Different Drummer

Put Jay Bulger in a box and he’ll punch his way out of it — literally. In his 30 years, the D.C. native has been a Golden Gloves boxer, a Vogue cover model, a cancer survivor and a Rolling Stone writer. That last one started as a bluff: He had to persuade Ginger Baker, the […]

Face Time: Joseph Abboud

He’s directed menswear design at Ralph Lauren and launched his first collection decades ago. Now, HMX Group president and chief creative officer Joseph Abboud opens his latest venture, Streets of Georgetown (1254 Wisconsin Ave.; 202-295-9098), one of two flagship stores in the U.S. We chatted with the 61-year-old fashion vet about Streets’ take on our […]

Take a Seat to Go Along for the Ride: Bicycle Film Festival

TYPICALLY, WHEN A CYCLIST hears “bike” and “December,” visions of Lycra leggings and wind-resistant gloves dance in their heads. As the temperature continues to drop, so do the number of two-wheeled outings. Sigh. What is a stir-crazy bike fiend to do? Head over to the United States Navy Memorial Theater (701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW), that’s […]

Best Bike Trail: C&O Canal Towpath

“IT’S THE FASTEST way to get out of D.C. physically and mentally,” says Washington Area Bicyclist Association‘s Ben West about the pebbly path. “Within 10 minutes of riding, you’re out there in the green.” The 184-mile trail begins in Georgetown and parallels the Potomac River until it reaches Cumberland, Md. Nature abounds: Turtles sunbathe on […]

Runway Jury: Tailors of Seven Cities

YOU KNOW THE fine print during the end credits of a reality show? You really should hit pause on the DVR to read it. It states that the producers have a say in who stays and who goes, in addition to a contestant’s demonstrated abilities. Whomever makes the best looks during a challenge may not […]

Sprinting for Their Lives: The Best Film Running Scenes

AS THOUSANDS RUN the Marine Corps. Marathon this weekend, the rest of us — briefly — will probably feel bad about being couch potatoes who lack that special motivation to pant those 26.2 miles. (We’re not even going near those doing the whole thing barefoot.) We schlubs need some inspiration, no? Never fear, the movie […]

Brightest Idea?: A Local Venue, a Local Blog and a Celebrity Death Rumor

IT ALL STARTED with a simple — yet alarming — tweet from the Velvet Lounge’s Twitter feed (@VLoungeREALTIME) this morning: “[We] just learned that long time friend of the club Derek [sic] Whibley of Sum 41, who played many early shows at the lounge, has committed suicide.” Deryck Whibley, guitarist and singer of mainstream punk […]