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.

6ft Aparty

Frank Agbro loves music. He loves to make music, listen to music and even has his own show on WPFW. He loves music so much that he has started the “6ft Aparty” on his front porch in Mount Pleasant.

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The Year in Photos

What can we say about 2020 that hasn’t already been said? It was a frightening and devastating year, and a time of reckoning. And yet, there were also moments of victory, peace, and quiet beauty. Twenty-one local photographers help us tell 2020’s story. Christopher Buoscio (Flickr; website) Winter Sunset. ©Christopher Buoscio NGA Sculpture Garden Ice…

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A week of contrasts

We are often stunned by the contrasts in D.C. between it being the center of government and a place where people live. This week the contrasts were especially stark – political turmoil, holiday beauty, the raging pandemic, and ordinary life.

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Light Yards

For the last several years, Light Yards at Yards Park has presented a light installation featuring prominent international light sculptors and artists. We’re glad to see the tradition carrying on this year despite the pandemic, with music and immersive light design by sculptors ​Amigo & Amigo from Australia. ©Victoria Pickering The stars are lit 6-10pm at…

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