Women Leaders: Sunny Sumter, President, DC Jazz Festival

April 18, 2022

Our spring arts preview featured 20 women cultural leaders in Washington, D.C. We wanted to amplify their voices in our online newsletters, spotlighting each of them individually. Our Thursday April […]

Mapping Georgetown: Local Author Documents Famous Georgetown Writers

March 7, 2022

Our Mapping Georgetown story this week welcomes the joys of March, the eminent arrival of spring, and especially Women’s History Month. Kim Roberts, Georgetown author of “A Literary Guide to […]

Downtowner News: Metro Ridership Up, D.C. Gov’t In!

July 12, 2021

D.C. Government Employees Back in Office  As of today, D.C. Government employees are back in their offices. They’ll be greeted with lots of welcome back perks including free food, Pilates classes and festive […]

Local Universities Announce Vaccine Requirement for Fall Semester

April 19, 2021

Georgetown University will require both undergraduate and graduate students at the main campus, the medical center and the law school to be fully vaccinated.

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.

The Freedom of Toni Morrison

August 7, 2019

When she learned of the much-honored novelist’s death, our writer thought about all that Morrison meant to her as a writer and a black woman.

Harris Wofford: A Contrarian of Generous Spirit

January 24, 2019

JFK appointed Wofford a special assistant to the president on civil rights and, with Sargent Shriver, the future senator helped found the Peace Corps.       

Downtowner DC June 6, 2018

June 6, 2018

Mayor Is Now Mommy D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced late last month that she had adopted a baby girl. Bowser began her adoption journey at the end of 2017 and […]

Downtowner DC April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018

Petalpalooza Premieres at the Wharf Formerly known as the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, Petalpalooza made its debut April 1 as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The celebration at […]

Weekend Round Up April 5, 2018

April 5, 2018

The National Cherry Blossom Festival continues with the official Japanese stone lantern lighting on Sunday. Also this weekend: indie bands, tango dancing and the Bubble Guppies.