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Outside of the In-Crowd – Ruined by Hollwood

Courtney Enlow This may come as a shock to those of you unfamiliar with me, or with this column, or anyone unfamiliar with the minds of writers in their twenties, but I’m kind of fucked up in the head. Now when I say that, I am of

Chicken and Milk – So, see you again tomorrow …

(Click to enlarge.) Jeremiah was raised in the deepest part of the darkest jungle. That’s why he smells like adventure. He currently lives in Elkins, WV with his wife, Becky, and son, Isaiah, who is epic and destined to rule the world one day. You can contact

One on One with Mike Nelson

Michael J. Nelson spent five years standing next to puppets and making fun of cheesy movies on the beloved cult hit Mystery Science Theater 3000. Since the show ended in 2000, Nelson has continued screaming back at the culture with his three books (Mike Nelson’s Movie Megacheese,

Note to Self – Street dreams

Brian Murphy I wanted to take a moment to sincerely thank the Washington Wizards for the joy they have brought into my life, specifically over the last two weeks. Just when we all thought we’d be in for a lull after seeing the Redskins and Capitals eliminated

Getting to Know … Mary Roach

While a career in public relations wasn't a good fit for Mary Roach, her curiosity and fascination with strange topics like elephant wart removals and cheetah-sucking flees helped her to take a different career path - as a freelance writer. She wrote columns, essays and feature articles

Murphy’s Law – Achy Breaky memoirs

Joel Murphy When I think of memoirs, I tend to imagine a former President of the United States or other noteworthy public figure sitting down at a large oak desk in his twilight years, looking back at his life and putting pen to paper in an effort

Overrated – Outdoor dining

Ned Bitters This week’s inductee into the “Overrated Hall of Fame” is … outdoor dining. This past Saturday marked the first warm sunny weekend of the spring in the Washington, D.C. area, which meant that every single ambulatory human in the metro area was either washing his