“Watchmen” director Zack Snyder (300) was faced with a difficult task – condensing a 12-issue comic book epic, considered by many as the greatest ever written, into a feature length motion picture.
The three distinct phases of Barack Obama’s reaction to the wildly-disseminated YouTube snippets of sermons by his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, took him from the depths to the heights over the last two weeks.
NYC’s Smash Sister Act Swings Into the Birchmere First it was the Andrews sisters, then the Lennon sisters entertained us, followed by the Pointer sisters and recently the news-making Spears sisters. Look out and move over girls, the spotlight has shifted to the Pontani sisters, a trio making headlines in […]
When actor Jeff Daniels moved away from the Hollywood community in 1986, many feared that returning home to his Michigan roots would mark the end of his film career. When he founded the Purple Rose Theater Company in 1991, critics claimed that a small-town production company featuring new American plays […]
Off and on, I’ve been waiting over 30 years for a chance to see Eartha Kitt live. I wanted to, but my schedule wouldn’t permit me to make it over to the Carlyle Hotel in New York when she was a regular there a few years back. Then, when she […]
Virginia State Senate candidate Chap Petersen falsely attributed an unsigned written question to the Falls Church News-Press during a debate with his incumbent opponent Jeannemarie Devolites-Davis at the Temple Rodef Shalom Sunday. The question, asking Petersen if he disassociates himself from the discriminatory stands of the leaders of his church, […]
Murder, mystery, a cantankerous parrot and a visit from the Grim Reaper himself help to make this laugh-out-loud Southern spoof a buoyant and enjoyable way to spend a winter evening.
Cirque du Soleil presents Coreto
When I told a friend that in a nine-day period this month, I’d been in the front row of a Melissa Etheridge concert at Washington, D.C.’s Constitution Hall and in the second row of a Paula Poundstone comedy performance in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and loved them both, he exclaimed: “At […]
“It is the attitude of great poets to cheer up slaves and horrify despots.” — Walt Whitman (“Leaves of Grass”) Good writers, whether journalists, poets, novelists, essayists, or newspapermen, are confronted with two critical components to their work whose careful consideration is indispensable. One is their audience, the other their […]