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.

Apollo 11 Celebration

You’ve probably seen this image all over the news this week. With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Air and Space Museum has been projecting Apollo 11 on the Washington Monument. If you haven’t seen it in person, it will be projected again tonight and tomorrow, along with other activities at the museum…

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McMillan Sand Filtration Site

If you have driven around D.C., you’ve probably seen these strange towers at some point, hidden behind a chain-link fence by Michigan Avenue near the hospital complex. These silos are part of the McMillan Sand Filtration site, a cutting-edge water filtration system when it was built in 1905. It was great for the city, helping…

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The White House fence – a dramatic change is coming

If you walked by the White House anytime in the past hundred years or so, you would have seen pretty much the same fencing. But sometime this summer, construction will start on a new fence that is much taller and will significantly change views of the White House. The current fence is eight feet high,…

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The DC Sisters

As Pride Month winds to a close, we are featuring The DC Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, an organization that serves the District year round. The DC Sisters were founded in 2013, as a branch of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, which began in San Francisco in 1979. They describe themselves as “an order of 21st…

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Filming in D.C.

It’s hard to film in D.C., with the permits and expenses and logistics. But it is even harder if the film takes place in a different era. We have seen two recent instances in which films have tried to recreate an older D.C., including one last weekend. It’s all about finding the right location. 1940-1944…

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