The Bespoke Club: Punch Profile: Activist and Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation Executive Director & Founder Michael Sapienza

The Bespoke Club: Punch Profile: Activist and Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation Executive Director & Founder Michael Sapienza

People who own the most casual personal styles can look the sharpest when dressed up. Michael Sapienza, who left a life of donning tuxes on a stage as he traveled the globe playing the trumpet for New World Symphony, was suddenly thrust into a chaotic universe in 2009. His mother Christine was dying from colon [...]

Grooming Lounge Launches Search For DC’s Most Handsome Broadcaster

Grooming Lounge Launches Search For DC’s Most Handsome Broadcaster

The Washington, D.C. area is still working hard to shake off the misnomer, “Hollywood for Ugly People.”  Luckily, the DMV has a lot of male television news personalities that are helping change stereotypes by taking great pride in their appearance.  As the nation’s leading authority on men’s grooming, locally-based Grooming Lounge is going to honor [...]

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on DC-CAP’s New Board Chairman Ted Leonsis

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on DC-CAP’s New Board Chairman Ted Leonsis

Sports team owner, CEO, founder (Monumental Sports & Entertainment), innovator, venture capital investor, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, former AOL executive, Georgetown University grad, blogger, mentor, husband, father of two, revered business leader. The list could go on and on and on, however, I personally like to call Ted Leonsis “The ACTUAL Most Interesting Man in the [...]

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Roslyn Hart aka Sex Therapist Dr. Alex Schiller

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Roslyn Hart aka Sex Therapist Dr. Alex Schiller

By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras  You know that one character on television or in the movies that you would just give anything to be friends with in real life? Roslyn Hart is probably your best chance at making that  type of wish come true. Her character Dr. Alex Schiller, a sex therapist from the New [...]

From the Founder: #LoveYourButtC4L #ScopeItOut5K DC Mission Accomplished

From the Founder: #LoveYourButtC4L #ScopeItOut5K DC Mission Accomplished

We are still in recovery mode from Sunday’s major success with the 10th annual Scope It Out 5K in DC, however, there is no rest for the weary! This was one of the largest attended during the time Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation took over the race in 2011. We raised around $275,000 and had close [...]


Beauty & Health

Grooming Lounge Launches Search For DC’s Most Handsome Broadcaster

Grooming Lounge Launches Search For DC’s Most Handsome Broadcaster

The Washington, D.C. area is still working hard to shake off the misnomer, “Hollywood for Ugly People.”  Luckily, the DMV has a lot of male television news personalities that are helping change stereotypes by taking great pride in their appearance.  As the nation’s leading authority on men’s grooming, locally-based Grooming Lounge is going to honor [...]

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Food & Drink

Oyamel’s 8th Annual Tequila and Mezcal Festival Preview

Oyamel’s 8th Annual Tequila and Mezcal Festival Preview

 By Punch Correspondent Rebecca Norris  Although I proclaim to be a foodie, I’m the girl whose mind automatically jumps to Rio or La Tolteca when I get a hankering for queso and a good old-fashioned taco or taquito. So, when I arrived at Oyamel’s 8th Annual Tequila and Mezcal Festival Preview, only to be greeted [...]

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Arts & Culture

Signature Theatre Tackles Tough Subject Matter With the Premiere of New Musical “Kid Victory”

Signature Theatre Tackles Tough Subject Matter With the Premiere of New Musical “Kid Victory”

By Punch Production Critic Lindsey Clark  Before you assume that a musical about a 17-year-old kid who has recently returned home after disappearing without explanation nearly a year ago is unusual, let me assure you: it is.   It’s not easy to talk about abduction, nor is it easy to hear about it from the other side, and it’s certainly a [...]

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People to Know

The Bespoke Club: Punch Profile: Activist and Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation Executive Director & Founder Michael Sapienza

The Bespoke Club: Punch Profile: Activist and Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation Executive Director & Founder Michael Sapienza

People who own the most casual personal styles can look the sharpest when dressed up. Michael Sapienza, who left a life of donning tuxes on a stage as he traveled the globe playing the trumpet for New World Symphony, was suddenly thrust into a chaotic universe in 2009. His mother Christine was dying from colon [...]

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The Bespoke Club: Punch Profile: Activist and Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation Executive Director & Founder Michael Sapienza

The Bespoke Club: Punch Profile: Activist and Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation Executive Director & Founder Michael Sapienza

People who own the most casual personal styles can look the sharpest when dressed up. Michael Sapienza, who left a life of donning tuxes on a stage as he traveled the globe playing the trumpet for New World Symphony, was suddenly thrust into a chaotic universe in 2009. His mother Christine was dying from colon [...]

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Grooming Lounge Launches Search For DC’s Most Handsome Broadcaster

Grooming Lounge Launches Search For DC’s Most Handsome Broadcaster

The Washington, D.C. area is still working hard to shake off the misnomer, “Hollywood for Ugly People.”  Luckily, the DMV has a lot of male television news personalities that are helping change stereotypes by taking great pride in their appearance.  As the nation’s leading authority on men’s grooming, locally-based Grooming Lounge is going to honor [...]

read more

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on DC-CAP’s New Board Chairman Ted Leonsis

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on DC-CAP’s New Board Chairman Ted Leonsis

Sports team owner, CEO, founder (Monumental Sports & Entertainment), innovator, venture capital investor, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, former AOL executive, Georgetown University grad, blogger, mentor, husband, father of two, revered business leader. The list could go on and on and on, however, I personally like to call Ted Leonsis “The ACTUAL Most Interesting Man in the [...]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Roslyn Hart aka Sex Therapist Dr. Alex Schiller

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Roslyn Hart aka Sex Therapist Dr. Alex Schiller

By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras  You know that one character on television or in the movies that you would just give anything to be friends with in real life? Roslyn Hart is probably your best chance at making that  type of wish come true. Her character Dr. Alex Schiller, a sex therapist from the New [...]

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From the Founder: #LoveYourButtC4L #ScopeItOut5K DC Mission Accomplished

From the Founder: #LoveYourButtC4L #ScopeItOut5K DC Mission Accomplished

We are still in recovery mode from Sunday’s major success with the 10th annual Scope It Out 5K in DC, however, there is no rest for the weary! This was one of the largest attended during the time Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation took over the race in 2011. We raised around $275,000 and had close [...]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on CEO & co-Founder of nvite Martin Ringlein

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on CEO & co-Founder of nvite Martin Ringlein

I also hope to inspire business oriented designers who can take the power and influence of design to change corporate culture, reimagine product and rethink traditional business models. The saying “age is just a number” holds true when it comes to the sheer amount of accomplishments Martin Ringlein has completed in his mere 30 + [...]

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Signature Theatre Tackles Tough Subject Matter With the Premiere of New Musical “Kid Victory”

Signature Theatre Tackles Tough Subject Matter With the Premiere of New Musical “Kid Victory”

By Punch Production Critic Lindsey Clark  Before you assume that a musical about a 17-year-old kid who has recently returned home after disappearing without explanation nearly a year ago is unusual, let me assure you: it is.   It’s not easy to talk about abduction, nor is it easy to hear about it from the other side, and it’s certainly a [...]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on TAA PR Founder & President Aba Kwawu

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on TAA PR Founder & President Aba Kwawu

“I LOVE it.” Aba Kwawu’s passion about what keeps her going as president of her lifestyle branding and marketing firm TAA PR, is like a huge hug across the phone. “You know, I can’t sit still. I get a high from my work.” For two professionals who have built businesses from being a part of [...]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Robyn McClure of Pinot’s Palette of Dulles

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Robyn McClure of Pinot’s Palette of Dulles

To every other person in the Wash/Met area (and within WTOP listening audience) it is a “snow day”, and not your run of the mill freak-out-because -there-are-a-few-flakes-falling snow day. It is a real snow day. As in a remain-indoors-cuddle-up-with-your-wine-bottle-and-Netflix kinda snow day. Not for Robyn McClure, who has recently returned from her company’s conference. Robyn and her husband [...]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Producer & Strategist (& Good Guy to Know) Brendan Kownacki

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Producer & Strategist (& Good Guy to Know) Brendan Kownacki

It takes a lot of moxy to start the kind of business in this town that requires you to have face-to-face time with A-list celebrities, actors, activists, politicians, POTUS, and oh, their “people”. Many would be intimidated first, irritated second, irate third (or lose their minds) and lastly, throw in the towel. Not so for Brendan [...]

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From the Founder: In Honor of International Women’s Day, My Own Tribute to My Mother

From the Founder: In Honor of International Women’s Day, My Own Tribute to My Mother

March is Women’s History Month and Sunday was International Women’s Day. Lucky for Washingtonians, it was also the sunniest and warmest day of the season, so everyone and their mother (literally) were out and about, soaking in the much needed outdoor air and breathing in the Daylight Saving’s Time hours. All over social media besides [...]

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Voto Latino Celebrates Their 10th Anniversary by Awarding $500,000 in Grants

Voto Latino Celebrates Their 10th Anniversary by Awarding $500,000 in Grants

Our final event coverage posting!  By Melinda Contreras  Voto Latino, a nonpartisan organization empowering Latino Millennials to claim a better future for themselves and their community, is now in it’s 11th year, and so on Wednesday, March 4, they held a 10th Anniversary Party at The Hamilton Live. Yes, jokes about latinos always being late were [...]

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