The Tweets of Pennsylvania Avenue

Tweets dominate politics these days, but there was also a day a few years ago when tweets literally dominated Pennsylvania Avenue.

The tweets were printed down Pennsylvania Avenue during the night of May 17, 2012, and remained during most of the next day. Most people walked and drove by the tweets with no idea of why they were there.

D.C. is glowing!

On cold dark nights this December, there’s still a good reason to be outside – D.C. has three great light installations that are free and run all month. Georgetown GLOW Georgetown GLOW, now in its 6th year, features eleven light installations scattered over several blocks and alleyways. Light Yards At Light Yards in Yards Park, …

The Birds of Rock Creek

Winding its way through D.C. for miles, Rock Creek Park provides needed respite and relaxation for Washingtonians and a home for over 160 types of birds. Despite the park being surrounded by dense urban sprawl, the deeply forested valleys and stream provide an ideal home for wildlife to flourish.  The park is home to both …

33 Years in High Heels

The first 17th Street High Heel Race, which took place at midnight on Halloween back in 1986, was a fairly small and casual affair. However, the basic building blocks were there: drag queens, a quick sprint, and, of course, high heels. As The Washington Blade reported at the time: “…high heels [were] clearly the fashion …