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Review of “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week”

| September 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
Review of “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week”

Now playing at the Old Greenbelt Theatre. Review by Anna Socrates. The 1994 biopic Backbeat shows the Beatles before the screaming teenagers, the stadium shows, and the signature haircuts, when they were just working-class boys from Liverpool playing music clubs in Liverpool and the Reeperbahn, Hamburg’s red-light district. They weren’t even the Fab Four back […]

Movie review: Southside with You

| September 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Movie review: Southside with You

Now playing at the Old Greenbelt Theatre. Review by Anna Socrates. Law firms changed significantly in the 1980s. Lucrative mergers created corporate mega-firms with offices in almost every major American city and some European capitals. Changes in discovery rules led to document-intensive behemoth cases which required armies of paralegals to process warehouses full of documents […]

Movie Review: Florence Foster Jenkins

| August 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Movie Review: Florence Foster Jenkins

Now playing at the Old Greenbelt Theatre. Review by Anna Socrates. As a rule, remakes are usually exercises in misguided nostalgia—the second go-arounds almost never recapture the original magic. But every rule has its exception. Take House of Cards. When the brilliant British political satire crossed the Atlantic—and Francis Urquhart morphed into Frank Underwood—viewer got […]

Bill Edwards and Sea Chanters Coming to ERHS

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Bill Edwards and Sea Chanters Coming to ERHS

Page 1 of this week’s Greenbelt News Review features  a handsome young Navy man, one I barely recognized as a neighbor, thanks to that uniform. But thanks to this article, I learned that he’s Greenbelter and Musician 1st Class Bill Edwards, one of the stars of the Navy Band’s Sea Chanters, and they’ll be kicking off […]

Road Cycling Races Right here in Greenbelt

| August 8, 2016 | 1 Comment
Road Cycling Races Right here in Greenbelt

No, this isn’t a scene from the outskirts of Rio. These are local racers, but that doesn’t mean they’re not serious about the sport, or so I gathered from watching and talking with family members and other race-followers and supporters. In fact, these weekly races in Greenbelt Park are the ONLY sanctioned bike races in […]

8 Ridge Road, the Little Court that Gardens

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
8 Ridge Road, the Little Court that Gardens

Walking down Ridge Road from Westway to my house, I stopped to admire and capture what may be the smallest and prettiest “court” in all of GHI: 8 Court Ridge. Just four homes, and their front gardens are a delight. (I think we can we all agree that if a yard is between a home and […]

Franklin’s One Night Stand in the Greenbelt Museum

| July 20, 2016 | 1 Comment
Franklin’s One Night Stand in the Greenbelt Museum

UPDATE: Here’s Franklin’s blog post about his visit to Greenbelt. Franklin Vagnone is the genius behind Twisted Preservation, a “cultural and museum consulting firm.” Just not your normal consultant. He’s a preservationist with a manifesto – for a more experiential, real-life presentation of historic homes than the usual “beige experience,” as he calls it. So […]

Meet Greenbelt Park Superintendent Matt Carroll

| July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Meet Greenbelt Park Superintendent Matt Carroll

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, this blog is featuring our very own Greenbelt National Park. Superintendent Matt Carroll was appointed to the job just last summer, so he’s celebrating an anniversary, too. I asked for an interview and he was happy to help Greenbelters get to know him a […]

Bold Colors for Small Rooms

| June 29, 2016 | 3 Comments
Bold Colors for Small Rooms

I remember being advised, when I first moved into my small GHI home, that I’d better keep the walls all white so the rooms would look larger. I may have mumbled I like color but quietly I was thinking “Boring!” So I thought it would be fun to post to the Unofficial GHI Facebook Group […]

A Greenbelt Connection

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
A Greenbelt Connection

Recently I launched a new website that curates gardening videos, and I’ve been blogging about it on the team blog Garden Rant (celebrating 10 years this month!). So I wasn’t too surprised when the Connecticut-based videographer Patrick Volk emailed me about his gardening videos. Patrick lives with his family in New Haven, where a neighbor happens to be the long-time […]