Entries by Michael Coleman

A Day In The Life: Redskins VP Doug Williams

Doug Williams doesn’t have a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but he’s a bona fide NFL legend nonetheless, especially among Washington Redskins fans. The Grambling State University alum became the first black quarterback to reach professional football’s pinnacle in 1988 when he engineered an upset 42-10 victory against the Denver Broncos in […]

The Return of the Squirrel Nut Zippers

It’s been two decades since Jimbo Mathus first assembled the Squirrel Nut Zippers, perhaps the finest single group of musicians to emerge from the 1990s swing band revival. The Zippers’ potent blend of old-timey musical styles, retro-cool aesthetics and punk rock edge blazed a path for musical traditionalism that persists today, reflected in the popularity […]

Mountain Biking the DMV

On an early summer Saturday at Rosaryville State Park in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, a half-dozen early risers congregate in a parking lot, stretch their limbs, and strap on helmets and gloves before climbing onto brightly colored mountain bikes. Moments later, excited hoots and hollers pierce the muggy morning air, followed by a whoosh of kinetic […]

U2 Delivers Message of Unity through Rock ‘n’ Roll

It didn’t take long for U2 – one of the most political rock bands in history – to touch on Washington, DC’s favorite subject during an epic, two-hour show at FedExField Tuesday night. But the topic wasn’t what you might think from the famously left-leaning band. Moments after hitting a massive stage that jutted nearly […]

Fight Night Thrills at MGM National Harbor

MGM National Harbor hosted a raucous, rowdy and relentlessly entertaining fight night this Saturday, May 20 as hometown hero Gary Russell Jr. knocked out Óscar Escandón in the seventh round to retain his World Boxing Council featherweight title. Backed by an enthusiastic local cheering section of friends and family, Russell (28-1 with 17 knockouts) used […]

Rosario Enhances Adams Morgan Dining Scene

Adams Morgan is legendary for its nightlife, but its reputation as a culinary destination has long been spotty at best. But that’s starting to change. The addition of Mintwood, Al Volo, and Smoke & Barrel in recent years has given those of us in search of more than a jumbo slice of pizza appealing options. […]

A Night at the Park Aims to Strike Out Multiple Sclerosis

A few hundred fortunate Washington Nationals fans got to rub elbows with some of their favorite players at the ballpark Monday night while contributing to a good cause at Ryan Zimmerman’s eighth annual A Night at the Park event to benefit victims of multiple sclerosis. The Nationals slugger, who is enjoying a spectacular early season […]

Nats Put Fans First

With all-star slugger Bryce Harper smashing game-winning home runs and ace pitcher Max Scherzer fanning batters left and right, the Washington Nationals roared into first place in the National League East to start the 2017 season, invigorating a fanbase that hopes to see the team hoist a World Series trophy later this year. Nationals Park […]

DC’s Dugout at Full Strength: The Nats are Back in Action

The Washington Nationals have opened each of their past five baseball seasons brimming with roster talent, and 2017 is no different. Most of the team’s marquee players – Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer, Jayson Werth, Daniel Murphy, Ryan Zimmerman – are back in the lineup this season. The Nationals also return with their entire 2016 coaching […]