Cummings Manned the Bridge of Justice

October 18, 2019

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Maryland), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, with responsibility for the ongoing Trump impeachment inquiry, died at three in the morning yesterday, Oct. 17. He was 68 and had been in failing health …

The Homegrown Terrorism of Mass Shootings

August 7, 2019

In Washington, D.C., the Saturday morning outside seemed warm, bright and not so fraught with weather.

In Texas, in the border city of El Paso, the weather was scorchingly hot, but the local Walmart store was full of shoppers, many …

Profs & Pints: Enclave of Black Hope

May 6, 2019

Profs and Pints presents: “Enclave of Black Hope,” a portrait of striving and success in a segregated, planned community, with John Morris, former professor of constitutional law at Sojourner Douglass College and Stevenson University, and Linda Morris, author of Cherry …

Baltimore’s The Ivy: A Gilded Age Gem

September 26, 2018

Imagine you’ve been invited to a Baltimore industrialist’s 19th-century mansion in the heart of Charm City.

When you arrive, you’re ensconced in Italianate glory and taken to your room, where a four-poster canopy bed and a Frette robe await you.

Downtowner April 4, 2018

April 4, 2018

Charges Against Turkish Guards Dismissed

Federal prosecutors have dismissed assault charges against 11 guards in a brawl in D.C. last May. Video of the incident showed guards for visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan beating protesters who gathered outside Sheridan …

American Craft Show

February 23, 2018

The American Craft Show returns to the Baltimore Convention Center. This is the nation’s largest juried indoor craft show showcasing the work of more than 650 of the country’s leading contemporary artists. With a variety of specialty categories and one-of-a-kind …

In Defense of the National Anthem and Francis Scott Key

September 14, 2017

Today, Sept. 14, is the 203rd anniversary of the song that would become our national anthem.

Yesterday, a monument to “The Star-Spangled Banner” and to its author, Francis Scott Key — who lived in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. — was vandalized …

Downtowner DC

July 12, 2017

$2 Million for Food & Friends 
The nonprofit Food & Friends has received two million dollars from Fleur, Sidney and Phyllis Bresler and the Bresler Foundation. The gift was announced June 19 at the organization’s annual Chef’s Best Dinner & …

The Latest Dish

February 8, 2017

Celebrity-owned restaurants are popular once again — with D.C. celebrities, that is. Tony Kornheiser, Maury Povich, Gary Williams and Alan Bubes are the new owners of Chad’s (formerly Chadwick’s) in Friendship Heights. Sports fans will have a lot to