

July 27, 2015 9:30 AM0 comments

THIS IS CHARLIE, a 3-year-old who enjoys running around the house like a maniac with his sister Sadie in the Madison Place neighborhood in Greater Falls Church, near Bailey’s Crossroads. He rarely comes out when company comes over, but he loves stalking around the house and lounging on the steps […]

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Press Pass: Jimbo Mathus

July 24, 2015 10:32 AM0 comments

by Karim Doumar There are country singers, rock n’ roll artists and blues and jazz performers out there. Then there’s Jimbo Mathus who does it all. “My curiosity and my creative spirit [were] pretty restless and pretty eager to know about all of these things,” he said of the different […]

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Less Than Bowled Over by Bowl’d in Clarendon

July 16, 2015 10:02 AM0 comments

Those looking at the menu of Bowl’d, a restaurant that opened in Clarendon earlier this year, might mutter to themselves “not another bowl restaurant.” But what sets apart the restaurant, which follows the mold of Chipotle-style fast casual eateries, is that it is, perhaps, a healthier alternative to a place […]

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Press Pass: Guster

July 15, 2015 9:49 AM0 comments

by Karim Doumar Ryan Rosenworcel, drummer for Guster, remembers how the band came together at Tufts University in the early 1990s. “We were friends and we were all lamenting that we had left our high school bands and we decided that we would jam sometime,” he said. Adam Gardner and […]

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Critter Corner: Luna

July 13, 2015 10:00 AM0 comments

THIS IS LUNA, a two-year-old labrador/retriever mix, with Erin Scranton, a Falls Church resident who raised and trained her to be an assistance dog for Canine Companions for Independence, a national nonprofit that trains and provides assistance dogs. Luna recently moved to New York to live with Stephen Yaciuk, who […]

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