Rockville Art League December Member Show

The art community in Rockville feels farther away from the art community in DC than the 20-minute commute might lead one to believe, and that’s a good thing. The difference is best characterized by the apparent support that individuals in the local art community offer each other, and competition appears to be a significantly smaller…

Milllennials Help Sway Va. Gov.’s Race Online, In Polls

Despite predictions of record low voter turnout by pundits and some pollsters leading up to the Virginia governor’s race between Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe, election day exit polling only showed small drops from voting levels in the 2009 gubernatorial election. But while most age groups experienced slips or flatlining, one came out to vote…

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Meet the Mayor: City of College Park

COLLEGE PARK, Md. —  It’s Thursday morning at the Starbucks in College Park– perhaps the main thoroughfare for college students in this 30,000-person city. He walks in quickly. If you’re not looking up at the time, you’ll miss him. A hand shoots out. “Morning, Mayor,” says a man from a lounge chair. “Hey, how are…

ANC 3D votes to delay New Mexico Avenue bike lanes

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3D in Washington, D.C.’s Third Ward voted to overturn a previous resolution to add designated bicycle lanes to New Mexico Avenue NW, according to ANC 3D10 Commissioner Joe Wisniewski. Commissioners voted 6-4 on Oct. 2 to delay the construction of the bicycle lanes, reversing a 5-4 decision on July 10 that approved…

Popularity, controversy intersect with release of GTA V

WASHINGTON — Critics describe it as a vicious glorification of violence, an exercise in taking the worst parts of society and blowing them up, both figuratively and literally, on a flat screen. Supporters call it a milestone in video gaming, one of the most detailed and visceral fictional worlds ever created. However, it might be…