Will Sommer


The first rule of fight club: don’t write about fight club

Everyone knows the rules of Fight Club. But fewer people know a related set of rules: how to run a fight club. Follow my advice, gleaned from my time running... Read more


City on a Hill: Fun, fun at ANC

It costs a lot of money to live in the neighborhood around Georgetown University. When neighbors sign their mortgages or leases, they’re getting a few things besides a place to... Read more


City on a Hill: Metro digs deep in empty pockets

With diving suits and other military gear just outside the door, the men and women assembled in the Naval Memorial auditorium Monday night by Councilmember Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) looked... Read more


New Rosslyn circulator considered

Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) introduced legislation last week that would allow the Circulator buses, such as the Union Station – Georgetown route to expand into nearby areas like Rosslyn,... Read more


Annual report shows increased crime

On-campus thefts and alcohol violations increased dramatically in 2008, according to statistics released by the Department of Public Safety on Thursday. The 2009 Annual Crime Report, which covers the 2008... Read more


City on a Hill: D.C., are you PC?

On Monday, the District government filed a lawsuit to take over two allegedly substandard group homes for the mentally disabled. It’s a commendable move by a government that sometimes fails... Read more


Critical Voices: The Mountain Goats – The Life of the World to Come

The Mountain Goats as we knew them are dead. In deference to that and Life of the World to Come’s Biblical theme (each song is named after a Bible verse),... Read more


City on a Hill: Taxi drivers are people too

“There is power in a union,” traveling musician Joe Hill sang in 1913. Now, with only 12.4 percent of American workers unionized in 2008, Joe Hill’s sentiments seem archaic. But... Read more


Georgetown sees 50 cases of H1N1 flu

More than 50 Georgetown students have reported cases of H1N1 influenza, also known as swine flu, Assistant Vice President for Student Health Doctor James Welsh said Wednesday. “Now we need... Read more


City on a Hill: Mary Cheh, you’ve got TheMail

Councilmember Mary Cheh (D – Ward 3) is a power player in D.C. politics. She has called for Attorney General Peter Nickles to resign, and she’s traveled to wartorn Kosovo... Read more