Labor Day Special: Modern Manners’ Recipe for the Perfect BBQ

While the end of summer holiday, Labor Day, neither marks a change in the weather (curse you, climate change!) nor the autumnal equinox (curse you, solar calendar!), it does mean something everyone can support: barbeque. The Labor Day Weekend BBQ is a great tradition of Americana, a last hurrah before school starts, or more appropriately…

Remember? Bygone Days

Since the Internet seems to be a fan of these “remember this thing?” memes, I bring you this one.  We know where it is, but we may not all immediately recognize what it is.  Or was.  Right now it’s just a spot to rest a backpack. What could Metro use these old stations?  New York…

Summer Mixing Guide

It’s summertime, kids. Alas, most of us working folk don’t get the luxury of several months-long vacations, and so we turn to our trustiest coping mechanism – booze. So, what better time to use two of the best mixing liqueurs? Well sidle on up and grab a seat – before you know it you’ll be…

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Temporium Super Saturday Edition

DMV International Film Festival (all weekend) The DMV International Festival at the Brentwood Arts Exchange will show a series of Arthouse films by international and local producers.  Tickets are $10.  Of note are the following films: Friday, June 15th 5pm – 7:30pm Featured Film: Film Screening of ‘Tin Man” (Dublin, Ireland) Saturday, June 16th 11am…

Ms. Vedral Goes to Washington: Glasses Off, Lights Out, Song 1

Author’s note: I’m about to mix up some metaphors here. In previous posts, I’ve referred to DC as a nerdy guy and also as the girl next door. Since I’m assuming you’re reading this at work because someone posted it as their g-chat status, I’ll refrain from getting into a discussion about the social constructs…

Weekend [East City] Roundup: March Super Saturday Edition

Saturday March 12  Conner Contemporary Art (5pm to 8pm) The gallery presents two concurrent solo exhibitions by Janet Biggs and Wilmer Wilson IV.  In Bigg’s second exhibition with the gallery, A Step on the Sun, Bigg’s multi-channel video installation shows miners extracting hardened sulfur at Indonesia’s Ijen volcano; the video references natural beauty as a…