Profs & Pints DC: The Webb Telescope and NASA’s Next Big Thing

January 29, 2024

Profs and Pints DC presents: “The Webb Telescope and NASA’s Next Big Thing,” with Ori Fox, Deputy Project Scientist for the Roman Space Telescope at the Space Telescope Science Institute. […]

Sweden’s Ambassador Urban Ahlin, Perfect for the Job

January 22, 2024

Ambassador Urban Ahlin presented his credentials to President Joe Biden in August 2023. I met with Ahlin in his spectacular Georgetown office at the House of Sweden that overlooks the […]

Celebrate Joy with the Season 

December 6, 2023

The holidays can be a joyous time of year but also a difficult time for many. While last month was all about gratitude and giving thanks, this month turns to […]

D.C. Museum Conveys Communism’s Evils, Human Aspirations for Freedom

November 30, 2023

It’s a somber recounting of history. One all too familiar in light of current events. Totalitarian regimes, arbitrary imprisonment, subjugation by ruthless megalomaniacs.  Just several of many sins against humanity […]

Profs & Pints DC: Slavic Solstice Magic

November 21, 2023

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Slavic Solstice Magic,” a look at traditional paganism-based East Slavic rituals to embrace the longest night and the onset of winter, with folklorist Philippa Rappoport […]

Editorial: Our Crisis of Governance 

October 10, 2023

News from our nation’s capital indicates a storm at hand.  “If you want to know what it looks like when democracy is in trouble, this is what it looks like,” […]

Ukraine’s First Lady Enthralls GU Audience

September 25, 2023

The stunningly beautiful Gaston Hall at the center of Georgetown University’s main campus was full of excited students on Sept. 20. “It’s so amazing!” a student told The Georgetowner. “I’ve […]

Witcover on Politics: Biden and Ukraine, Steady Wins the Race 

July 24, 2023

When Joe Biden became president in January 2021, he declared he would not be sending any American military personnel into Russia, for risk of sparking a third world war. Instead, […]

Profs & Pints DC: Putin’s Image Crisis

July 18, 2023

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Putin’s Image Crisis,” a look at how the Prigozhin mutiny has sparked a new battle for minds in Russia, with Ksenia Turkova, linguist, former news […]

Weekend Roundup, June 15 – 19

June 15, 2023

We’ve got a lot going on this weekend here in the District! From Juneteenth celebrations, to Father’s Day festivities and lots of summer arts opening and fun, so many great […]