Metro Weekly

News + Politics

  • Campus Radicals, Past and Present

    This is where I came out as a brainy dyke teen in Birkenstock sandals, fountain pen dripping with feminist ink: Washington, D.C. in 1980, on...

  • Life with Pooh (and Piglet)

    Like many kids, I fell in love with the Winnie-the-Pooh literature when I was young and became enchanted with tales of Piglet (my favorite) and...

  • Fully Wired

    Photography by Michael Wichita I do say, there's nothing quite like a bit of energy spritzer to fluff one's midday mojo. I seek a concoction...

  • All the Trimmings

    I tend to forget, in the hustle-bustle thing called life, about the meaning and importance of days designated to reflect and honor and observe. Somehow...

  • Ebony & Ivory

    Photography by Michael Wichita Does anything quite say ''urban sophistication'' like the elegant simplicity of a piano bar? And if you throw around words like...

  • Breast Wishes

    I'm a few hours away, as I write this, from my first mammogram. It's a procedure I've been thinking about for years as a gay...

  • Spare Any Change?

         Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays wants you to go straight, and they've enlisted a hot guy to convince you.      He looks like he's...

  • Ex Caliber

         A giant ad in Monday's Washington Post -- it's a full page but somehow it looks bigger than the others -- touts an upcoming...

  • Home Sweet Home

    War is hell -- especially when you're particularly fond of the enemy. No, I'm not talking about al Qaeda or Iraq. I mean the war...

  • Traversing the Big C

         Ed is dying of pancreatic cancer. All year we've been getting e-mails about his diagnosis, then his prognosis, then his treatment progress, then his...

  • Tennis, Anyone?

         All it took for tennis to shed its stuffy, elitist reputation was a long-haired sex symbol with a cocky attitude, a few Canon commercials...

  • Striking Out

         For a bowler, there's no sweeter sound than the clamor of ten white pins crashing to the floor in a strike.      ''I love...

  • Stranger in a Straight Land

    There we sat in a staff meeting, all twelve of us, listening to the vice president for operations talk about kitchen upkeep.      "Every bottom...

  • Auntie Establishment

         The performance hall in my hometown is smaller than I remember it, but most things back there are. It's been at least 10 years...

  • Wet-n-Wild

    Washington Wetskins      Take some basketball, mix in dashes of soccer and football, then flood the playing field with water until it's too deep to...