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.
This week marks Barbie’s 60th birthday. In the District, there is no better way to either celebrate or poke fun at the iconic doll brand than a visit to the Barbie Pond on Q St. NW. The Barbie Pond is a D.C. landmark, filling a small front yard with joy for all passersby. The Barbies… Continue reading
It happened so gradually that maybe you didn’t notice – until all of a sudden, you realize that every single taxi in D.C. is red. We wondered why.
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.
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
“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