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.

Dreamers Road to the Supreme Court

On Sunday afternoon, a group of determined Dreamers arrived at the Supreme Court ahead of Tuesday’s hearings on three consolidated cases related to DACA. Over 18 days, they walked some 230 miles from Battery Park in view of the Statue of Liberty to the Supreme Court, to be here and to be heard. On arrival,…

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Honor Flights Celebrate Vets

Each year, the nonprofit Honor Flight Network transports thousands of veterans (21,189 last year alone) from all over the country to Washington D.C. to celebrate their service.

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Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, can seem superficially like a Mexican version of Halloween – same time of year, involving elaborate dress and decorations. But Dia de los Meurtos is a serious holiday nothing like the frivolity of Halloween. During the two-day event, people remember and celebrate their beloved family members…

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33 Years in High Heels

The first 17th Street High Heel Race, which took place at midnight on Halloween back in 1986, was a fairly small and casual affair. However, the basic building blocks were there: drag queens, a quick sprint, and, of course, high heels. As The Washington Blade reported at the time: “…high heels [were] clearly the fashion…

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Eleanor Holmes Norton, Dancing Queen

Eleanor Holmes Norton has long been an icon in the District and beyond. She became a civil rights activist when young, and furthered her work for equality as the assistant legal director of the ACLU in the late 1960’s. She was the first female Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and wrote the first…

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