May 1, 2013 |
For years, I've been watching a local garage-rock revival band called the Hall Monitors perform a song called "Opportunity. " They didn't write the song, but whenever they play it, they make sure to point out that it's a Washington song, released in 1964 by a Washington girl group called the Jewels . Hearing the sprightly tune is like getting a little audio window onto long-ago Washington. Then Hall Monitors drummer Mike Sullivan found out that not only were the Jewels still around, they also were still...
April 19, 2013 |
DEAR AMY: I am a 27-year-old single mom. I've never been small, but I am a healthy, strong, well-proportioned size 12. My problem is with my mother. She's extremely fat-phobic, and starts to freak out and call herself horrible fat names when she gets over a size 6. She also makes nasty comments about my weight going back to childhood, such as, "I'd kill myself if I had to wear a size 12. " I've learned to accept that. What I can't and won't accept is when she makes fat comments about my daughter.
April 11, 2013 |
GENERATIONALS "Heza" Kindred spirits: The dBs, Massive Attack, Hall & Oates Show: With Splashh on Thursday at the Rock & Roll Hotel. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. 202-388-7625. www.rockandrollhoteldc.com . $12. Because there are only two Generationals, it makes sense for the New Orleans duo to bulk up its sound with synthesizers. On their two previous albums, singer-guitarists Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer emphasized traditional instruments, and their new release, " Heza ," begins in a...
April 9, 2013
I read George F. Will's column pretty regularly, and while more often than not I do not agree with his conservative bent, my husband and I were grateful for his April 4 op-ed column, " Reading, writing and white guilt . " The kind of teachers who inspired our generation and the essential three R's that made us well-educated people have been submerged by the idiotic programs Mr. Will described. It is tragic that a generation is being robbed of a proper education by the "featherbedding for administrators of political correctness,"...
April 7, 2013 |
Alyssa Cole was in second grade when she received her first Vera Bradley bag: A small pink purse from her grandmother. "And then in fifth grade, I went into a Vera Bradley store for the first time and I fell in love with it," Cole said. Today, the high school freshman has more than 30 bags and wallets by the designer, as well as rugs (one in her bedroom, another in her bathroom), bulletin boards, aprons, picture frames, a bedspread and pillow cases. "If you name it, I probably have it," said...
April 5, 2013 |
Daniel Bryan is not what most people would envision when picturing a professional wrestler. He's not a huge man; he's not even a particularly large man. In the bowels of Verizon Center a few hours before a recent taping of WWE's "Monday Night Raw," he stands at equal — or even lesser — height as the various non-grapplers who are milling about. He wears a flannel shirt with baggy jeans, and his full, shaggy beard is the only aspect of his appearance that would make casual...