The Hill Rag

Capitol Hill Community

06/25/2015 - 12:21pm
As managing editor I am a glorified juggler, constantly watching the balls spinning above my head, the disappearance of any one of which could bring the complicated process of publishing a 160-page paper to a screaming halt. It is late on Wednesday... >>more
06/30/2015 - 10:48am
“We used to go to Port City Java to sit and talk,” recalled mother Francine Milton. “I happened to be going past one day, and I noticed the Capital Community News (CCN) office nearby. I told Charnice about it and she decided to... >>more
06/30/2015 - 10:12am
A year and a half ago the rector of a large Anglican parish near London’s Heathrow airport was visiting a friend in Washington, DC, and found himself on the corner between Eastern Market and the Sunday flea market, observing the vibrant... >>more
06/30/2015 - 9:51am
On Wednesday, July 8, Capitol Hill will have a special opportunity to hear participants in New Story Leadership (NSL), a unique program that brings young adults from conflict zones to Washington to live, work and learn together. The event -- New... >>more
06/29/2015 - 3:37pm
Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC will take to the streets for the fifth consecutive year to sponsor its FANtastic March, a 5K fundraiser event on Saturday, Sept. 12. The funds raised will be donated to Jan’s Tutoring House and used in... >>more

Health & Fitness

06/30/2015 - 11:42am
Tao Porchon Lynch, who is turning 97 in August, has become an international phenomena. She embodies the youthfulness, vitality and joy we all want to have at any age. She is a yoga master, a wine connoisseur (her family owned a vineyard in Rhone... >>more
06/29/2015 - 12:42pm
Our pets feel pain too. Seems obvious, right? You might be surprised to know that pain management is a relatively new field in veterinary medicine. Because our pets can’t talk to us (at least not in our own language!), knowing how and when... >>more

Commentary

06/30/2015 - 9:11am
When I was a child I read about the pilgrims but I never thought I would become one. There comes a point in a person’s life when one either continues to lip-sync or composes one’s own melody. A few months ago I departed from an old world... >>more

Neighborhood News

06/29/2015 - 1:56pm
Dr. Claire Cargill, the popular Capitol Hill dentist, died suddenly over the weekend. Cargill ran her practice for decades at 1009 E. St. SE. The Hill Rag will provide more details as they are forthcoming. >>more
06/29/2015 - 1:44pm
In the afternoon of June 28, officers of the Fifth District responded to the report of a shooting on the 1600 block of E St. NE. During a search of the area, they located the victim of a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital where he... >>more

Arts & Entertainment

06/29/2015 - 11:19am
It’s America’s flag. It’s America’s story. It becomes Gavin Sewell’s story – alive, vibrating, moving through time and turmoil … and peacetime. People, some famous, drift through with the iconic monuments... >>more
06/29/2015 - 10:45am
Diving Into the Waves Local poet Sandra Beasley finds inspiration in the unlikeliest of places. In her new book of verse, “Count the Waves,” she riffs on the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Red Line, and a ukulele. She composes valentines... >>more
06/29/2015 - 10:12am
A Little Chaos Alan Rickman has had a notable film career for the last 25 years, ever since he played the Euro-snide villain in the original “Die Hard” (1989). In that span he has directed one film, “The Winter Guest,”... >>more

Food & Dining

06/29/2015 - 9:45am
One Eight Distilling was named for the article in the Constitution that calls for a district to serve as the nation’s capital, and the love for DC shows in every one of its products, all designed and bottled at One Eight’s factory in Ivy... >>more
06/29/2015 - 9:10am
Bagels to Come Transplanted New Yorkers (and others) have complained about the scarcity of “genuine” bagels in our neighborhood. But coming this fall is a spinoff of the Atlas District’s Bullfrog Bagels. Where: 317 Seventh St. SE,... >>more