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.

Art All Night

One of the best nights in D.C. is tomorrow – Art All Night takes over several areas of the city with an explosion of creativity. There are many performances scheduled and many venues with art and music inside, but lots of the fun is also just walking the streets and seeing the strange things there.…

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The Last Blooms of Summer

Summer is mainly over, and the heat has wilted most of the gardens in D.C. But the Bishop’s Garden at the National Cathedral seems to hang on the longest, filled with blossoms and winding paths. The garden was designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. 100 years ago, and augmented by Florence Bratenahl,…

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A Labor Day thanks to all the D.C. workers

Lots of the jobs in our city are similar to jobs that can be found in other places. But if you list any of the following jobs on your resume, it definitely means you had an only-in-D.C. job. Thanks to these workers and all the others who keep our city going!

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A bittersweet birthday for Bei Bei

Bei Bei had a great time at his birthday party yesterday at the National Zoo, enjoying his cake made of fruits, carrots, and sweet potatoes. Bei Bei was oblivious about what turning four years old means, but the humans at his celebration were painfully aware of what happens next. Under the panda loan agreement with…

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D.C. goes to Burning Man!

We love to watch the creative artistry of fire performers, so we’re very excited that two local groups were selected for the Burning Man Fire Conclave coming up next week. Congratulations to Pyroxotic and Revolutionary Motion! See the auditions that got them into Burning Man: Revolutionary Motion: https://youtu.be/BYPmcjFWvGs Pyroxotic’s video on YouTube Pyroxotic up close:…

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The Malcolm X Drum Circle

The drum circle is an event which is truly unique to Washington DC and very dear to my heart. The drum circle draws a kaleidoscope of drummers, dancers, jugglers, acrobats and artists from all walks of life and backgrounds to it every Sunday and is really a quintessential Washington experience not to be found anywhere else.

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