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Terry Ponick

Terry Ponick
Biographical Note: Dateline Award-winning music and theater critic for The Connection Newspapers and the Reston-Fairfax Times, Terry was the music critic for the Washington Times print edition (1994-2010) and online Communities (2010-2014). Since 2014, he has been the Business and Entertainment Editor for Communities Digital News (CDN). A former stockbroker and a writer and editor with many interests, he served as editor under contract from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and continues to write on science and business topics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA, MA) and the University of South Carolina where he was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and co-founded one of the earliest Writing Labs in the country. Twitter: @terryp17

CATF: ‘Wild Horses’ can’t keep this play’s audience away

Starring Kate Udall, Allison Gregory’s one-woman show is a classic female coming-of-age story joined at the hip with theater of the absurd.

CATF: A ‘Wire’ redux, hip-hop ‘Welcome to Fear City’

World premiere drama by Kara Lee Corthron, "Fear City" is an in-your-face journey into the closed-loop social system extant in the South Bronx circa 1977.

CATF: ‘Everything is Wonderful,’ but not really

Set somewhere in Amish Country, Chelsea Marcantel’s "Everything is Wonderful" is a metaphor for modern religious, moral and political contradictions.

Surprise! Dovish Yellen remarks ignite stock market rally

Fed Chair hints interest rate hikes may moderate. Most stocks rally, oil gets a boost, financials lag and bond prices weaken.
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Trading Diary: No funerals, a wedding and a Wall Street rally

We stumble into a surprise midweek, midsummer rally, toy with silver and gold positions, and get ready to attend an actual Millennial wedding. Change.

Mini stock ‘flash crash’ as Donald Trump, Jr. releases emails

More New York Times-instigated fake news posing as real news gets Wall Street in a brief tizzy Tuesday morning.

Wall Street: Experiencing seasonal affective disorder?

Is the American stock market stuck in a sideways summer correction? Or are all market sectors about to get hammered by a full blown 10-20 percent correction?

Cliffs Industries vs. bears, steel tariffs and D.C. malaise

There’s always something in your portfolio that keeps you on edge no matter how hard you try. Our problem child is Cliffs Industries.

CATF 2017 Edition is off and running in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Growing annually in popularity and prestige, the Contemporary American Theater Festival presents 6 brand new and nearly new American plays this year.

Thursday Markets: Stocks, bonds resume their endless churning

A flurry of contradictory news and economic reports leads to market uncertainty, leading to predictable and scary bouts of selling on Wall Street.

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Death and the Limelight: The tragedy of “Gurl Nineteen” Ruth Polsky

Ruth Polsky was responsible for giving many post punk bands their first taste of America, including The Smiths, New Order, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Cocteau Twins.