Throwback Thursday 40: Fighting Against Hunger

The 40th Throwback Thursday is my December 2011 lunch in the District with Shamia Holloway, who at the time was communications manager for the Capital Area Food Bank. It’s the largest non-profit hunger organization in the DC region — also reaching into Maryland and Virginia — and its goal is…

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Jim Piddock’s Off To The Races

Actor, writer and producer Jim Piddock (the second stranger featured on this site) is off to the races after writing the script for an upcoming movie starring Jeremy Irons about the legendary British horse racing trainer Sir Henry Cecil. Screen Daily broke the news of the production, quoting producers Andrew Berg…

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Throwback Thursday 39: Forever Young

Fans of the Rocky movies might enjoy the 39th Throwback Thursday — an afternoon with actor Burt Young (Paulie from the boxing film series) in Port Washington, New York, in October 2011. Burt talked about his lengthy acting career, but also discussed his other loves of painting and writing. Before…

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Steve Hayes: With A ‘Hitch’

Steve Hayes, the 118th dinner stranger and best known for his YouTube series “Tired Old Queen at the Movies,” knows how to tell a good story about Hollywood’s yesteryear. He’s also an accomplished actor, and will be putting both those skills to use in a one-night one-man show in New…

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On The Road With Jonathan Blum

Portrait painter (and 102nd stranger featured on this site) Jonathan Blum has announced his travel plans for November and December, so if you’re looking to meet him and buy some of his unique art here’s your chance. He’ll be at festivals and other events in New York and Washington, DC….

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Throwback Thursday 37: The Doctor Is In

Quick reminder to sign up for the Dining With Strangers mailing list and get notified every time I post a new dinner interview. To subscribe, just enter your email address in the box on the right column. Now back to the regularly scheduled Throwback Thursday. The 37th dinner with a…

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