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Leon: John Vincent’s Take on Fast Food

Vincent, founder of British restaurant company Leon, chose D.C. to set up his first American shop because he found it to be the U.S. city most like London.

Overheard at Lunch: D.C. Gossip Girl

The Obamas: They’re Just Like Us Having settled into civilian life, the Obamas are leading lives as ordinary as ex-White House residents are able to...

Mayor Bowser Adopts Baby Girl

Congratulations poured in for the adoptive mother who runs the city, including tweeted well wishes to Mayor Muriel Bowser and "Baby Bowser" from the District Council.

Downtowner DC March 25, 2020

UPTOWN THEATER CLOSES The historic Cleveland Park movie joint the Uptown Theater has closed. Built by Warner Bros. in the 1930s during Hollywood’s Golden Age,...

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D.C. to Enforce Straw Ban Next Year The District will be banning plastic straws starting in 2019. Effective Jan. 1, businesses and organizations that serve...

Big Debuts: Spy Museum, Apple Carnegie Library

Opening this weekend: a L'Enfant Plaza home for the Spy Museum and the second Apple store in D.C., in the former Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square.

Statue of Former Mayor Marion Barry Unveiled (photos)

One of three African Americans with a full-body statue erected and standing in Washington, D.C., Barry is the first local elected official to be honored with a statue.

Downtowner DC March 11, 2020

WOMEN’S MONTH AT THE LINE The Line DC hotel is celebrating International Women’s Month with programming that includes a new banner featuring artwork by local...

Ringing True: The Legacy of Alexander Graham Bell

“In our family, we don’t take sound for granted,” explained South Carolina mom Christy Maes in a telephone interview. The quote is also in...

A Pictorial Farewell to 2017 (photos)

The holiday season is a special time in the nation's capital, as captured in this photo essay by Jeff Malet.