The Hill Rag

Arts & Entertainment

09/01/2015 - 11:11am
As usual, this September column takes a look back at movies “That Got Away,” feature films little noticed or publicized when first released. This selection avoids mainstream Hollywood fare in favor of films that offered something... >>more
09/01/2015 - 10:42am
This fall, DC’s flourishing theater community rolls out plans for a staggering array of productions. From the Shakespeare canon to American musical standards to world premieres, the Washington area has it all — in fact, too much for... >>more

Food & Dining

09/01/2015 - 10:12am
The grape-growing region of Cognac has been reaping the benefits of its ideal setting for hundreds of years. The production and sale of eaux de vie made from the local grapes has been ongoing since roughly the 13th century. Mastery of oak aging and... >>more
09/01/2015 - 9:42am
As summer gives way to fall, things are hopping along Barracks Row. First a quick facelift. Wow, that was fast! The Chesapeake Room, 501 8th St. SE, has reopened after just five weeks with a new look plus a new, shortened menu. A huge Phantom-of-the... >>more
09/01/2015 - 9:11am
6880: Jose Reyes moves the bread out of the 14-tiered, 1948-era oven. The bread baking operation takes place every day to supply many restaurants and Italian delis in the region. Photo: Annette Nielsen 6979 AND 6995: Rebecca Bardet and her daughter... >>more

Kids & Family

09/01/2015 - 12:00am
The 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival is at the Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.). From 10 a.m.-6 p.m., approximately 150 authors, illustrators and poets will make... >>more
09/01/2015 - 12:00am
The 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival is at the Washington Convention Center on Sat., Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.). From 10 a.m.-6 p.m., approximately 150 authors, illustrators and poets will make... >>more

Neighborhood News

08/31/2015 - 1:52pm
At 6:45 p.m. last night, there was a shooting on the 900 block of Third St. SW. Police investigating discovered a 13-year-old girl and a adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims are expected to recover. According to police sources, the... >>more
08/31/2015 - 1:45pm
Financial Report The Eastern Market’s June revenues were $66,000, according to the Manager’s Report read during the July meeting of the Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC). South Hall rents were $19, 676. North Hall... >>more
08/31/2015 - 1:12pm
Public charter schools serve almost half of all public school students in the District. They receive over $600 million in local resources from the DC government each year. So, understanding how charter schools spend these resources is important for... >>more
08/31/2015 - 12:42pm
District politicians famously promise, primarily through sloganeering, to connect communities. Their delivery often falls short; neighborhoods remain mostly a string of silos. Former Mayor Vincent C. Gray, for example, repeated with passion his... >>more
08/31/2015 - 11:45am
Attend any meeting on zoning and you will be confronted with a barrage of acronyms: BZA, ZC, PUD, OP, DCRA, OZ, ZA, ZRR, ANC, R-4, C-2-A. It's enough to confuse even those in this town use to the governmental alphabet soup. Before confronting... >>more

Home & Gardens

08/31/2015 - 12:10pm
My oriental lilies are now hidden and need to be planted closer to the house. Can you advise about when and how to transplant them? Best do this in the fall. First, water them well several hours before, to moisten the soil to the depth of the bulbs... >>more
08/31/2015 - 11:12am
Many a Capitol Hill resident has wondered about the previous inhabitants of their home, and what their house looked like in years past. Earlier this year, Michelle Pilliod Carroll and Nina Tristani set out to do what they had long planned to do... >>more
08/31/2015 - 10:42am
This summer, the California drought and the resulting water conservation efforts are peppering newspapers and airwaves. This ongoing and alarming story has some DC residents thinking about our local water supply and water conservation efforts. Byron... >>more