The Juneteenth Federal Holiday: A Backgrounder

June 16, 2022

This Monday, June 20, is a U.S. national holiday commemorating “Juneteenth,” which falls this year on a Sunday, June 19. Many Americans are unsure, however, about the origins and significance […]

Lincoln Memorial Turns 100 on Memorial Day

May 26, 2022

We live in Mr. Lincoln’s city. So much of his life’s moments vibrate through the collective frequencies of Washington, D.C., where other presidents come to mind. This nation’s savior, the great […]

Silver City: With Grands and Kids, Celebrating Thanksgiving Can Be Tricky

November 24, 2021

Starting Wednesday, Nov. 24, and for the next five days or so, most everyone in the United States is about to navigate the most unique American holiday of all: Thanksgiving. […]

Weekly Arts Round Up, April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

Ford’s is presenting a radio play and GALA will reopen with a show about radio plays. This Saturday: a streamed performance by the Thalea String Quartet.

Weekly Arts Round Up, September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

More Smithsonian museums reopen tomorrow. From the comfort of your couch, stream Japanese films, hear from Helen Hunt and view treasures from sunken cities of ancient Egypt.

A Socially Distanced Emancipation Day

April 16, 2020

The Compensated Emancipation Act was signed by President Abraham Lincoln on April 16, 1862, more than eight months before he issued the Emancipation Proclamation, on Jan. 1, 1863.

Weekend Round Up March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital rolls in tonight, with screenings through March 25.