Meet Mikko

Meet Mikko Kosonen, he’s a chef from Finland now living in Washington, DC, who divides his time between operating his busy catering company and his namesake restaurant Mikko. We met earlier this month for dinner at his establishment for my 119th interview. Mikko talked about why he wanted to bring…

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies

Every month on the YouTube series “Tired Old Queen at the Movies” actor Steve Hayes shares his love for old movies with five-to-10 minute videos adlibbing about classic features. He covers everything from the characters to the stories of the actors playing them, from the social themes in the plot…

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Lunch With Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery

Actresses Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery are perhaps best known to many from their comedic roles on the television shows Glee and The Office respectively, but for the last few years they’ve sold out venues with a series of music revues — their latest, Two Lost Souls, opened in September. Last month, on a trip…

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The Possible Dream

Bernie Clifton, 82, is a legendary British comedian and singer, perhaps best known for a slapstick routine running around on stage in a goofy ostrich costume while he cracks punny jokes. But I recently learned there’s much more to his life story, from his early handyman jobs through to recent…

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Discussing DC Central Kitchen

Next month, the DC Central Kitchen will mark 30 years of taking donated wasted food and turning it into meals for the homeless and non-profits. That’s just one of many services the organization offers, such as a culinary training program for jobless adults so they can get work and “leave…

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Meet Mark From Medium Rare

Mark Bucher is co-owner of Medium Rare, a restaurant business with four locations in the Washington, DC, area offering a very simple menu: bread, followed by salad, then two servings of steak frites. It’s simple yet successful. Medium Rare frequently appears on local and national “best of” lists for steakhouses….

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Chatting With A Comedian

Late last month I was in Brooklyn and had the chance to interview Alex English. He’s a young comedian, writer and actor building his career in his adopted hometown of New York after moving there from Detroit without really knowing what he wanted to do with his life. In 2012,…

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Meeting Donna Lynne Champlin At Messhall

Last Friday I uploaded part one of a two-part interview with actress Donna Lynne Champlin, talking about how her discovery of metaphysics helped shape her career. Here’s part two of the interview, in which she charts the course of her career that started at the age of three when she…

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Lunch With Donna Lynne Champlin

Donna Lynne Champlin is an accomplished stage, television and film actress whose most recent credits include the role of Paula Proctor on the CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Hortense Bellacourt on Comedy Central’s Another Period. She’s also great company for lunch. Earlier this month, during a holiday to Los Angeles, I met Donna…

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Meet The Freaky Boiz

Meet Pierre Phipps and Terrance Wilson, also known as the rap duo Freaky Boiz. They’re gay artists who met in a high school dance class in Chicago, and went to college together in Illinois. That’s the time when, just for their own amusement, they made a video rapping verses about…

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