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As part of its April 30 spring benefit, the Avalon Theatre will screen the Western classic “High Noon” followed by an author’s talk on the backdrop of the 1952 film. The event will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Glenn Frankel, whose...
The city’s first restaurant with a certified tobacconist, Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons Hotel, rolled out a new “Sip & Smoke” menu this week. Cigar expert Mason Foster, who earned his certification through Tobacconist University of Princeton, N.J., is...
Most hybrids get their best gas mileage in city driving, given that their electric motors can power the cars gas-free in the sort of gentle acceleration common to stop-and-go congestion or quiet neighborhood streets. And sensible crossovers and hatchbacks...
While economy cars tend to be popular as simple, affordable transportation, Mazda has added further appeal to its entry in this class. The Mazda3, sold as a sedan or five-door hatchback, makes use of its compact size to provide...
Nearly 20 years ago, Volvo eschewed its famously boxy styling in favor of sleeker designs. Leading the way was the Swedish brand’s flagship model, and Volvo changed its name from S90 to S80 for the occasion. Now, with the S80...
Monica Grover grew up around her family’s store in Maryland, but she never dreamed of owning one herself. Nevertheless, shopkeeping must be in her blood because Bazaar Spices, the store she now co-owns with her husband, Ivan Fitzgerald, was recently...
In 1875, Ulysses Grant was living at the White House, the notorious Boss Tweed had escaped his doleful New York prison cell for more hospitable climes in Cuba and Spain, and America’s one-percenters were building baronial manors inspired by...
A new taqueria is opening this week in Petworth, serving house-made Mexican dishes and drinks in a modern casual setting at 821 Upshur St. NW. Taqueria del Barrio is the first brick-and-mortar concept from chef Anna Bran-Leis, who operates the...
Volkswagen has largely missed the booming demand for crossovers in the U.S. While most automakers have offered a seven-passenger SUV-looking car for years, VW instead chased smaller niches with the luxury five-seat Touareg and the upscale compact Tiguan. But now,...
The Glover Park restaurant Town Hall will host a series of Saturday cookout events throughout the summer, beginning April 8 with a Nationals-centric bash. With a $30 ticket, attendees can take advantage of unlimited food, beer and wine during each...

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