Metro Weekly

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  • Suit Your Shelf

    There's something so clean and benign about a Skandia shelving unit that you hardly notice it's a tool of the devil until you assemble it...

  • No Cherry on Top

    Four gay and lesbian community groups that were the designated beneficiaries for last spring's Cherry 9 circuit party will not be receiving any Cherry donations...

  • First Class

    In the coldest stretch of Iowa winter during my last two years of high school, there was a bittersweet part of each day: walking outside...

  • A Far Cry

    Among the tears shed this Election Day were those of my friend Gerrit, who is five and who really hoped with all of his heart...

  • Pink People Feeling Blue

    It's fair to say that America is polarized. The 2004 election helped quantify the division, with 51 percent on the right, 48 percent on the...

  • Gay-N-C

    With the city's heavily Democratic majority among registered voters, presidential races may not be much of a contest in the District of Columbia. Nonpartisan advisory...

  • Expo Absent

    Since the spring of 2001, gay Washingtonians have been greeted by more than cherry blossoms. That's when the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Expo comes...

  • Worst-Case Scenarios

    As you strive to achieve financial goals, it's common to overlook the potential for major financial setbacks -- even though they can strike without warning...

  • Is It Over?

    I sometimes fear that the Republican Party, like children who set fire to their toys rather than share with their siblings, might choose to destroy...

  • Blog Me A Story

    When Andrew Sullivan took the stage Sunday night at DC9, a hipster bar filled with punk sensibility, a handful of hisses and under-the-breath utterances floated...

  • Truth-Mongering

    Ever since John Kerry shocked the nation by declaring on live national television that Mary Cheney is a lesbian, I haven't been able to look...

  • AIDS Walk on the Rebound

    After a number of uncertain years in which fundraising and attendance totals significantly decreased, organizers say that the 18th annual AIDS Walk this Saturday morning...

  • Racing Against the Rules

    The District of Columbia thrives on laws, rules and regulations. If you don't think so, try eating french fries on the Metro. The regulations regarding...

  • Shacking Up

    Some of the more unsavory politicians have defended the sanctity of marriage by describing same-sex couples who have been faithfully cohabitating for most of their...

  • No Ifs, Ands or Butts

    Washington's newest local celebrity is Mary. She's the central figure in a new campaign aimed at smokers who are trying to kick the habit. Ads...