D.C. is often portrayed as a land of monuments and politicians. We want to show you something more. These are the stories that matter to us — about the city, its people, and the lives they lead — sometimes joyous, sometimes sad, often messy, but always interesting.

Karen Ramsey, in memoriam

Karen Ramsey, our co-editor, photographer, and friend to so many in D.C., died on Monday. We are all still in shock, and there aren’t adequate words. Here are some of her photos that illustrate how Karen reached out and touched so many people. Karen showed up. All the time, everywhere. These next photos are just…

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MLK Library Re-opens

It’s been 3 1/2 years of renovation, but the MLK Library is going to re-open next Thursday, September 24th. It looks like it is going to be worth the wait – the library will add a grand reading room, a fabrication lab, a cafe, an auditorium, and a rooftop terrace.

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Joe Flood, DC denizen for more than 20 years, is a writer, photographer, biker, explorer, and web content manager. He recently published his fifth book and agreed to share some of his story and love for DC with us.

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