As Pride Month winds to a close, we are featuring The DC Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, an organization that serves the District year round. The DC Sisters were founded in 2013, as a branch of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, which began in San Francisco in 1979. They describe themselves as “an order of 21st… Continue reading
It’s hard to film in D.C., with the permits and expenses and logistics. But it is even harder if the film takes place in a different era. We have seen two recent instances in which films have tried to recreate an older D.C., including one last weekend. It’s all about finding the right location. 1940-1944… Continue reading
With Constitution Avenue to its north, the Reflecting Pool to its south, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the west, and the Washington Monument to the east, Constitution Gardens in a surprising pastoral refuge in the heart of our busy city.
The National Mall has seen so much history, from its early days as envisioned by L’Enfant in 1791, to its realization as an open park in 1902. For more than a century, it has been filled with celebrations, demonstrations, and ordinary people enjoying it as a park. One of the most interesting uses of the… Continue reading
As the temperature rises in D.C., things become more festive. Each weekend brings another joyous occasion. There are celebrations of music, celebrations of culture, and celebrations of food and drink. In fact, there is even Click D.C., a month-long celebration of photography and we’re joining in the fun with the Festival Project, where we’re inviting… Continue reading
There are monuments and memorials everywhere in D.C., but the most special memorials are when we stop to celebrate and honor those who have served. To participate in honoring the day, come to the Memorial Day parade or go to concerts and other remembrances. Memorial Day celebrations have been going on since after the Civil… Continue reading
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