Category Archives: Culture

Culture Hopping: DC Style

Time for a little break from populism and policy, two of my friends are in the district today (visiting from Arizona, which officially has more snow than Washington) and are doing the machine gun version of sightseeing. I get to tag along … Continue reading

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Stewart/Colbert Go Establishment on America

Well, unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the Stewart/Colbert rally to restore sanity and/or fear. However The Nation (www.thenation.com ) is running a live stream of the event and NPR is posting updates via twitter. Also keep track of whatever … Continue reading

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Bookstores of the Future?

I was chatting with a few co-workers this past week about the future of text. Everyone knows that the publishing industry is, at this time, struggling to find ways to maintain profits, even as demands for media and information (usually … Continue reading

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Wine, Music, Wine, Wine, Part 2

The dust has settled from the Mt. Vernon wine festival and I finally have time to organize my thoughts on the evening as well as relay some recommended regional wines. The event hosted 17 different wineries from around the state … Continue reading

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Wine, Music, Wine, Wine

Tonight is the night of the Mt. Vernon wine festival – a bi-annual celebration of local Virginia wineries. This year, 17 different wineries made an appearance, showcasing everything from dry, bitter reds to light, sweet fruit wines. My two picks … Continue reading

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John Stewart and Stephen Colbert Are Coming to DC!

For those few of you which don’t watch TV or get on the internet on a semi-regular basis, John Stewart and Stephen Colbert announced late last week that they would be holding simultaneous, competing rallies in Washington DC, on October … Continue reading

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Oktoberfest Season is Here!

Willkommen zu Oktoberfest. Die Deutsche Beir und Würste Partie. Diese Jahre sind die 200-Jahrjahrestag des Festivals. 6 Million Personen werden nach Deutschland für Bier und Gutzeit haben fahren, das sind vielen Personen, ja? Oktoberfest ins die Stadt München machen, und der Burgermeister … Continue reading

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Welcome to another blogger: Rane Locke

Please welcome another friend of mine into the blog sphere. Corey – a college friend and lawyer in training, is the author or Rane Locke. He is writing about tips to a better life, living as a law student, and … Continue reading

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Ground Zero Mosque, Quran Burning, And Where Our Security Has Gone Astray

Our national discourse has to move away from anger and bumper-sticker slogans and into real respect, the same respect Americans show to Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and any number of other religions and creeds. Only then will we have a real chance and making the world a better place. Continue reading

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Google Has Insta-Search, Bing is Bitter

A few days ago, google rolled out an impressive new technology – instant search, just type your query into the search field and watch the results pop up, in real-time, without hitting enter. The Forbes blog (see article below) interviewed … Continue reading

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