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Some Concerns I Have About Titanic 3D

I saw Titanic for the first time over Christmas break in sixth grade. I remember this, because that is the moment the Earth skidded to a grinding halt on its axis. The pinnacle of human creative potential had been reached. No film would ever need to be made again. Indeed, no art would ever need […]

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Does it make more sense to Bikeshare or Bikeown?

It is no secret that I can be a major bicycle evangelist. I am a born-again rider – like many kids, I learned to ride a bike in my driveway sometime in kindergarten. My interest tapered off once I hit ‘begging mom for rides to the mall’ age, and it wasn’t until I moved to […]

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Review: ‘Time Stands Still’ is worth your time, does not stand still

I have been sitting on my thoughts about Studio Theatre’s current mainstage production Time Stands Still for several days now. It may be because I have been distracted by a.) work I actually get paid to do, and b.) pug photos on the Internet, but I prefer to imagine that my delay is caused by […]

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Review: ‘Ann’ is playful and fun, but lacks her trademark grit

As a post-thespian and lifelong theatre geek, I have seen my fair share of shows at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. I’ve been regaled by the stylings of opera, the symphony, straight plays and musicals, but last night’s production of Ann: An Affectionate Portrait of Ann Richards was my very first KC one-woman […]

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A Broad of the Year Contest for ANN

The end of the year seems to be a time of hopeful list making on whatever new personalized stationary was thrust upon us during the Christmas season. Lists of resolutions we already know we won’t keep past that inevitably shameful bar crawl on St. Patrick’s Day. If you are of the intellectual sort you probably […]

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Pass the Eggnog: Holiday fun in the DC area

I love the Christmas and Chanukah holiday season. (Or “Chrismukkah” as it was first dubbed by the life-changing FOX television show, The O.C.). The tree in my apartment has already been up since mid-November.  I’m also probably the only person under the age of 45 to ever order embroidered holiday stockings from Pottery Barn. And […]

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How to fix Groupon and Living Social

A few days ago, I was compelled to make a decision I didn’t foresee. After riding countless mini-emotional rollercoasters set off by unread emails in my inbox that turn out to be very disappointing indeed, I kicked Living Social and Groupon to the curb. I wake up in the morning and no longer purge the […]

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Road Trip: Apples and Vines in Virginia

My general stance on the great outdoors is that nature is a problem that mankind solved by making cities. I don’t like itchy leaves, practical clothing, or insects that feed on human blood. I’ve never been camping, although it strikes me as oddly regressive to retreat into the woods and pretend that we don’t have […]

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Compiling a DC dream meal

Like Lindsay, I attended the Groupon-sponsored Taste of DC over the weekend. I actually had a good time. This was more a result of the good weather and friends than the long lines and unfortunate booze cage. By fencing the alcohol-sipping rabble-rousers into a their own separate section away from the general public, Groupon probably […]

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Taste of DC’s throw back to prohibition

There are few things in life as satisfying as a delicious meal and ice-cold margarita. And before attending this weekend’s Taste of DC I would have doubted anyone over the age of 21 seriously disagreed. But clearly someone organizing the event wants us to all go back to the days of brewing moonshine in the […]

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