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It's Time to Get Acquainted with Cuba

Kate Oberdorfer | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts
Kate Oberdorfer

Now is the time to become acquainted with Cuba. Read the Cuban authors, listen to the Cuban musicians, go see Malpaso perform in one of their three cities, or if you're in New York in April, attend the Havana Film Festival.

Losing an Incidental Friend

Laura Stepp | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Stepp

In an increasingly fast and fragmented world, our incidental friends ground us. The metaphor of a tent comes to mind: If our immediate family and close friends provide the framework and the canvas, incidental friends like Mary are the stakes making sure the canvas doesn't blow away. Until those incidental friends depart.

LOOK: Couple's Anniversary Cake Arrives With Shocking Anti-Gay Message

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Washington, D.C.-based woman says she was shocked to discover that an anniversary cake she ordered for her genderqueer partner was scrawled with an ...

Solution Search: Local Projects Inspire Global Action

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Global conservation challenges are very complex. Take your pick: climate change, deforestation, water security, overfishing--the list of problems goes...

Burger Joint Visited By Obama Closes

Posted 01.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A much-loved Arlington, Va., burger joint previously patronized by President Obama, Vice President Biden and then-Russian President Dmit...

Profoundly Deaf Woman Sexually Assaulted Near Metro Station

Posted 09.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A woman who can neither hear nor talk was sexually assaulted near the Rosslyn Metro station just after 2 a.m. on Saturday, according to ...

Major Inconvenience Blamed On Wayward Squirrel

Posted 09.06.2012 | DC

Why did more than 3,000 Northern Virginians lose power on Wednesday? This time it's not because of a storm. It's because of a squirrel. ...

Former 'John' Urges Others To Avoid Prostitutes

Posted 07.30.2012 | DC

A self-described "former John" who says he is "not an attractive man" and only has sex with prostitutes put up a blog post about being arrested in a p...

Washington's Long, Dark Lesson in Powerlessness

Tamar Abrams | Posted 09.01.2012 | DC
Tamar Abrams

Just as the major currency of Hollywood is fame, here in the Washington area we deal in power: Who has it? How much? On the last day of June, many of us were reminded of what it means to be completely powerless -- literally.

Abuja, Nigeria: Happy to Leave

Tamar Abrams | Posted 10.29.2011 | World
Tamar Abrams

While Nigeria is clearly an undeveloped country, here it attempts to hide behind flashiness.

Cats Vs. Dogs: One Neighborhood's Cautionary Tale

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

Isn't there a saying about pets making strange bedfellows? Lately, in my Virginia neighborhood, unfortunately pets also make for strange and strained ...

Virginia is for Drivers

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

When you're a progressive Democrat living in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you have a lot of 'splainin' to do. The motto "Virginia is for Lovers" may ...

An Execution and What Remains

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

You had to live in the DC area that horrible month to know the impact the Sniper had on us. Fear was a constant companion.

School Cancels Trip To See Bush

Fort Worth Star Telegram | Melody McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Six days after drawing fire for not showing President Barack Obama's speech to schoolchildren, Arlington Superintendent Jerry McCullough announced Mon...

For One Lost Boy, There's No Place Like Home

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

What kind of promises could I make to a boy who just wanted to go home? He wanted to be with the people he loved, even if they hurt him.

Letting Go of a Foster Baby, with Great Reluctance

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

Today I spent three hours in Hell -- the waiting room of the Family Court at the Arlington County, VA courthouse. As the foster parent of an infant, I...

A New Paradigm in Uncertain Times

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

Our current economic situation offers each of us an opportunity to realign our values, to stop buying more than we can sustain, and to look out for those who have so much less than they need to survive.

Not in My Backyard? Puh-leeeeze!

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

We are blessed with many community-based libraries, all within a few miles of one another in North Arlington. Would it really be such an inconvenience to cut the hours of one?

Pentagon 9/11 Memorial: Making Beauty Out of Ugly Things

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cathleen Falsani

I made the short journey to the Pentagon building in Arlington, Va., to visit the 9/11 memorial honoring 184 people who died here when terrorists crashed American Airlines Flight 77.