Gina Dalfonzo

Gina Dalfonzo

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Top 5 Country Albums of 2011

To be a country music fan these days is to be part of a quarrelsome bunch. The consensus seems to be that “real country” is the only kind worth listening to–yet no one can seem to agree on what “real

'Edwin Drood' – A Mystery That Shouldn't Be Missed

This February marks the 200th birthday of the man whom some have called the greatest novelist who ever lived. All kinds of tributes are in the works for Charles Dickens’ bicentennial, including biographies, festivals and three new adaptations (one feature

The Jackie Kennedy Tapes and the Media's Double Standard

The day before the release of Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, the Washington Post’s “Reliable Source” column ran a few of the juicier tidbits from Mrs. Kennedy’s taped interviews. Among those tidbits: “She calls [Martin

Are the Arts Gay Enough?

You know the problem with the arts these days? In case you didn’t know, Philip Kennicott will be happy to tell you. The problem with the arts, he says, is that they’re homophobic. Quit laughing. In a recent Washington Post