Artifacts Hint at Halcyon House’s Past

On Aug. 21, at the Georgetown Public Library, Jennifer Porter-Lupu, a doctoral student in anthropology at Northwestern University, presented a portion of what she had uncovered.

Downtowner DC April 8, 2020

STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS IN EFFECT The new stay-at-home orders in D.C., Maryland and Virginia give police more ability to enforce social-distancing rules. Disobeying these rules could...

Kids Flock to Science and Engineering Expo in D.C. (photos)

The 5th USA Science and Engineering Festival Expo, presented by Lockheed Martin, commandeered the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on April 7 and 8, dazzling an estimated 350,000 visitors, many of them children.

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,...

Honoring Our Veterans at the National Memorial Day Parade (photos)

The National Memorial Day Parade down Constitution Avenue NW, now entering its 14th year, is the nation's largest single event on the holiday.

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.

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...

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.

Downtowner DC February 26, 2020

PHASE 2 OF WHARF DEVELOPMENT UNDERWAY The second phase of the Wharf development in Southwest D.C. is proceeding, adding new residences, retail and amenities to...

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...