Category Archives: DC

Mix Review–The Hold Steady @ the 9:30 Club

The Hold Steady played a sold out 9:30 Club gig for the first time in awhile and as usual rocked. Last time they came through keyboard player Franz Nicolay was in tow and seemed sad while on stage. Then he quit the band. I was somewhat concerned they might be lacking without Nicolay, who was a big contributor, but the Hold Steady held steady, rocking out some old favorites and bringing in the new with rock anthem zest. Continue reading

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Six Mix Picks Volume 3–Train Your Falcon to Drink Beer and Other Things to Do

There are events aplenty this weekend and hikes aplenty to take. After getting slightly lost last weekend on the way to and on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland, we vow to get back this weekend and recommend you do too. If that’s too far, take one of the other local hikes we’ve recommended here and here. Your Six Mix Picks this week include Octoberfests with lots of beer and lederhosen, falcon training, kayaking, camping, volunteering, an urban hike / bar crawl, the outdoors indoors, hipster craft doings, and other feats of outdoor finery. Continue reading

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National Book Festival Highlights and Pics

It was an extremely loud, incredibly sunny day of freedom at the National Book Festival this past Saturday where the two Jonathans (Franzen and Safran Foer) and I’m sure several others looked liked they got the rock star treatment.  Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Fenty Loss A National Warning Bell for Incumbents of All Stripes

Was Vincent Gray‘s victory and the Washington Post‘s story about Adrian Fenty‘s inability to read the tea leaves a warning sign for the general election to come on November 2, or just a single case of a politician being their … Continue reading

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Six Mix Picks–Volume 2–Books, Hikes, Wine & Vinyl

Six Mix Picks for your weekend Continue reading

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The 6 Mix Picks–A Weekly Feature

We’re going to start our first weekly feature tentatively called The 6 Mix Picks where we highlight 6 Capital Trail Mix Picks worth doing over the coming weekend and week in the DC area every Thursday.   We’ll pick ‘em and … Continue reading

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Washington Post Forgets Washington, DC?

It seems on the evening that the Washington Post covered what might be nicknamed Tea Party Tuesday or Rangel’s Rout, the Post forgot to add Washington, DC on its pull down menu of states holding primary elections today, Thursday, September … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Delectable Capital Trail Mix

Thanks for stopping by our site about nature, politics, news and the nature of politics and news.  The trail mixers work in politics, communications and health care in and around Washington, DC.  As there are infinite combinations of delicious trail … Continue reading

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