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Archive - Jan 7, 2013

Dining Notes

A few months ago we warned you: Prohibition is returning to Capitol Hill. No, we promised,  Carrie Nation won’t be smashing up any bars along the “Avenue.” Rather, Beuchert's Saloon is being reborn this month at its original address: 623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. The original saloon was owned by John Beuchert and son Theodore, from 1880 to 1934. During the long dry years of Prohibition, Beuchert’s reportedly operated as a speakeasy. The building later housed a frame shop which closed a few years ago.

Art in the City

Artist Profile: Anne Lindenfeld

Light is an active collaborator in each of Anne Lindenfeld’s stained glass works. The light is alive, changing minute by minute as the day progresses, and with passing shadows, altering the nature of the piece, and the space around it with fluctuating color and warmth.

Be There to Remember

Commemoration of 1963 March on Washington Slated for February 2013

“I have a dream today!” On August 28, 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and spoke the words that would become the elegant battle cry of the civil rights movement and the ethos of an era.  “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation,” he began, and hundreds of thousands listened, arrayed around him, standing together on the Mall, or straining to hear from more remote locations.

Be There to Remember

Commemoration of 1963 March on Washington Slated for February 2013

“I have a dream today!” On August 28, 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and spoke the words that would become the elegant battle cry of the civil rights movement and the ethos of an era.  “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation,” he began, and hundreds of thousands listened, arrayed around him, standing together on the Mall, or straining to hear from more remote locations.

Taylor Charles Steak and Ice Brings Authentic Cheesesteaks to H Street NE

H Street Life

Taylor Charles Steak and Ice Brings Authentic Cheesesteaks to H Street NE

TRUE or FALSE? Closing DCPS Schools Will Make the System Stronger?

ANSWER: No One Knows

This month, DC Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will announce which schools will be closed at the end of the school year, from a list of 20 announced last fall. She says that these schools are under-enrolled and expensive to operate. The implication is that closing schools will allow DCPS to create stronger education environments in the consolidated schools.

More Than King for a Day or President for Four More Years

E on DC

Sometimes I wish I could see the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial from a distance, the way one can see the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol. Maybe if I could see King from afar it would be a reminder that the skyline of this city has been changed and maybe also the soul of America. The problem with birthday celebrations is that you try to forget them the older you become. No longer might a birthday come with cake and balloons. I remember when folks were pushing to make King’s birthday a national holiday and suddenly everyone was singing and dancing with Stevie Wonder.