There’s been an overwhelming amount of emotion and an abundance of tributes over the past week after the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
It’s been 3 1/2 years of renovation, but the MLK Library is going to re-open next Thursday, September 24th. It looks like it is going to be worth the wait – the library will add a grand reading room, a fabrication lab, a cafe, an auditorium, and a rooftop terrace.
Joe Flood, DC denizen for more than 20 years, is a writer, photographer, biker, explorer, and web content manager. He recently published his fifth book and agreed to share some of his story and love for DC with us.
The summer of 2020 seems unfamiliar, both for good (our country’s increasing embrace of racial justice) and ill (our continuing struggles with the pandemic). Photographers from throughout the DMV have captured scenes both ordinary and unprecedented and more than 30 of them contributed to this post.
In these tough times, the uncertainty around the speed and reliability of the USPS and current and planned changes to it have many people worried. Living in D.C., we get to see both local and Federal postal operations, so here are some of the components of the service that we appreciate:
Smithsonian Gardens, which include 13 horticultural delights sprinkled around the Mall, are perfect places to get away from it all in the heart of the city.
John Lewis’s life and legacy was both mourned and celebrated this week in D.C.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve missed being able to visit our friends at the Zoo. Thankfully, as of July 24, the Zoo is once again open to visitors!
The current Black Lives Matter protests have caused a nationwide rethinking of what types of statues belong on public display as representatives of our history and culture. If we decide to replace some statues with new ones, then even more complex decisions have to be made on who to honor and how to portray them…. Continue reading
Fireworks and concerts on the mall and neighborhood fireworks displays are annual traditions in Washington, DC but there is another tradition that acknowledges that independence was not accorded to all citizens on the July 4, 1776. Each year before the current pandemic one at the Frederick Douglass’ Cedar Hill home in Anacostia, there is a program that includes the reading of Douglass’ speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”