Wednesday, September 17, 2014

high-tech construction on Ft. Myer Dr.

Trench-digging probably associated with laying a fiber-optic communications cable is creating a minor traffic hazard on the left side of N. Ft. Myer Dr. just past Rosslyn's famous green sky-road park.  Rosslyn is rapidly changing as it moves to the forefront of cutting-edge media and technology

Nonetheless, the publisher of the Ode Street Tribune insists that the Tribune will always be a traditional ink-and-newsprint newspaper.  Some things never change.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

don't miss augmented reality and Intergalactic Nemesis at Artisphere

This Friday from 7-9pm at Artisphere is the opening night for Think With Your Hands, a pioneering augmented reality presentation of illustrations by renowned Spanish graphic designers Pep CarriĆ³ and Isidro Ferrer. Anyone interested in art and technology should attend this exhibition.  Rosslyn has an illustrious history of traditional journalism.  But don't be mistaken, Rosslyn also has action at the cutting edge of media technology.

Complementing Think With Your Hands are performances of Intergalactic Nemesis: Robot Planet Rising at Artisphere this Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Intergalactice Nemesis is a live-action graphic novel:
Three actors voice the dozens of characters, a Foley artist creates all the sound effects, and a pianist plays a cinematic score, while more than 1,250 individual full-color hi-res comic book panels tell a hilarious sci-fi adventure story visually from an enormous movie screen. And it’s all done live in front of your eyes.
Intergalactice Nemesis is for all ages and for "the kid in everyone." As a wizened journalist once counseled a cub reporter, "You're only young once, but you can act immature your whole life."

Monday, September 15, 2014

start collecting now for recycling event on Oct. 11

Join with Rosslyn's famous mushrooms and other greenery to help make a more green environment. Arlington's biannual Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE) will occur on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd.  At this E-CARE event, you can safely dispose of household hazardous materials (HHM), small metal items, shoes, clothing, bed frames and other recyclable items.  Bring an ID to the event to verify Arlington residency.  If you have an old bike, check first to see if Phoenix Bikes is interested in it.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

native groundcover flourishing in Rosslyn's Hillside Park

Heroic residents have reclaimed Rosslyn's Hillside Park after it was tragically occupied by invasive English Ivy.  New native groundcover, which the Ode Street Tribune's Plants & Mushrooms Bureau has tentatively identified as Chrysogonum virginianum, appears now to be flourishing in Hillside Park.

Update:  Apparently the plant isn't Chrysogonum virginianum. Here's a close-up of the leaves:
 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

twin mushrooms exemplify Rosslyn's togetherness

Twin mushrooms have popped up near the corner of 12th St. and Oak St. in Rosslyn. By helping to sequester atmospheric carbon, mushrooms play in important role in Rosslyn's leading efforts to reduce global warming. These darling twin mushrooms, growing up close together, also exemplify Rosslyn's old-fashioned sense of family and community.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Rosslyn Jazz Festival draws huge crowd

Rosslyn's legendary jazz festival drew a huge crowd to the green urban oasis of Gateway Park in Rosslyn this past Saturday.  A fierce thunderstorm held off until 7:30pm out of respect for the importance of the event.  The top-of-the-bill group Rebirth Brass Band, which came to Rosslyn from New Orleans, put on an energetic performance on a hot, hot day. The title cut from the group's new album, Move Your Body, brought tears to the eyes of the Ode Street Tribune's journalist as he recalled not moving his body fast enough as the Tribune's Managing Editor came after him. But the matter has been painfully settled.  As long as the journalist remains employed at the Tribune, he will work on Mondays.