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Feature Stories

a mashup of reviews, profiles, travel pieces and personal experience articles

One Last Goodbye

Local Travel Writing How many missteps could I make in one day? The Old Town neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, was the place to answer that question. The red cobblestone streets, while picturesque, were treacherous. Add in a walk up the... Continue Reading →

The Other Side

Travel | Feature Writing My eyes follow the Chesapeake Bay Bridge sprawling before me in the distance. My boyfriend and I are only halfway across, and I'm already imagining reaching the other side and seeing more of what rural Maryland... Continue Reading →

The Missing Kennedy is a story of compassion and hope despite tragedy

Review | Bancroft Press Who isn’t intrigued by the Kennedys? Everyone has an opinion of the famous family, but one of the most important opinions comes from Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff, author of The Missing Kennedy: Rosemary Kennedy and the Secret Bonds... Continue Reading →

Both Sides of the Line is not just for sports fans

Review | Bancroft Press Football extends far beyond a Boston high school’s field in Kevin Kelly’s memoir, Both Sides of the Line, which is set to release July 1, 2016. Following in his brother’s footsteps and eager to escape his... Continue Reading →

The Key to Keeping Love

Relationships | Magazine Writing It’s 5:25 a.m., and I’m screaming at my fiancé as we sit in the car outside of the gym. In the back of my head I’m thinking, “Why are you doing this? Just stop and apologize... Continue Reading →

A Case for a Cool Down

Fitness and Health | Magazine Writing You wake up the day after a workout (it’s been awhile), and you want to die. Your muscles ache, and your chest still has the breathless feeling that you felt while on the treadmill... Continue Reading →

More Than Miles

Personal Experience | Feature Writing Your headlamp illuminates the black pavement in front of you. The only sound is your feet hitting the asphalt with each stride. Thump. Thump. Thump. You feel like the only person alive, moving through the... Continue Reading →

Still Here: Blake Tagget’s Subtle Success

Profile | Feature Writing Blake Tagget leans forward in his chair at the Barnes and Noble Café, but his eyes dart from the study group occupying a nearby table to the mother placing an order at the counter as she... Continue Reading →

Bean Hollow’s name is indicative of an equally hollow experience

Review | Feature Writing Bean Hollow on Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Md., offers visitors the façade of a quaint atmosphere in which to enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation; however, the small space, lacking service and subpar... Continue Reading →

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