Dan Kirkwood

Escapes: Wet on the river

D.C. might not be an outdoorsman’s paradise, but this big city has more to offer than concrete jungles and asphalt gardens. The nation’s capital is actually an extremely outdoor-friendly city, with miles of trails, parks and waterways. So, interested in crossing a stream rather than 23rd Street? Or want to ditch the cab for a […]

Escapes: The C&O Canal

D.C. might not be an outdoorsman’s paradise, but this big city has more to offer than concrete jungles and asphalt gardens. The nation’s capital is actually an extremely outdoor-friendly city, with miles of trails, parks and waterways. So, interested in crossing a stream rather than 23rd Street? Or, want to ditch the cab for a […]

Film Review: “Game 6”

The Boston Red Sox will never ever win the World Series. Until last fall, this fact was accepted since 1918. And for the long years between these triumphs, Sox fans wallowed in their own self-induced apocalyptic sense of doom every time Boston began to show promise. What is about sports that makes it such a […]

Film Review: “The Jacket”

Jack Starks has died. At least once. While serving in the first Gulf War (a montage that eerily resembles current images from Iraq), Starks (Adrien Brody) is shot in the head and miraculously survives. Suffering from amnesia, he returns to a cold and barren Vermont and winds up in a mental institution after being involved […]