The Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square has gone through many transformations since it opened in 1903. The newest version of it opened less than a week ago, featuring an Apple store. Since the building is on the National Register of Historic Places, Apple had to preserve the facade, adding just a small Apple logo… Continue reading
In the weeks before the Funk Parade, we’ve been showcasing some of our favorite groups. For our final Funk feature, we are turning the spotlight on the multi-talented Dior Ashley Brown.
In the weeks before the Funk Parade, we are showcasing some of our favorite groups. This week we are featuring the Mo Lucas dancers and band members, who come up each year from Winston-Salem with great Funk spirit. These photos from the last couple of years show them getting ready for the parade, and we’re… Continue reading
Spring is festival season in D.C., which brings out a lot of great performances. One of our favorites is the Vava United School of Samba, which was founded four years ago to bring together “all kinds of dancers, musicians, and everybody who loves and supports the Brazilian Culture and love for Samba”. Vava models itself… Continue reading
On April 15th, the zoo’s adorable baby gorilla Moke had his first birthday. The zoo threw him a party, with special treats and presents. He spent the whole party clinging to his mother’s back, and let the other gorillas enjoy the festivities. The highlight of the party was a frozen cake. Baraka, Moke’s father, took… Continue reading
There are many odd buildings and many secretive buildings in D.C., but this building on 8th Street combines both oddity and secrecy in rare form. If you look up along the block of 8th St between D and E Streets, you’ll see some facades that look like a child has drawn them. The full effect… Continue reading
Performing artist Shanna Lim often doesn’t say a word when she works. The silence is intentional. “Words don’t always communicate the emotional aspect,” she explains.
If you watch the news, you’ve probably spotted the This Is A Sign guy many times in the last couple of months. At events, he gets there early and waits off to the side, and then quickly gets into view of the news cameras when the main subject appears. In conversation, he seems really nice… Continue reading
According to the American Fitness Index, Washington is the third healthiest city in the country. The scores in the Index are based on everything from healthy activity — like exercise — to the amount of parkland and the number of recreational facilities in each city. While many Washingtonians exercise in the plethora of sports clubs around town, others take advantage of government buildings to get their cardio.
For the last 48 years, there’s always been a St. Patrick’s Day Parade down Constitution Avenue. But now the luck of the Irish has run out. Sadly, the cost of security, especially after the tragedy in Nice, has grown so high that the parade organizers can no longer afford to put on the parade. So… Continue reading