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Capitol Hill Community

10/06/2015 - 11:42am
If you’ve heard a steady low rumble and seen a few more blue hats than usual around Capitol Hill this summer, don’t be alarmed, that’s just Rambler Nation rising. The brand-new Eastern High School Booster Club, created by Hill... >>more
10/06/2015 - 10:42am
Do you ever wonder what it must be like to live in a town or neighborhood where things just stay the same? A place where the shops, streets, and residents change very little from year to year, save for the obvious things such as the seasons and the... >>more
10/06/2015 - 9:45am
Hill Center celebrated its fourth birthday on Oct. 1, and somehow the place feels both new and also like it’s always been here. With the opening of the Bayou Bakery in the old carriage house, the original vision of the center’s founders... >>more

Arts & Entertainment

10/06/2015 - 11:12am
Fall is in the air, and this month’s column is filled with great ways to celebrate the season. Whether you seek a good Halloween scare, want to support school kids in their studies, or contemplate the changing leaves over a glass of bourbon, I... >>more
10/05/2015 - 12:42pm
Getting Around DC The cars are overcrowded, especially at “crush hour.” The service is terrible and the fares are too high. Then there are those etiquette-challenged riders who claim the aisle spot and force other passengers to clamber... >>more
10/05/2015 - 12:12pm
What comes to mind when you think of sunflowers? Seeds to snack on? Dazzling fields in “Dr. Zhivago”? Roiling oils a la Vincent Van Gogh? Students at School Within School (SWS) are offering their own perspectives in the Young Artists... >>more
10/05/2015 - 11:42am
Many of us have heard of the “farm-to-table” concept – the idea that food comes from smaller, local farms that provide in-season, artisanal products. While many area restaurants and retailers have embraced the concept, the movement... >>more
10/05/2015 - 11:15am
If you’re a photographer, stories sometimes happen right in front of you. That happens to Dominic Green, but these are stories that seem to have no beginning and no end. Appearances, places, and emotions are passing through a moment … a... >>more
10/05/2015 - 10:11am
The Second Mother Few films from Latin America get mainstream exposure in American movie houses, but the occasional one that slips through is often worthy. In recent years, winners – both critical and commercial – have come from... >>more
10/05/2015 - 9:42am
Theater Alliance has emphatically found its voice. Last year the company earned seven Helen Hayes Awards; this season it’s won a $10,000 National Theatre Company Grant from American Theatre Wing, bestowed on theaters that have “... >>more

Neighborhood News

10/06/2015 - 10:15am
Back in May, the Hoffman-Madison Waterfront team presented plans for Phase 1B of The Wharf, which includes Parcel 1 and the Municipal Fish Market to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA). Parcel 1 is planned as a 10-story office building with... >>more
10/03/2015 - 11:45am
Report from Executive Office of the Mayor Seth Shapiro, the Ward 6 liaison, reported that a review of the first six months of Mayor Bowser’s term has been published. He presented an outline of the mayor’s safety plan (details available... >>more


10/06/2015 - 9:10am
When I look around our city, as well as the rest of the world it becomes obvious that we have entered a period of transition and transformation. Are you going to catch a cab or an Uber? Is that real money in your wallet? When did print from a... >>more

Food & Dining

10/05/2015 - 10:42am
Since its debut last summer, Romeo & Juliet Garden Café has upped the ante for Italian/Mediterranean cuisine. The prime corner space, vacated by the White Tiger, had lain fallow for two-and-a-half years. What a transformation! Guarding... >>more
10/05/2015 - 9:10am
The first time I landed in DC, I was moving from New York City – and it was 1990. Outside of living across the street from Eastern Market and getting to know the great family of vendors there, I was a little discouraged at my options for food... >>more
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