“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

Redd plays at the National Zoo. His mom keeps him in line.

We welcome the New Year with this new site. Our goal is to share the images and stories from the less-noticed parts of D.C. — what we call the Uncommon District. And where better to start than at the beginning?

The Barbies on Q Street ring in the New Year

Let’s talk about new art and enduring quirkiness…

A muralist fills a blank canvas on Rhode Island Avenue

…about new citizens and activists…

Father and daughter at the March for Racial Justice
A little girl shows her District pride

…the newly adorable…

A duckling naps in Constitution Gardens

…and even a new take on the oldest of Washington stories.

Opening day of the 116th Congress

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