In a city where protests are an almost daily occurrence, blood red cloaks and bright white bonnets have become the unofficial dress code for demonstrators. Inspired by Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Hulu’s television adaptation, which began its run two years ago, red-clad protestors can be seen everywhere from the White House to the Supreme Court to the National Mall.
D.C. may sometimes seem soulless, but we know it has a heart – we see the hearts everywhere.
The World’s a bubble, and the Life of Man Less than a span Francis Bacon In the hands of Jennifer Shannon, bubbles come to life as she stares intently and makes them hang in the air. We’ve watched in delight as her performances enchant the crowds, at festivals like Art All Night in Shaw, or… Continue reading
Frida Kahlo once wrote that she imagined that there must be people out there who felt as strange as she did. Night of 1,000 Fridas was an opportunity for people around D.C. – and around the world – to embrace the wonderful strangeness of Frida Kahlo.
January 21st is National Squirrel Appreciation Day and with so many of the little varmints within the District limits, there are plenty for Washingtonians to appreciate. However, that was not always the case. At the beginning of the 20th Century, squirrels were sadly lacking in the Nation’s Capital, their numbers dwindling due to hunting. Elliot… Continue reading
The landscape of D.C. is full of demonstrations, rallies, and vigils. While the adults at these events are passionate and sometime angry, the young children that come have a much simpler message: it’s all about love.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe 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?… Continue reading