Metro Weekly

News + Politics

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pink Bunny

    My partner and I, the good aunts that we are, recently agreed to host two of our little nieces overnight while their parents took a...

  • Adult Zone Shut Out

    When it comes to entertainment, Americans look to a variety of sources. Those who live in the Washington area and have an affinity for baseball...

  • A Rodeo Hate Crime

    Hyper-macho men chase, harass, and brutalize terrified victims. They do it simply for their own amusement, or because they are addicted to the rush of...

  • Outside the Box

    Last night I got dumped by my loft. My one, true loft. The loft of my life. I was in Massachusetts for the weekend, inhaling...

  • This Man's Army

    By 71, a thoughtful person should reach a point where he has learned a thing or two. One thing Keith Kerr has learned is that...

  • 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Goes to War

    Today, the Department of Defense can offer a count showing that military operations related to invading Afghanistan and Iraq -- operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi...