Petula Dvorak

09/30/2015 - 3:00pm

    It's just before midnight on a Friday in downtown Leesburg, and a young couple just stumbled out of the biker bar in this historic Virginia town, past the American flags, quaint lamposts and cascading petunia pots and ducked into an alley, furiously making out.


08/13/2015 - 3:06pm

    No, this absurd bit of sexism did not happen in 1963. This happened last weekend.

    Ten young basketball players just returned home to Charlottesville, Virginia, feeling pretty low after their five...

08/13/2015 - 3:03pm

    The violence has been relentless during this city's Summer of Freddie Gray.

    Three months after parts of this city burned in anguish over the death of Gray, who was fatally injured while in...

08/06/2015 - 5:40pm

    Not of Virginia or Maryland, but of the Chesapeake Bay

    Blue crabs mate in the summer in tributaries in Virginia. The next year, females release eggs and tides carry larvae to the lower bay, where...

08/06/2015 - 5:17pm

    Everett Alvarez Jr. sometimes goes days without thinking about the hell he endured - nearly nine years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, one of the longest periods of captivity in U.S. military history.


07/31/2015 - 7:59pm

    You can spot them. The frozen ones who come outside at lunch like sun-seeking turtles, cardigans balled up next to them, bare shoulders defrosting in the noon sunlight, no matter how wilting it is outdoors.


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