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July 29th, 2012

St. Peter School 2012 Graduates

Moving On Up!

On Friday, June 1, St. Peter School graduates donned caps and gowns and processed in St. Peter’s Church for Mass and the graduation ceremony.

@ The Movies

Two New Tough Documentaries: One on a Scandal Repressed and One on Repression Itself

The Invisible War

The Literary Hill

Mad as Hell

Choosing Drinks for Independence Day

The Wine Guys

In June 2008, with no plan and no particular job prospects like a lot of recent graduates that year, I came to the United States planning to spend a long summer with my American girlfriend and then return to England. By September we had adopted a cat, found an apartment, were planning our wedding, and America was my new home.

We're Not in The District Anymore!

The July Nose

The Nose, Dear Readers, has had the distinct pleasure of your intimate acquaintance for several years now. However, nothing in this extended dalliance, even the 2010 dethronement of King Blackberry, rivals the Machiavellian imbroglio of the past two months.

From the ingenious incompetencies of the 2010 Gray campaign (the term which led to the coining of ‘Sulaimania’), to the mundane mechanics of mortgage fraud, the District’s politicians have plumbed the depths of depravity to dally with their doom.

All the World’s a Stage

The June Nose

“All the World’s a Stage,” the Bard once wrote. Never was this sage observation truer than in our fair metropolis this past month. Here, politics, in The Nose’s opinion, have veered from the comic to the tragic. One moment saw the famous “Mayor for Life” pontificating on the ethnicity of the nursing profession. Another witnessed the fallen scion of a long-standing political dynasty embarking on a four-year, all-paid vacation at Camp Fed.

Me And My Shadow

The May Nose

If you really need a friend in Washington, get a dog. There is something to be said for this old piece of wisdom. After all, what would Fido say to the FBI agent knocking on his door?

I Wanna Be Elected By You!

The April Nose

The votes have been counted. The primaries are over. Will anyone miss the oceans of yard signs or those tedious debates? The Nose, for one, will not be disappointed to go back to spending evenings reading the ravings of Menken while sipping his favorite poison.

Yet, the close voting margins in the At-Large race will drag out the campaign, Al Gore style, for the next several weeks.

Poor V.O.