Master of His Universe, Stan Lee —1922-2018

November 13, 2018

Stan Lee is dead.

Not so the Marvel Universe he created. That, in all of its ubiquitous forms, will be around just about forever, and not just on earth.

Somewhere here on earth, or probably in a deep space and …

Stable DC

November 12, 2018


Stable really was a stable — for a Nabisco factory, in the days of horse-drawn cookie deliveries. Come next February, it will be a stable again, metaphorically speaking, but this …

A Collector of Senegalese Jewelry Tells Her Story

November 8, 2018

The exhibition “Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women,” showcasing jewelry created by master goldsmiths in Senegal in the early and mid-20th century, opened on Oct. 24 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. It will remain on view through …

Holiday Arts Preview: Visual Arts


Gordon Parks: The New Tide,
Early Work 1940–1950
Through Feb. 18

Within just a decade, Gordon Parks (1912–2006) grew from a self-taught portrait photographer and photojournalist to a visionary professional, becoming in 1949 the first African …

Exorcist Steps Up for Landmark Status

October 18, 2018

They are known as the “Exorcist Steps” — a steep, narrow and dark flight of some 75 stone steps that were built in 1895 just off Prospect and 36th Streets NW near Georgetown University, next to an old brick …

Moore’s ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Is a Call to Action (photos)

September 19, 2018

Award-winning filmmaker and provocateur Michael Moore wants you to be afraid. The people have been disenfranchised by foreign and big money interests. Donald Trump, warns Moore, may indeed be the last president of the United States, and the upcoming 2018 …

Last Chance: Thursday’s Cultural Leadership Breakfast

August 20, 2018

Rachel Goslins, director of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, will speak at Georgetown Media Group’s next Cultural Leadership Breakfast, Thursday, Sept. 13, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the George Town Club, 1530 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Executive director of …

Weekend Round Up August 2, 2018

August 1, 2018

“La donna è mobile” — just ask the Duke of Mantua at Wolf Trap Opera’s “Rigoletto” or Sarah Fraser at her live podcast taping on Friday. It’s a three-fair Saturday, what with a turn-of-the-century-style World’s Fair at the DAR Museum,

Weekend Round Up July 19, 2018

July 19, 2018

This weekend, adults can tap into comedy at the Kennedy Center and kids can widen their eyes at the National Gallery and stretch their ears at Wolf Trap. Happy 20th anniversary to the African American Civil War Museum, which

On the Mall: Armenia and Catalonia

June 28, 2018

The National Mall is hosting the 51st annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival through July 1 and from July 4 to 8. This year’s festival celebrates Armenian and Catalonian culture and heritage, inviting visitors to engage with the traditional arts and food …