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.

Minimalist D.C.

It’s Architecture Month, so we are featuring the photos of someone who looks at D.C.’s architecture in a unique way – Oscar OV Ajanel. His photos show us the beauty in the minimal, reducing many D.C. buildings to their simple but powerful components.

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Brutalism in D.C.

April is Architecture Month, so we’re taking a look at Brutalism – the style that you either love or hate that dominated much of D.C.’s imagination in the 1960’s and 70’s.

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Good luck to the Nats!

The Nats open their season in a few days, and we are very nostalgic for the time less than two years ago when the Nats won the World Series and the pandemic had not yet started. Here’s a look back at the victory parade and the way we used to be able to celebrate…

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Why are there streetcar tracks in Georgetown?

D.C. once had 200 miles of streetcar tracks all over the city. The streetcar system began in 1862, pulled by horses. In 1889, Congress passed a law requiring D.C. to switch from horses to a cleaner system that did not deface the city with overhead wires.

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The earliest signs of spring

After a terrible year, we’re grateful for the start of spring and the hope it brings. Here are the flowers and birds, and even some bees, that we’ve recently seen out in D.C.

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Tweed nostalgia

There are so many major events and festivals that we are missing during the pandemic, but there are a lot of smaller events that also have brightened up the city. One of these events is the annual Tweed Ride, where flappers and dandies can be spotted riding through the city.

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