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Q&A: Author with local roots has book of poetry published

Isaac Amend of Arlington, a graduate of Washington-Liberty (then Washington-Lee) High School and Yale University, recently had published a debut work of poetry, "When the Sky was a Canvas to Make Fun Of." For information on Amend, see the Website...

Local author chronicles rise of U.S. intelligence-gathering

Before World War II, the U.S. government’s intelligence community was “a tiny, tiny thing.” But the period between 1940 and 1946 saw intelligence activity (military and civilian) grow “from tens of employees . . . to tens of thousands,” noted...

Journalist casts eye on backpacking adventure of half-century ago

Arlington journalist and historian Charlie Clark has released a new book – “My Gap Year, Reinterpreted” – which looks back at the diary he kept at age 18 during a nine-month hitchhiking tour of Europen and North Africa a...

Memoirist goes back to his roots with Icelandic tales

Icelanders prize boldness, adventure and self-improvement through working in faraway lands. They call timid souls who never stray far from their birthplaces “heimskur,” which translates as both “homebody” and “stupid.” “A heimskur has never left home and therefore is looked...

Local author puts modern twist on classic tale

When one’s family is plagued and nearly bankrupted by the recently deceased father’s scandal, is it better to stay silent and weather the storm, or go on the offensive to recover and pursue one’s best destiny? Author Lauren Edmondson, who...

Author details effort to save Iraqi interpreters

Retired U.S. Army Col. Steve Miska will discuss his efforts to rescue Iraqi interpreters during the U.S. pullout from that country during a book talk on Sunday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 North...

Q&A: Chuck Robb surveys his life in new memoir

Former Virginia Gov. and U.S. Sen. Chuck Robb has had – and made – his share of good luck. He earned top honors as a U.S. Marine in training, married a daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, led troops in the...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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